Deadline: IBM and Berkeley Offer New Online Blockchain Courses for the Summer
IBM is collaborating with the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) in India to offer a 12-week online course in the fundamentals of blockchain architecture, design and use cases.
The syllabus provides an extensive framework for any student who wants to explore blockchain and sharpen relevant skills to become a developer. The course framework also shows how rapidly blockchain is growing as it becomes so much more than just the core tech of Bitcoin. It’s the foundation of a new and improved, decentralized internet. It’s also the driving tech behind revolutionary enterprise solutions to power efficiency, generate transparency and reduce costs. Course concepts and applications include business process management, smart contracts and IoT.
Registrants who perform well in the class may also qualify to receive a certificate from NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur.
If you can’t take the online class, take a look at their recommended reading list and some of the highlights from the course framework.
- Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Cryptocurrencies by Andreas Antonopoulos
- Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy by Melanie Swan
- Hyperledger Fabric
- Zero to Blockchain – An IBM Redbooks course by Bob Dill, David Smits
Highlights from the Course Framework
- Cryptographic Hash Function
- Creation of coins
- Consensus in a Bitcoin network
- The life of a Bitcoin miner
- Permissioned blockchains
- Blockchain for enterprise solutions
- Hyperledger Fabric
- Cross border payments
- Supply chain logistics
- Blockchain in energy, healthcare, media
- e-Estonia: A Case Study
- Digital identity
- Blockchain for tax payments
- Blockchain security
- Blockchain for science
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