Discover the fundamentals of blockchain; what it is and how it works for business. Learn about IBM's blockchain strategy and platform.
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Blockchain is a system of recording information in a way that makes it difficult, if not impossible, to change, hack, or cheat the system.
A blockchain is essentially a digital ledger of transactions that is duplicated and distributed across the entire network of computer systems on the blockchain. Each block in the chain contains a number of transactions, and every time a new transaction occurs on the blockchain, a record of that transaction is added to every participant’s ledger.
Blockchain technology provides a dynamic shared ledger that can be applied to save time when recording transactions between parties. It also removes costs associated with intermediaries, and reduces risk of fraud and tampering.
There are no prerequisite requirements for taking this course. However, it is beneficial for learners to have knowledge of at least one modern, high-level programming language.
The grading scheme for Blockchain Essentials is as follows:
The minimum pass mark for the course is 70%, where the review questions are worth 40% and the final exam is worth 60% of the course mark.
Blockchain Essentials is provided 100% online. You will therefore need access to the internet to be able to use the course materials. When you enroll for this course, you be able to access the course materials from the course link in your dashboard immediately.