It & Software

Blockchain Basics

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About this course

The course deals with the fundamentals of Blockchain Technology. You will learn how blockchain works, its advantages over traditional database systems, various consensus mechanisms, data security in blockchain and a lot more on the functional aspects of the technology involved.

Skills covered

  • Blockchain Fundamentals
  • Consensus Mechanisms
  • Architecture of a Blockchain
  • Transaction Mechanism in Blockchain

Course Syllabus

Blockchain Basics

  • What is blockchain
  • Database vs. blockchain
  • Blockchain cryptography
  • Role of intermediaries
  • Accounts
  • blocks
  • transactions and merkle trees
  • Consensus mechanism
  • Proof of work and stake
  • Mechanism of blockchain transaction
  • Blockchain ecosystem
  • Why industries need blockchain
  • Industry challenges for blockchain adoption
  • Blockchain examples

Course Certificate

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