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Blockchain is radically improving supply chains, banking and other business networks, as well as creating new opportunities for innovation.
Blockchain technology provides a dynamic shared ledger that can be applied to save time when recording transactions between parties, remove costs associated with intermediaries, and reduce risks of fraud and tampering.
Businesses contain many examples of networks of individuals and organizations that collaborate to create value and wealth. These networks work together in markets that exchange assets in the form of goods and services between the participants.
The video lectures and demo in this course help you learn about blockchain for business and explore key use cases that demonstrate how the technology adds value.
Module 1 - What is Blockchain?
- Business networks
- Ledgers, Transactions and Contracts
- The problem with existing networks
- How blockchain solves this problem
- Different types of blockchain
- Requirements of a blockchain for business
Module 2 - Example Blockchain Networks
- Overview of active networks
- TradeLens - Improving global trade
- IBM Food Trust - Supply chain transparency
- IBM World Wire - Global payments
- Decentralised and trusted identity
- Further examples by industry
- Key players for blockchain adoption
Module 3 -IBM and Blockchain
- How IBM can help with a blockchain project
- IBM's blockchain strategy
- The IBM Blockchain Platform
- The Linux Foundation's Hyperledger project
- Hyperledger Fabric
- Continuing your blockchain journey
Demo - Vehicle Lifecycle Demo
- Transfer assets in blockchain
Recommended skills prior to taking this course
The minimum passing mark for the course is 70%, where the review questions are worth 40% and the final exam is worth 60% of the course mark.
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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.