In 2017, blockchain emerged as a major technology trend, supporting the rise of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. Beyond the exchange of money, interest in blockchain is driven by an increased level of security, transparency, and traceability in transactions, a challenge often found within the finance, healthcare, real estate, and manufacturing industries.
Executive support of blockchain is also on the rise. A survey of 1,000 global leaders by Deloitte reported that 74% believe there is a compelling business case for blockchain in their organization. Another 78% believe that adding blockchain will eventually be a competitive advantage for their firm in their respective industry.
Whether you’re looking to apply blockchain in your day-to-day technology activities or separate reality from hype, we’re here to help. Today, we are announcing the launch of a new course, Introduction to Blockchain. Authored by our curriculum lead Stuart Scott, this introductory course requires no prior experience and covers a variety of topics, including:
- What blockchain is and its use cases across a variety of industries
- The different components involved within blockchain and how to explain their importance
- When and why you may want to use blockchain within your environment
- What cryptocurrency is and how it relates back to blockchain