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Free Online Course on Blockchain for Business

The Linux Foundation is offering free online course on Blockchain for Business – An Introduction to Hyper ledger Technologies. The course covers key features of blockchain technologies and the differentiation between various types of hyper ledger projects.

In this eight week course, applicants will learn how to start building blockchain applications with hyper ledger frameworks. This course will start on October 5, 2019.

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Course At A Glance 

Length: 8 weeks
Effort: 3-4 hours pw
Subject: Computer Science
Institution: Linux Foundation and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $99
Session: Course Starts on October 5, 2019

Providers’ Details

The Linux Foundation is pleased to partner with edX to deliver our courses to anyone, anywhere in the world, at any time. We hope they provide entry points for students into the personal and professional rewards of being part of the Linux and broader open source community.

About This Course

This introductory course is carefully curated for both nontechnical and technical audiences. It examines block chains for the enterprise and a number of pertinent use cases from hyper ledger, a global cross-industry community of communities hosted by The Linux Foundation and advancing business block chain technologies.

Why Take This Course?

The course covers key features of block chain technologies and the differentiators between various types of hyper ledger projects. We’ll start with ‘what is block chain’ and open the discussion to identifying suitable block chain use cases for your business requirements.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe Business Block chain and Distributed Ledger Technologies
  • Gain familiarity with current hyper ledger projects and cross-industry use cases
  • Perform clean installations of the hyper ledger Saw tooth and hyper ledger Fabric frameworks
  • Explore a sample use case/application in the context of the hyper ledger Saw tooth and hyper ledger Fabric frameworks
  • Build simple applications on top of hyper ledger Saw tooth and hyper ledger Fabric
  • Become involved in and contribute to the open source hyper ledger projects


Robert Schwentker
President of DLT.Education

Alexandra Groetsema
Developer & Project Manager at DLT.Education

Arianna Groetsema
Developer at DLT.Education

Navroop Sahdev
FinTech and Blockchain Entrepreneur

Nathalie Salami
Blockchain Attorney – Fintech Portfolio


  • Basic understanding of technology and computer terminology, networking, and databases
  • Comfortable with terminal and command line
  • Basic understanding of programming languages (Go, Node.js, Java, Python)

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Create an edX account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
  • EdX offers honor code certificates of achievement, verified certificates of achievement, and XSeries certificates of achievement. Currently, verified certificates are only available in some courses.
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