Introduction to Hyperledger Blockchain Technologies

A primer to blockchain, distributed ledgers and Hyperledger technologies.

Introduction to Hyperledger Blockchain Technologies

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Discover the power of business blockchains and distributed ledger technologies with an overview of Hyperledger andits key frameworks. All over the global market there are ledgers that organizations and individuals alike must trust. Blockchain technologies record promises, trades, transactions or simply items we never want to disappear, allowing everyone in an ecosystem to keep a copy of the common system of record.

This introductory course is carefully curated for nontechnical, business-oriented audiences. It examines blockchains for the enterprise and a number of pertinent use cases from Hyperledger, a global cross-industry community of communities hosted by The Linux Foundation and advancing business blockchain technologies. Hyperledger is incubating and promoting enterprise grade, open source business blockchain software, on top of which anyone can set up apps to meet cross-industry needs.

The course covers key features of blockchain technologies and the differentiators between various types of Hyperledger projects. We'll start with ‘what is blockchain’ and open the discussion to identifying suitable blockchain use cases for your business requirements. We will then take a deeper dive into the enterprise-ready Hyperledger blockchain technologies: distributed ledger frameworks, domain-specific, tools and libraries.

Students will gain an understanding of how blockchains work and how they can create value for their business through cost-savings and efficiencies, in terms of speed and simplicity. They will view how information is generated, stored, and shared in various blockchains, as well as gain tools to evaluate whether or not a blockchain solution would be suitable for their particular business case.

Industries today are using blockchain technologies to increase efficiency and solve business problems associated with data privacy, security, information sharing, and inclusion. Be on the cutting edge; learn about these innovative technologies and bring unique value to your business.

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  • Describe Business Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies
  • Gain familiarity with current Hyperledger projects and cross-industryuse cases
  • Become involved in and contribute to the open source Hyperledger projects

Welcome!
1. Discovering Blockchain Technologies
2. Introduction to Hyperledger
3. Hyperledger: Distributed Ledger Frameworks & Domain Specific
4. Hyperledger Tools
5. Hyperledger Libraries
6. The Promise of Business Blockchain Technologies
7. What's Next
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