Blockchain is an emerging technology that can radically improve banking, supply chain, and other transaction networks and can create new opportunities for innovation. Businesses contain many examples of networks of individuals and organizations that collaborate to create value and wealth. These networks work together in markets that exchange assets in the form of goods and services between the participants.
Blockchain technology provides the basis for a dynamic shared ledger that can be applied to save time when recording transactions between parties, remove costs associated with intermediaries, and reduce risks of fraud and tampering.
The video lectures and lab in this course help you learn about blockchain for business and explore key use cases that demonstrate how the technology adds value.
Module 1 - Discover Blockchain
What is blockchain
The business backdrop
The problem area
Relation to bitcoin
Requirements for blockchain in a business environment
Requirements deep dive
Module 2 - Leverage blockchain benefits
Why blockchain is relevant for business
Consensus: shared reference data example
Provenance: supply chain example
Immutability: audit and compliance example
Finality: letter of credit example
Industry use cases
Module 3 - Transform your business with blockchain
IBM and Hyperledger relationship: Blockchain for business
IBM engagement model
Demo - Blockchain asset transfer
Transfer assets in blockchain
Blockchain asset transfer demo
Lab - Transfer assets
Set up the Hyperledger Composer Playground
Transfer assets in a blockchain network
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Recommended skills prior to taking this course
The minimum passing mark for the course is 70%, where the review questions are worth 40% and the final exam is worth 60% of the course mark.
You have 1 attempt to take the exam with multiple attempts per question.
Ant Cole has been with IBM since 2010. His most recent role is World Wide Blockchain Enablement, creating education material, courses, and finding the best way to spread that knowledge about the possible business applications and technical capabilities of a blockchain for business both internally and externally.
Dave Gorman works in World Wide Blockchain Enablement for IBM and engages clients about blockchain as applied to business networks.