Blockchain Basics

Blockchain Basics


Blockchain technologies are still in their infancy, but they have the potential to have a revolutionary and very disruptive effect on our world. Some say this will be even bigger than the internet.

Join us for a tour through the strengths and weaknesses of this technology, how Blockchain works with popular cryptocurrencies, why it's essential to understand in our digital world of today, and how Blockchain can be applied.

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What’s included?

The online course includes 19 lessons that offer a good introduction and grounding into this transformative technology:

  1. What is blockchain?

  2. What are the business benefits of blockchain?

  3. Fieldwork: have a go at creating a digital fingerprint

  4. Public, private, and consortium based blockchains

  5. What's Mining, Proof of Work, and Proof of Stake?

  6. Extra module: The Byzantine General's problem

  7. What is a consensus protocol for consortium-based blockchains?

  8. Extra module: Paxos Consortium Algorithm Pizza or burger for dinner?

  9. Considerations for using Distributed Ledger Technology over a conventional database

  10. Strengths of the blockchain

  11. Mitigating the weaknesses of the blockchain

  12. Organisational drivers for adopting Distributed Ledger Technology

  13. What type of processes can be disrupted by this technology?

  14. Questions to ask when adopting this technology

  15. Typical and current usages of blockchain

  16. What are cryptocurrencies and what is the link with Blockchain?

  17. What is IOTA?

  18. What are smart contracts?

  19. Extra module: Brilliant blockchain businesses

What happens when I purchase this course?

Before you complete your purchase, you will be invited to complete a short registration form. We will use the details supplied to create a new user login on our learning management system (LMS). When you purchase this course, a member of our team will then process your application and submit the details you supplied on the registration form to our LMS. You will then receive a notification from our LMS ( to create your login credentials, allowing you access this course at your leisure.