Learn the Basics of Blockchain with PythonStart
Why Learn Blockchain?
Blockchain is a powerful technology with applications in fields such as cryptocurrency, healthcare, insurance, government, music, identification, supply chain, data management, and many more. By understanding the fundamental mechanisms that power blockchain, you can join the conversation and discover use cases for blockchain in your own life and work.
In this course, you’ll learn the structure and properties of the blockchain itself and the individual blocks that make it up. You’ll understand the blockchain features that provide security between different blockchain participants. You’ll visualize different aspects of the blockchain and create and tamper with your own blocks through interactive simulations.
Notes on Prerequisites:
The majority of this course requires no prior knowledge. But, if you have some Python experience, you’ll be able to build a small blockchain library in Python, including a Blockchain class and a Block class. Add functionality to add blocks, create hashes, and verify the chain.
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