Learn the secrets of Blockchain in less than an hour

Understand the technology behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Learn how can you use blockchain at your company
Rating: 3.8 out of 5 (154 ratings)
4,299 students
Learn the secrets of Blockchain in less than an hour
Rating: 3.8 out of 5 (154 ratings)
4,299 students
A good high level understanding of blockchain - components, working, and case studies
Architectural constructs that Blockchain provides using the case studies

Requirements

  • None, just the interest in learning about Blockchain
Description

Blockchain is the magic sauce that makes the cryptocurrencies run. It's a radical new way of thinking and operating. This technology is claimed to be as revolutionary as the internet itself. 

We will start with an overview of how blockchain works. Secondly, we will review the fundamentals components of blockchain that make it so disruptive. Then we will look at some Blockchain tools that you so can use to develop secure and fault-tolerant processes or systems. Lastly, to get you started thinking about how to use Blockchain we will look at several unconventional case studies from different industries.

I have tried to keep all the technical jargon out so it is easy to follow along no matter what your background or experience level is. 

You do not need any background in Bitcoin trading, understanding of cryptocurrencies, finance or technology to benefit from this course. All you need is a bit of imagination and pioneer mindset to see how you can leverage this technology. 


Note: Adjust the player speed based on your comfort level with the content and my articulation rate. 

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in learning about Blockchain as a concept
  • Everything you need to know to get started with Blockchain
Course content
5 sections • 21 lectures • 34m total length
  • Introduction
    00:53
  • Define what is Blockchain
    02:07
  • Traditional Banking (simplified) vs. Blockchain
    01:39
  • Blockchain end to end
    03:16
  • Blockchain basics
    3 questions
  • Basic building blocks - Introduction
    00:43
  • Basic building blocks - Part 1 [Transactions and Blocks]
    01:49
  • Basic building blocks - Part 2 [Node and Wallet]
    01:54
  • Basic building blocks - Part 3 [Mining and Address]
    02:48
  • Test the understanding of Blockchain basic constructs
    4 questions
  • New capabilities - Introduction
    00:21
  • Secure by design
    00:50
  • Resilient design
    01:20
  • Consensus based (decentralized) model
    00:42
  • Non-human (or non-interactive) authentication
    01:11
  • Traceability (Accountability/Non-repudiation)
    01:36
  • Test your understanding of Blockchain based design
    1 question
  • Case studies - Introduction
    00:20
  • Smart Contracts
    02:31
  • Transforming music industry
    03:17
  • Transforming healthcare
    03:38
  • Wrap up
    00:25
  • Course Re-cap
    01:24
  • So where do we go from here?
    01:25

Instructor
Cyber Security, Blockchain and Cloud Advisor
Abhi Singh
  • 3.8 Instructor Rating
  • 154 Reviews
  • 4,299 Students
  • 1 Course

I'm a cyber security and technology consultant. For past 18 years I have helped several Fortune 100 companies successfully adopt disruptive technologies.

More recently I have been helping my clients on transitioning to cloud and leverage blockchain to improve their existing architecture. 

Advise senior leadership (CIO, CRO,CFO, CISO) at large financial services clients solve challenging Cyber Security and Technology issues such as Threat Detection, SOC Automation, Security Analytics, Governance and Strategy. This includes:
• Leading clients in designing, deploying and managing repeatable strategic solutions
• Identify and conduct proof of concepts demonstrative value of upcoming disruptive technology trends such as Blockchain, serverless computing
• Advising clients on upcoming technology and cyber risk trends