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. The …
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Lagadic A –
Thanks ! The videos are clear, the sites given to explore are really useful to make sure we understood the concepts.
Volker S –
Really helpful for basic understanding
Sanjib B –
Leung W T –
Very good ! After having this course, you could have a basic understanding of how the bitcoins, how the blockchain works technically. You can try to make a transaction of ethreum in the model provided by the university. It was really interesting and practical as in real life, we gotta spend some money in order to have such an experience. But , in this course, you can have a try with the simulator.
Dipayan M –
Completing this course, I am quite aware now of how the blockchain actually works, how it is created, how it is secured and how a trustless decentralized network is working and the assumptions and limitations of this structure. This course now allows me to explore areas of application of blockchain for real world applications beyond cryptocurrency.
Nitin N –
The course was at a right pace for me and it introduced concepts at the right level of detail. Also provided lot of reading and watching material that was useful for such a evolving subject.
Md. M –
Great One. Learned a lot from this series.
a good start for long journey to go.
Arun K –
Excellent Course to get started with Blockchain
Aeshah a –
Thanx for all
Rajpal G –
it is just amazing the level of simplicity this course carries and at the same time explain the really complex topics in a great way.
Abilio R D –
Lovely course, with good materials and also good references for reading, I also love the last and final assignment. Nothing better than to have some hands on to apply have we have learned.
Aatif A –
Great experience to complete this course
STEFFINA M –
wonderful course learnt complete basics of blockchain.
Samir D –
The best course to understand blockchain
Muhammad M –
It’s an amazing course which helps me to understand the working of blockchain and etherum.thanks COURSERA
YI CHENG C –
It’s a great course, a tightly fit beginner.
Rodrigo I C C –
Nitish M –
Very awsum for start
Mohamed A A –
A great course to start with if you want to get into the field of blockchain
Bokkisam R –
this helps us to understand the basics of blockchain
Antti K –
The course provides the necessary basics of the technology called blockchain, and it manages to open important related concepts together with the optional reading materials ( some of which were deprecated and removed from the websites). I’d recommend the course Blockchain Basics for anyone interested in blockchain and the ideas behind it.
Yash s –
best course on blockchain basics.instructor was very informative
Elisabeth S –
Out of date: the content is from 2017 I believe, and this is a field that is evolving so fast. It was hard to follow along on the programming exercises, but it was a good introduction to the concepts.
Anjani N –
M U –
One of the Best course for Absolutely Beginners : ) Discussed Core Fundamental Factors of Blockchain of Bitcoin and Ethereum. Amazing Resources & Really Helpful Content. Thanks Bina Ramamurthy Ma’am.
Gapur K –
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Raghavendra s g –
good course but use less complicated english words which are difficult to understand.
Debdipta G –
Basics of Block Chain is covered.
Kaushik r –
excellent, completed in just 3 days!
Davis Y –
It’s okay but not great. give you basic concept and guide you understand the fundamental
Sumit S –
Till now good
Constant V –
One of the better courses to get introduced in blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Well done.
Jason M –
Good intro to Blockchain
Onesimo P –
I really enjoyed what I learned and that is what made it a good experience. The final project was pretty easy and will explore some later to see if I can master it.
Devasen D –
Loved this course
Priya s g –
thank you for your effort
Askar A –
Marcus D –
The lecture videos and additional material e.g. like white papers from Satoshi Nakamoto that are provided in the course give students the possibility to directly deep dive into the most important publications of blockchain. Even though the lecture videos are quite short, it is a very good starting point for students who want to fully understand what’s happing in the blockchain.
Ann C –
Good basic course but falls down in instructions for completing final project…(though info. is available through discussion forums)..
Pranav A –
its very nice and easily understandable basis for blockchain and cryptocurrency .all algorithm and processes are illustrated in very lucid and easy manners .best for beginners
ravi k –
High level introduction I was hoping for more meaningful exercises to drive the concepts home as opposed to links to other peoples blogs for in depth analysis.
Anish K –
Content could be a bit more detailed and expressive. Overall a great course.
John D –
An in depth look at how blockchain works.
Ashutosh T –
It was a great course and I would recommend everyone to give it a shot
arnoud c –
Very clear overview of Blockchain principles!
Mourya b –
Amazing introduction to blockchain technology. The course resources are very useful.
Abdullah R –
Pretty good for a high level introduction
Narendra G –
Great pace! Great explanation! Liked the 5 7 minute video lectures and then the great reading material provided that enhanced my understanding. Thanks!
Chitpara V –
A great course to learn and understand Blockchain concepts but the main assignment can be more friendly for everyone.
Madan s –
just one word fab
Jake P –
Unable to complete week 1 final assignment due to the fact software required by the course can’t be installed on Mac OS
Gaurav B –
Thanks for giving me this opportunity to upgrade my skills.
Sanket J B –
This is the first time I have attended a class in this format and wondered how effective it would be. It was very effective and therefore I would definitely be interested in attending other classes in the same format.
edwin m –
Course was interesting and informative. Great course for beginners.
James M –
Interesting and informative, but a bit out of date. If the technology is as constantly changing as the course claims, then there shouldn’t be articles and videos from 2017. Instructions for the set up of the final project seemed out of date as well, as many of the files I was expected to download and set up were not labeled the same as they were in the instruction document.
Biswa J –
A great course and worth taking it with the upcoming changes in Digital currency world.
Ali W –
Very informative course, I have learned all about blockchain
Mehdi B –
Great content, comprehensive and easily understandable
Aditya V G –
There was more to learn with the reading supplemental than the actual video lecture but nonetheless the course was great to begin with.
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Domenico G –
The Course is well done, all the material (internal and external) al good and very useful. Just the final exam I think is not calibrated, I think that is better to make a quiz exam rather than a practical exam where the only complexity is to start the VM but after every step is suggest where to click