Without a shadow of a doubt, you’ve come across “Blockchain” or “Blockchains” once in a while these past few years. Maybe you’re still trying to figure out what it means, how it works and what it can do for you. If you’re still wondering, Blockchain is the nomenclature of a new technological marvel often hailed as the “fifth evolution” of computing and a giant leap forward for the digital revolution that will usher in a new era of transparency, traceability of goods, super-efficient transactions and so much more. As the word per se entails, Blockchain is a public ledger consisting of a sequence of blocks that are added to previous blocks forming a chain in a linear and chronological order. In simpler terms, blockchain is a chain of blocks with each block containing digital information. Because Blockchain is capable of revamping the functioning of a wide range of industries and basically all human activity aspects, there is a surge of interest in exploring and getting the knack of this newly invented technology. As a result, many courses on the blockchain are appearing online with the aim of equipping you with the basics of blockchain operations and how to deploy them until you have it down the pat. 

Below you will find the top 3 blockchain courses as recommended by financial experts. Our list will give you a hand to begin your research and eventually choose the one that suits you. 

1. Ivanontech 

If one needs to choose only one blockchain course to gain a solid footing, Ivanontech ticks the box. With over 15K learners currently enrolled, Ivanontech is educating various banks, financial institutions, and governments about blockchain and its application. Don’t worry if you are a rookie because Ivanontech provides courses for all skill levels. They also give a FREE e-book for their subscribers which helps you get a better insight into blockchain and its underlying nuances. Despite introducing you to the major principles that underpin blockchain, most of the courses provided by Ivanontech have real-world applications. By the end of the course, you will be able to create your own apps on both Ethereum and EOS. What is more, after you pass all the quizzes and assignments, you will be provided with a world-class certification. After all, the majority of employers require certification. 

Price: 14$, 74$ at full price.

2. Blockchain 101 

This course is more theoretical than practical. However, it will give you valuable insights into the concepts and underlying mechanisms that underpin blockchain. In addition, you will learn how transactions are processed and stored on the blockchain, how mining works and, what is a hash, what is the double-spend problem and how to build smart contracts. The course is rather targeted for business owners and geeks who got an idea of how blockchain works and seeks to understand it on a deeper level. 

Price: 24.99$, 94$ at full price

3. Blockchain specialization  

This course is offered by The State University of New York and covers a wide range of important topics, from the cryptographic aspects of blockchain to private Ethereum blockchain platforms. More exactly, this course is divided into four parts. In the first part, you will learn the basics by initially examining the Bitcoin and Ethereum Protocol followed by an understanding of how to create nodes on a personal Ethereum blockchain, create and unlock accounts, transfer Ethers, etc. While the second part focuses on designing, coding, and executing a smart contract, the third part, probably the most difficult, helps you to design and develop decentralized applications or “Dapps”. The final part introduces you briefly to other blockchain platforms and encompasses topics such as privacy and scalability. All courses are delivered through videos, demos and various exercises. After you complete all these courses, you will get a certificate that will help you in your professional career. 

Price: Unknown, but definitely not free

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