Foundations of Blockchain

Learn how blockchain technology works and find out where the industry is headed next.

What you’ll learn
This learning path examines the inner workings and mechanics of blockchain, and explores how thousands of applications use the technology. You'll learn key blockchain principles in succinct terms and receive a comprehensive list of additional materials, resources, and tools to expand your understanding of blockchain.
Mechanics and principal features of blockchain technology
Differences between public, private, and hybrid blockchains
Problem-solving capabilities of blockchain technology
Blockchain applications beyond cryptocurrencies and ICOs
Overview of cryptoeconomics
Introduction to blockchain alliances
About this free Blockchain course

Blockchain is an emerging technology set to disrupt most major industries by changing how transactions are recorded and stored. Everyone from Fortune 50 companies to tech entrepreneurs are betting that this technology, as well as smart contracts and decentralized applications, will transform how we use tools, services and apps in the coming years. This free course provides a foundational understanding of how blockchain works and how companies plan to harness its power.

Why learn blockchain?

With the help of billions of dollars in investments, blockchain technologies are aimed to drastically improve global processes such as banking, IoT connectivity, automation, and contract creation. There is no better time to start learning about this technology.

What will I learn?

This free course will provide you with a look into the inner workings and mechanics of a blockchain by showing how thousands of applications are already using the technology. By the end of this course, you will understand:

  • what a blockchain is
  • different types of blockchain implementations
  • applications of blockchain technology aside from cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs)
  • principal features of blockchain technology and how they can solve complex problems
  • why blockchain technology is considered so innovative as internet technology

This course covers the most important blockchain principles in succinct terms while also providing a comprehensive list of additional materials, resources, and tools that you can reference afterward.

Who is this course for?

This free blockchain course is for anyone who is new to the technology and looking to better understand its structure and applications. This includes developers, product managers, marketers, designers, students, and investors.

Already familiar with blockchain? We've also included content aimed at advanced blockchain developers and engineers who would like to learn more about the industry and explore where it's heading.

Enjoy the course!

Ready to advance your career?