Introduction to Blockchain


Introduction to Blockchain
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Blockchain is a hot topic within the industry right now as more and more organizations are using the technology to process cryptocurrency payments between different parties. 

In this ‘Introduction to Blockchain’ course you will learn to build an awareness of Blockchain technology and how it can be used to process cryptocurrency transactions across an open and distributed ledger and gain and insight of Blockchain’s core principles and functions.

By the end of this course you be able to determine if Blockchain as a technology can potentially help or hinder your business operations.

This course is made up of just one lecture and requires no previous knowledge of or experience with Blockchain. 

Learning Objectives 

  • To understand what Blockchain is and why it is used.
  • To be able to explain the different components involved within BlockChain.
  • Understand when and why you may want to use BlockChain within your environment.
  • To understand at a high level what cryptocurrency is.

Intended Audience 

  • This course has been designed for those who have had no prior experience with blockchain technology.
  • It will explain all concepts and methods from the ground up allowing you to understand what it is and what’s it’s used for.


  • As this is an introductory level course to Blockchain, no prior experience is required. It assumes that you have never used the technology before and this is your first experience with Blockchain.

About the Author

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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data centre and network infrastructure design, to more recently cloud architecture and implementation.

He is a Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP), with his latest achievements gained within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) field.

He currently holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification as well as accreditations as an AWS Business and Technology Professional and in TCO and Cloud Economics.

In January 2016 Stuart was awarded 'Expert of the Year Award 2015' from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.