Hyperledger is an open-source, collaborative software development effort launched in December 2015 by the Linux Foundation. It allows developers to build blockchain frameworks and platforms for business transactions.
American Express just announced that it’s using Hyperledger’s blockchain technology to enhance its Membership Rewards program in collaboration with merchants who will create smart contracts for innovative customer offers.
Hyperledger has a long roster of members across a range of industries, including IBM, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan, Baidu, Accenture, Intel and Guardtime.
As businesses and executives are trying to keep up with a list of evolving tech terms while exploring blockchain solutions to streamline protocols, cut costs and eliminate reams of redundant paperwork that could be more efficiently stored, recalled and verified on a digital ledger, developers are pushing beyond the limitations of the internet and learn new skills and languages to help build the next digital infrastructure.
Here are a few online courses and an upcoming webinar designed for blockchain enthusiasts and beginners who want a deeper understanding of blockchain technology and a better understanding of how it can be applied in finance, health care and supply chain logistics.
Blockchain for Business – An Introduction to Hyperledger Technologies is an online primer to blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Presented by the Linux Foundation to accelerate the commercial adoption of blockchain, the free 8-week introductory course provides an overview of Hyperledger and its key frameworks. Curated for both nontechnical and technical audiences, the course examines blockchains for the enterprise and a number of pertinent use cases from Hyperledger, an umbrella project of open source blockchains and related tools.
Students with a technical background will learn how to perform clean installations of Hyperledger Sawtooth and Hyperledger Fabric, as well as develop simple applications on top of these frameworks.
The course requires 3 – 4 hours of study per week.
For students who are looking for certification, course instructors are offering a verified certificate to for $99 USD.
You can enroll here.
B9lab – Introduction to Hyperledger Fabric for Developers is a free introductory course that gives an overview and basic understanding of blockchain technology and managed networks. Covering the basics of Hyperledger Fabric, the course teaches developers how to write simple chaincode.
Estimated workload is 20 hours per week.
The course covers blockchain, managed blockchains, Hyperledger Project, Hyperledger Fabric definitions, official network examples and first chaincode.
You can enroll here.
Hyperledger Webinar – Blockchain and the enterprise. But what about security?
Speakers David Huseby and Marta Piekarska of the Linux Foundation are hosting an hourlong webinar on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. They’ll cover blockchain and its valuable applications outside of Bitcoin, and look at public vs. private blockchains and real-life deployments of blockchain solutions. They’ll also talk about Hyperledger’s new Bug Bounty program.
You can register here.