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Blockchain & Hyperledger Fabric: An Overview of Blockchain Technology

Blockchain & Hyperledger Fabric: An Overview of Blockchain Technology


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Overview/Description

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.



Expected Duration (hours)
1.4

Lesson Objectives

Blockchain & Hyperledger Fabric: An Overview of Blockchain Technology

  • 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
  • Course Number:
    it_bcibhfdj_01_enus

    Expertise Level
    Beginner