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IBM: Introduction to Blockchain

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Discover why blockchain is such a disruptive force across business, government and society. Blockchain technology sparked the creation of Bitcoin, a decentralized digital payment system, as well as other popular cryptocurrency systems. Today industry leaders and experts are picturing radical new ways of using blockchain technology to form connections in the global economy. In this course, you will learn how to design smart contracts, bitcoin wallets, fabricode, chain SDKs, and more.

Introduction to Blockchain
3 weeks
3–4 hours per week
Progress at your own speed
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About this course

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Blockchain is a constantly evolving technology. Essentially, it is a decentralized, distributed, digital ledger consisting of records called blocks that are used to record transactions across many computers that enhances reliability and security of transactions.

Blockchain technology has improved supply chains and other transaction networks making it easier to interact and safely transact with others in the digital world. It allows us to rethink how to store, move and update data on a network.

As the first step in IBM’s Blockchain Essentials Professional Certificate curriculum, this course will guide students through the basics of blockchain technology and covers the technical and functional components required to construct any blockchain solution using state-of-the-art tools and practices. In this course, you will learn how to design smart contracts, bitcoin wallets, transactions, fabricode, chain SDKs, and more.

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  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
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  • Associated skills: Smart Contracts, Bitcoin, Transaction Log, Blockchain, Payment Systems, Cryptocurrency, Supply Chain

What you'll learn

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1. What Blockchain technology is, what distributed ledger systems are, and how they are used in business.

2. Foundational principles and business use cases of blockchain technology.

3. How assets are moved on a blockchain network.

4. The importance of the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger project in driving blockchain optimization across diverse sectors, exemplified by a range of enterprise-ready permissioned blockchain systems.

5. How to design smart contracts, bitcoin wallets, transactions, fabricode, and Chain SDKs, and more.

This course is part of Blockchain Essentials Professional Certificate Program

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3 - 4 hours per week

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