Introduction to Blockchain Technology Course Program

Introduction to Blockchain Technology

Get blockchain technology training from IEEE. A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE Continuing and Professional Education courses are designed to help engineers stay up-to-date on the latest technologies. Produced and vetted by leading experts, you can count on IEEE Continuing Education courses to equip you with the information you need to stay current in your field.

Introduction to Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology use cases go beyond cryptocurrency—From smart contracts to blockchain-encrypted academic credentials, distributed ledger technology could impact a variety of fields including financial services and banking, real estate, supply chain management, healthcare, academia, and many more. Are you prepared for how blockchain could transform your industry?

Start your learning journey with this special three-course series from IEEE. Topics include:

  • Abstracting the Blockchain
  • The Bitcoin Case Study
  • Costs and Benefits of Decentralization

Upon successful completion of Introduction to Blockchain Technology, your engineers will receive valuable CEUs/PDHs from IEEE that can be used to maintain engineering licenses.



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Course Program Details

The Introduction to Blockchain Technology online training program includes the following courses:

Understanding Blockchain Technology: Abstracting the Blockchain
Blockchain technology holds immense promise for a variety of industries, including financial services, real estate, supply chain management, health care, academia, and more. From smart contracts to blockchain-encrypted academic credentials, potential use cases are vast and far-reaching. To make sense of this revolution, you need to understand what a blockchain is and what it is capable of doing. This course offers a general definition of blockchain technology and examines Ethereum, one of the biggest non-Bitcoin blockchains.. The course also covers additional platforms that support general purpose storage, as well as explaining how decentralized data storage and computations fit together to enable smart contracts. It also reviews non-financial blockchain-based applications and initial coin offerings.

Understanding Blockchain Technology: The Bitcoin Case Study
This course focuses on Bitcoin as a case study of how blockchain technology works, and provides a brief history of the creation of Bitcoin. It also defines basic blockchain-related features and concepts, and it reviews the way features behave in an economic environment and how they balance the incentives of the participants.

Understanding Blockchain Technology: The Costs and Benefits of Decentralization
In this course, we'll consider the technical limitations of blockchain and some supplementary technologies that are in development to support the execution of smart contracts on the blockchain. The course will also discuss the costs of using a blockchain, and it will provide a framework for calculating the costs and benefits for working with blockchain.



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Meet the Instructor

Introduction to Blockchain Technology Instructor Morgan Peck

Morgan Peck

Morgen Peck is a freelance technology journalist with seven years experience covering Bitcoin and the blockchain technologies for IEEE Spectrum Magazine, Wired, Scientific American, American Banker, and others. She served as a contributing editor for an October 2017 special issue of IEEE Spectrum Magazine about blockchain technology. Morgen received her MA in neuroscience from Columbia University and a Masters in Science Writing from NYU’s Science Health and Environmental Reporting Program.