Blockchain Platforms

This fourth course of the Blockchain series provides an overview of the broader blockchain ecosystem. Participants are introduced to other blockchain platforms, details of two decentralized application use cases, and challenges such as privacy and scalability. Course material includes emerging alternative decentralization models such as IPFS and Hashgraph, challenges in broader blockchain adoption, and continuous improvement solutions.

Course Duration: Approximately 15 hours

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss permissioned blockchain architectures of Hyperledger and Microsoft Azure's blockchain as a service model
  • Analyze the Augur and Grid+ decentralized application platforms

Intended Audience

Anyone interested in a broad overview of the fervent developments taking place in the blockchain landscape, the practical applications that illustrate unique features of blockchain technology, and approaches for ongoing improvements in privacy and scalability.


Review of the content of the first course (Blockchain Basics), second course (Smart Contracts), and third course (Decentralized Applications) of this series


There is no charge to “audit” the course. The fee to gain complete access and the opportunity to earn a verified certificate is $49 per month.