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Blockchain Essentials

IBM via edX Professional Certificate


Few emerging technologies inspire more conversation and debate than blockchain. In this program, you’ll discover what the blockchain is, how it works, and how it can be applied to the modern economy in exciting new ways – including in the form of cryptocurrency and other novel use cases.

While blockchain technology has only recently been developed, it is improving banking, supply chain, and other transaction networks by making digital interaction and trade more secure and reliable. It allows us to rethink how data is stored, moved, and updated across a network.

In this professional certificate program, you will broaden your understanding of the world of blockchain technologies and learn how they are changing the way goods and services are exchanged between participants. Additionally, you will gain new skills as you design and work with smart contracts, bitcoin wallets, transactions, fabricode, Chain SDKs, and more.

Businesses are implementing blockchain technology to bring a new level of trust, security, and durability to their network operations. As more and more employers look to leverage the benefits of blockchain technology, more employment opportunities for those with the in-demand knowledge and skills taught in this program will be created every day.

Blockchain can provide value in many business contexts, across the world. Take a deeper look and go beyond the hype as you learn not only the state-of-the-art in blockchain technology, but also how it will evolve in the future!


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Introduction to Blockchain

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.

Course 2: Blockchain Framework & Platforms

Learn essential principles of blockchain platforms as well as their growth, progress, and important use cases. Dive deep into fundamental parts of developing apps on commonly used platforms including Ethereum, Hyperledger, and Quorum.


Taught by

Abhyudai Singh Chauhan, Vithal Madyalkar and Ananth Kulkarni


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