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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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By Leonardo Tolve Petrochelli

Feb 16, 2019

Excelente curso para introducirse en el campo del desenvolvimiento Blockchain donde se nos presenta de una forma fluida los fundamentos hasta profundizarse en la parte técnica de la tecnología. Recomiendo.

By Nikolaos Begetis

Feb 10, 2019

This course totally met my expectations. In the first two weeks it was mostly theory (but I admit that this surely needed in my case, as I didn't have prior knowledge of working in this topic, I only had involved in discussions and some readings). This course in a small time period (1.5-2 months of study) introduced me a lot of concepts about blockchain, hyperledger, smart contract, etc. and most importantly get me code using hyperledger composer and hyperledger fabric. The coding experience was awesome, although it all referred to external (very well documented) resources. Prior knowledge of JS or Node.js is needed in order to write code. (Note: I used a Mac for all installations and practise code exercises, which is also used from the tutors)

By Tummala Sai Teja

Feb 10, 2019

A good course for beginers.

By Aditya Anand

Feb 02, 2019

Had a copacetic learning experience! Blockchain is literally the way forward when it comes to business networking. A great collaborative initiative by Coursera and IBM.

By Leonardo Lobato

Feb 01, 2019

This course give a good overview of Hyperledger Fabric platform. After finish you have a good grasp what the platform offers.


Jan 31, 2019


By Suresh Raju Pilli

Jan 25, 2019

IBM has provided the same course with free of cost

By 鄭安佑

Jan 20, 2019

The course is very useful and practical for the developer with lots of technical demonstration.

By Sanket Anilkumar Munot

Jan 18, 2019

best course for beginners you get exposure to blockchain live project

By Dor Ben Dov

Jan 10, 2019

Very good course, short and simple sessions each dedicated to it's own subject.

Quizzes and tests accurate with the course.