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IBM Blockchain Foundation for Developers, IBM

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About this Course

If you're a software developer and new to blockchain, this is the course for you. Several experienced IBM blockchain developer advocates will lead you through a series of videos that describe high-level concepts, components, and strategies on building blockchain business networks. You'll also get hands-on experience modeling and building blockchain networks as well as create your first blockchain application. The first part of this course covers basic concepts of blockchain, and no programming skills are required. However, to complete three of the four labs, you must understand basic software object-oriented programming and how to use the command line. It's also helpful, but not required, that you can write code in JavaScript. When you complete the course, you should understand what a blockchain business network is, how to build and model a simple blockchain solution, and the role of the developer in creating blockchain applications. If you choose to take this course and earn the Coursera course certificate, you will also earn an IBM digital badge upon successful completion of the course. You'll need to pass several end-of-section quizzes and a final exam that include multiple choice, true and false, and fill in the blank questions. This course does not cover Bitcoin or cryptocurrency in detail....

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Mar 24, 2018

A complete introduction to the business network blockchain with specific training sessions for developers and administrators. Tons of resources and technical material to immediately start practicing.


Apr 01, 2018

Its very good course for a starter to know what exactly a block chain is & by the end of course you will be very confident to build a Network & will be able to showcase working use case

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291 Reviews

By Shyam Sunder Talloji

Apr 09, 2019

It worth to know fundamentals of BlockChain for a business applications.

By Ammar

Apr 07, 2019

super startup with blockchain

By Shreyansh Vaghela

Apr 01, 2019

Great content and great platform, thank IBM for course. Really like it a lot. Thanks Coursera

By Stephen Taylor

Apr 01, 2019

A useful course for learning the basic concepts and strategies underlying the use of Blockchain technology. One downside, I found, is that the practical lab code didn't always install or run as successfully with the Ubuntu app, running on my local Windows 10 PC, as I'd hoped it would. However, if these technical problems could be resolved, I'd consider awarding the course five stars.

By Abhisek Bhattacharya

Apr 01, 2019

Limited guidance available to install the entire setup in Mac

By Abdelrahman Taha

Mar 24, 2019

thanks for ibm

By Ganesh Sahai

Mar 22, 2019

Awesome course!


Mar 20, 2019

Best course for beginners who want to learn about BlockChain and its architecture.

By Sudip Sikdar

Mar 07, 2019

Great course for starters in Blockchain world with hands on exercises.

By muthukrishnan rajeshwaran

Mar 06, 2019

Good Beginner Course on BlockChain using the development environment provided by IBM in collaboration with Hyperledger