Online Courses Blockchain

Everybody is talking about blockchain. How large are the benefits of this technology for companies who are not interested in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies but rather in distributed ledgers, smart contracts and the security of their data? In order to understand whether blockchain offers benefits for your industry sector and your company, you need to understand the basic concepts and methods behind it. Our courses on blockchain provide learners with basic knowledge on blockchain technology, security aspects, applications, and use cases, thus enabling them to weigh the benefits of a blockchain for their own business environment.

The blockchain courses which U4I offers were created with leading experts from the Fraunhofer Institute FIT (Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology).

Prof. Wolfgang Prinz, PhD

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT and RWTH Aachen

Prof. Dr. Thomas Rose

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT and RWTH Aachen

  • Blockchain: Potentials and Risks

    • DE/EN
    • 1 Chapter
    • approx. 1h

    In Blockchain: Potentials and Risks, we will introduce blockchain technology. What characteristics does a blockchain have? Where can it be used? You will learn how transactions are logged in a blockchain, how they are securely stored and made traceable, and what requirements must be met so that a network can take the place of a central authority in a database. You will learn more about the beginnings of the blockchain (with a solution to the double spending problem), as well as which revolutionary approaches the blockchain entails and what makes it attractive. We will also clarify the risks associated with blockchain technology. This course was created by University4Industry together with leading experts from the Fraunhofer Institute FIT (Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology).

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  • Blockchain Applications Today

    • DE/EN
    • 1 Chapter
    • approx. 1h

    In Blockchain Applications Today, we will go over various applications of blockchain. First, you will get a general overview of the basic components that all blockchain applications are built upon, such as cryptocurrencies, and smart contracts. We will also discuss blockchain applications that are already implemented today and some pilot projects that are currently running. This course will also serve as an inspiration for possible blockchain applications, so you can understand where potentials of the technology can be exploited. This course was created by University4Industry together with leading experts from the Fraunhofer Institute FIT (Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology).

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Dr. Claudia Harms-Schmid

Claudia brings with her 20 years of experience in strategy consulting. She is responsible for identifying relevant content and knowledge areas. As a computer scientist, she is particularly interested in new technologies, such as blockchain, and their potential and risks.

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