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Blockchain Basics

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This first course of the Blockchain specialization provides a broad overview of the essential concepts of blockchain technology – by initially exploring the Bitcoin protocol followed by the Ethereum protocol – to lay the foundation necessary for developing applications and programming. You will be equipped with the knowledge needed to create nodes on your personal Ethereum blockchain, create accounts, unlock accounts, mine, transact, transfer Ethers, and check balances. You will learn about the decentralized peer-to-peer network, an immutable distributed ledger and the trust model that defines a blockchain. This course enables you to explain basic components of a blockchain (transaction, block, block header, and the chain) its operations (verification, validation, and consensus model) underlying algorithms, and essentials of trust (hard fork and soft fork). Content includes the hashing and cryptography foundations indispensable to blockchain programming, which is the focus of two subsequent specialization courses, Smart Contracts and Decentralized Applications (Dapps). You will work on a virtual machine image, specifically created for this course, to build an Ethereum test chain and operate on the chain. This hands-on activity will help you understand the workings of a blockchain, its transactions, blocks and mining. Main concepts are delivered through videos, demos and hands-on exercises.

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Rating 4.5 based on 408 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Starts Aug 24 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University at Buffalo, The State University of New York via Coursera
Instructor Bina Ramamurthy
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Language English
Subjects Programming IT & Networking
Tags Computer Science Software Development Computer Security And Networks

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blockchain basics

A comprehensive course covering everything related to Blockchain Basics and great for Beginners and any professional who wants to start their career in Blockchain technology can take this course.

This course helps in setting up a strong foundation to blockchain basics Best Course ever I have done.

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<3 Blockchain Basics It is a great course that provides one with complete details and references on the giving topic of Blockchain Basics The hands on part is too good.

It´s a great start if you want to understand the basics of Blockchain technology; it´s a MUST if you are insterested in the topic Good introduction to the Blockchain Basics.

The extra reading materials provided good insight to the topic.I would like to thank Professor Bina for explaining the topics in such a clear and concise way; it really helped to understand Blockchain Basics easily.

I would stongly recommend the course learners to do journal readings twice or thrice given at the end of each module to enhance the understanding on blockchain basics snd the module sujbect.

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programming assignment

very good for beginners AWESOME Easy Explantion and All tasks went with ease due simple lessons Great teacher - programming assignment needs more details to follow The course is well designed to give you an overview of Blockchain and the basic concepts.

The only frustration was with completing the final programming assignment.

CLI command should be included in the programming assignment.

Explains the concepts in very efficient manner with Great Programming Assignment.

Programming Assignment is very easy.

The programming assignment was simple but neat.

Good for basic blockchain concepts more practical approach would have been better and programming assignment was not satisfactory Excellent!

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bitcoin and ethereum

I did enjoy reading through the original Bitcoin and Ethereum whitepapers with the context provided by the course.

The course provides a high-level overview of blockchains, mainly Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Very good way to start learning the world of Blockchains, with clear explanations on the basics of cryptocurrency (Bitcoin and Ethereum).

Thanks Is an excelente course to be introduced in the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchain concept.

Great content to introduce you to the world of Blockchain, bitcoin and ethereum.

A simple, but excellent training about Blockchain, especially about Bitcoin and Ethereum characteristics.

outstanding course Very good overview of the basic concepts around Blockchain and how it is used in both bitcoin and ethereum.

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block chain

It was a good course especially the assignment at the last An in depth introduction to block chain with relevant materials.

Good to learn Blockchain basics, this will definitely help improve my skills on BlockChain Excellent; well coverage of the topics Good material to know block chain fundamentals Very informative...

One of the best Block chain course i have come across till date .

Easy for the beginners who wants to learn a basics in Block chain.

Very good Naration, i have got clear understadning about Block chain, infact examples and the Ref project is very helpfull.

The only slight negative point I found is the English subtitling which, sometime, is not correct and creates confusions Good way to meet block chain world Course content is structured in such a way that it's clear, concise and easy to grasp the concepts.

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final project

In the final project, the miner never generated ether.

Great introduction, and the final project is a profitable way to understand some of the blockchain elements Liked the course and congrats to all in the Project instructions need one update.

The final project was a let-down, it should be more hands-on (for example: why provide a GUI, you could have provided the CLI commands and asked students to execute the commands), it did not really pose the challenge one expects.

Setting up the final project to an age - instructions could have been a lot clearer and shouldn't require searching through forums to resolve.

I had a technical issue with the final project that couldn't solve.

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very good course

Suggested to anyone interested to this technology Very good course and structured very well.

Very Good Course Very good course for a starter.

Very good course.

Great good Very good course.

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An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

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Chain Account Specialist $47k

Specialist, Chain Execution $53k

Chain Sales Executive $70k

International Supply Chain $81k

Blockchain Engineer $87k

Supply Chain - CSR $91k

Supply Chain Specialist 4 $94k

Supply Chain EIT $101k

Supply Chain and Operations $107k

SAP Supply Chain $125k

Analyst - Supply Chain $149k

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Rating 4.5 based on 408 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Starts Aug 24 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University at Buffalo, The State University of New York via Coursera
Instructor Bina Ramamurthy
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Programming IT & Networking
Tags Computer Science Software Development Computer Security And Networks

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