What Is a Blockchain? A blockchain is a distributed database or ledger that is shared among the nodes of a computer network. As a database, a blockchain stores information electronically in digital format. Blockchains are best known for their crucial role in cryptocurrency systems, such as Bitcoin, for maintaining a secure and decentralised record of transactions. The innovation with a blockchain is that it guarantees the fidelity and security of a record of data and generates trust without the need for a trusted third party. What you will learn Hardware and software requirements Hashing and blockchain encryption Blockchain wallets and how to manage it Synthesize your own blockchain solutions Gain an in-depth understanding of the specific mechanics of Bitcoin Understand Bitcoin’s real-life applications and learn how to attack and destroy Bitcoin, Ethereum, smart contracts and Dapps, and alternatives to Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work consensus algorithm Enterprise-level blockchain implementations and understand the scaling struggles of blockchain and potential solutions The regulation of cryptocurrencies and its implications for anonymity, and what blockchain means for the future
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Upon successful completion of the course you can progress into further study in this area.