Surveying Blockchain Technologies for Enterprise

Blockchain began as the technology behind bitcoin and is now being deployed at many major industries. This course will provide a high-level explanation of blockchain and its potential by surveying a wide range of enterprise applications and software.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 22, 2017
Duration
1h 18m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 22, 2017
Duration
1h 18m
Description

Blockchain is being heralded as a technology that can transform industries from banking, supply chain, energy, and to healthcare. In this course, Surveying Blockchain Technologies for Enterprise, you'll survey numerous applications to understand how blockchain can reduce costs, increase efficiency, and even open new business opportunities. First, you'll get a high-level understanding of how blockchain works, and the differences between the blockchain in Bitcoin and the blockchain needed for enterprise: better performance and privacy. Next, you'll survey a wide range of enterprise applications to get a tangible sense for blockchain's potential and challenges. Finally, you'll delve into a tour of numerous enterprise blockchain software packages and their pros and cons. By the end of this course, you'll understand how blockchain provides a new way for businesses to share data and automate processes across company boundaries, but it will require substantial coordination, IT investment, and even rethinking of business models.

About the author
About the author

Scott Driscoll is a software engineer fascinated by Bitcoin. His explanatory youtube videos have been seen millions of times, he currently organizes the Atlanta Bitcoin meetup, and has spoken at the Bitcoin Consumer Fair.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi. My name is Scott Driscoll, and welcome to my course Surveying Blockchain Technologies for Enterprise. I'm a software developer that's been utterly fascinated by blockchain's ever increasing influence on our world. Blockchain started as the technology behind bitcoin and Ethereum, but is now being tested and deployed at hundreds of major corporations in industries ranging from supply chain to banking to healthcare. Why are all these companies interested in the technology behind cryptocurrencies? In this course, we're going to answer this by breaking down what blockchain is and why it's useful, surveying a wide range of enterprise applications, and also revealing a number of different enterprise blockchain software tools. By the end of this course, you'll have a tangible understanding of how blockchain can help businesses increase efficiency, reduce cost, especially compliance cost, and even capture new markets. You'll also get a clear view of the challenges blockchain faces including why these gains will likely require wide-spread industry collaboration. This course is mostly high level and designed to be helpful to business people and developers alike without any prerequisites, but some familiarity with bitcoin and Ethereum may be helpful. From here, you should feel comfortable diving deeper into the blockchain world with courses on smart contracts and specific enterprise blockchains like Hyperledger or Quorum. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about the rapidly developing world of enterprise blockchain with this course at Pluralsight.