Blockchain & Hyperledger Fabric: An Overview of Blockchain Technology

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Blockchains are both a trendsetting tool and a transformative technology. In this introductory course, learn what blockchains are and the conceptual details which power this appealing technology and how they apply to enterprises. Familiarize yourself with critical concepts such as distributed ledgers, cryptographic hashing, and smart contracts, while being introduced to the popular Hyperledger frameworks, which involve several different components, each with their own specialized function and constantly communicating with each other. Previous knowledge about distributed computing will definitely help you understand how Hyperledger works; other suggested prerequisites are a basic knowledge of data structures, along with some familiarity with application development. By the end of this course, you will have a firm theoretical understanding of what Blockchains are, and why they offer such an appealing solution for enterprises to record their transaction data. You will be ready to move on to a course which covers features of the Hyperledger frameworks and tools which leverage Blockchain technology, and then apply it at an enterprise scale.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Discover the subject areas that will be covered in this course
    Describe what a blockchain is and how information is stored on it
    Compare centralized and distributed ledgers and identify the benefits and drawbacks of each approach
    Recognize the requirements of entities in a supply chain, in terms of a system to record transactions
    Identify the characteristics of a blockchain that make them ideally suited to serve as a distributed ledger
    Describe the technique of cryptographic hashing and how it applies to blockchains
  • Recognize how the integrity of the blockchain is ensured by cryptographic hashing
    Recall how storing data as a chain of blocks is an efficient and secure way of recording data
    Identify the purpose of smart contracts
    List the characteristics of smart contracts and how they compare with traditional contracts
    Contrast ledger types, list cryptographic hash function properties, and compare contract types

IN THIS COURSE

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  • 9m 30s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to describe what a blockchain is and how information is stored on it. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Centralized and Decentralized Ledgers
    7m 46s
    During this video, you will learn how to compare centralized and distributed ledgers and identify the benefits and drawbacks of each approach. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  A Ledger Use Case: Supply Chain Management
    6m 10s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to recognize the requirements of entities in a supply chain for a system to record transactions. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Blockchains as a Distributed Ledger
    6m 50s
    During this video, you will learn how to identify the characteristics of a blockchain that make them an ideal distributed ledger. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Cryptographic Hashing in Blockchains
    9m 52s
    After completing this video, you will be able to describe the technique of cryptographic hashing and how it applies to blockchains. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Blockchain Integrity
    7m 27s
    After completing this video, you will be able to recognize how cryptographic hashing ensures the integrity of the blockchain. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Chains of Blocks
    9m 9s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to recall how storing data as a chain of blocks is an efficient and secure way of recording data. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  The Need for Smart Contracts
    6m 43s
    During this video, you will learn how to identify the purpose of smart contracts. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Characteristics of Smart Contracts
    8m 8s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to list the characteristics of smart contracts and how they compare to traditional contracts. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Exercise: An Introduction to Blockchains
    8m 4s
    During this video, you will learn how to contrast different types of ledgers, list cryptographic hash function properties, and compare different types of contracts. FREE ACCESS

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