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Introducting to DLT

Essential blockchain knowledge


Reading Time: 1 min

Use this introductory module to get up to speed on the concepts and history of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT). This material is here to demystify the ideas of blockchains and distributed ledgers and help ensure you have an understanding of cryptographic techniques that will be important as you keep learning.

In this module, you will discover:

  • What blockchain is, how it works and the main problem it solves.
  • The fundamentals of cryptography.

At the end of this module, you should be able to:

  • Confidently talk about blockchain technology, its history and the context in which it came about.
  • Describe the basics of cryptographic keys and their function in blockchain.

How to use this module

This module contains a lot of background theory and foundational knowledge that will help you as you navigate this course and life in the blockchain space.

If you feel confident that you already have sufficient understanding of these themes, feel free to skip ahead. Where relevant, you will find links to more detail about some topics.

Let's begin!

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