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Building Blockchains with Hyperledger

by Janani Ravi

This course will teach you how you can create and configure Hyperledger Fabric networks and develop and deploy smart contracts on them. This course also covers the Hyperledger Besu Ethereum client used for private Ethereum networks.

What you'll learn

The Hyperledger Foundation is an umbrella project of open-source blockchains and related tools supported by the Linux foundation. Hyperledger Fabric is a blockchain network meant to build permissioned blockchains, and Hyperledger Besu is an open-source Ethereum client developed to work with both public and private Ethereum networks. In this course. Building Blockchains with Hyperledger, you will learn to create and configure Hyperledger Fabric networks and develop and deploy smart contracts on them. First, you will learn the basic concepts of building distributed ledgers on blockchain and how transactions, smart contracts, and consensus algorithms work, and see most important projects in the Hyperledger Foundation and solutions they are meant to provide. Then, you will then dive deep into Hyperledger Fabric, a framework meant to build enterprise-grade permissioned blockchains, install and set up a test Fabric network on your local machine, learn the basic architecture of how Fabric works, and create channels and run queries and transactions. Next, you will develop and deploy smart contracts in JavaScript and invoke these smart contracts. You will also use the Fabric operations console, a user interface that allows you to configure and monitor your Fabric network. Finally, you will explore Hyperledger Besu, an Ethereum client that works with public as well as private Ethereum networks. When you are finished with this course you will have the foundational skills and knowledge to work with both Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Besu blockchains.

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About the author

Janani has a Masters degree from Stanford and worked for 7+ years at Google. She was one of the original engineers on Google Docs and holds 4 patents for its real-time collaborative editing framework. After spending years working in tech in the Bay Area, New York, and Singapore at companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Flipkart, Janani finally decided to combine her love for technology with her passion for teaching. She is now the co-founder of Loonycorn, a content studio focused on providing ... more

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