Blockchain 101: The Basics
What you'll learn
- Intelligently speak on the technical topics of blockchains.
- Identify the 3 major types and components of a blockchain.
- You should already be familiar with some basic concepts behind databases, compuer networks, and basic protocols.
Bitcoin. Ethereum. Hyperledger. With all the cryptocurrency buzzwords flying around, it is hard to get to the core of all of these technologies. The essential piece that serves as the underlying mechanism of all these technologies is blockchain. Blockchain is a decentralized, trustless, distributed ledger technology that was popuarlized by the Bitcoin global cryptocurrency platform.
This course will cover the fundamentals of blockchain technology, including the three core layers of a blockchain and the three types of blockchains.
This course is appropriate for technologists who are interested in the technology and business owners who are looking to understand the technology on a deeper level.
Who this course is for:
- This blockchain course is meant for anyone who has an interest in blockchain or cryptocurrency technology and who want to know more about the underlying mechanisms that make up a blockchain. Although there will be some references to cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, this course is about blockchain technology on a low level. As such, this course may not be for those who are wanting to do a deep dive into cryptocurrencies specifically.
Hudson Jameson is an industry expert in blockchain technology who has been involved in the space since 2011. He currently works on blockchain systems in the Research & Development department at USAA, a banking and insurance company for U.S military members and their families. Outside of USAA, Hudson is organizes monthly Ethereum blockchain technology meet-ups in the Dallas, TX area and moonlights as an official community lead for the Ethereum cryptocurrency community. His expertise includes cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, and blockchain technologies.