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This fourth course of the Blockchain specialization provides learners with an understanding of the broader blockchain ecosystem.

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Online Course Highlights
  • 4 weeks long
  • 3 ½ hours a week
  • Learn for FREE, Ugpradable
  • Self-Paced
  • Taught by: Bina Ramamurthy, Teaching Professor
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Online Course Description:

Learners are introduced to other blockchain platforms, details of two decentralized application use cases, and challenges such as privacy and scalability. They are prepared to discuss permissioned blockchain architectures of Hyperledger and Microsoft Azure’s blockchain as a service model and analyze the Augur and Grid+ decentralized application platforms. Course material includes emerging alternative decentralization models such as IPFS and Hashgraph, challenges in broader blockchain adoption, and continuous improvement solutions.

Who is this class for: 

This course is for anyone interested in a broad overview of the fervent developments taking place in the blockchain landscape, the practical applications that illustrate unique features of blockchain technology – namely decentralization, disintermediation and distributed immutable ledger – and approaches for ongoing improvements in privacy and scalability. It provides learners with an opportunity to learn about the permissioned blockchain in Hyperledger Fabric, the samples of the disruptive Dapps in energy retailer (Grid+) and prediction markets (Augur) and other decentralized developments in IPFS and Hashgraph that may help enrich the blockchain technologies.

Review of the content of the first course (Blockchain Basics), second course (Smart Contracts), and third course (Decentralized Applications) of this specialization are prerequisites.

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