Introduction to Blockchain

14m 7s

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. 

This ‘Introduction to Blockchain’ lesson has been designed to explain what the technology is and how it works at a high level. You will build an awareness of Blockchain technology and how it can be used to process cryptocurrency transactions across an open and distributed ledger. 

By the end of this lesson, you will also be able to determine how Blockchain can support your business operations.

This lesson 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 
  • To know when and why you may want to use Blockchain within your environment 
  • To master at a high level what cryptocurrency is

Intended Audience 

  • This lesson 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 lesson 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.
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