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Taught by
Bina Ramamurthy
Teaching Professor
and 11 more instructors

Offered by
University at Buffalo

This specialization includes these 3 courses.

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r/Nepal • post
47 points • kenjirai
I'm doing Blockchain, solidity and React JS course online, I want to form study group.

Hi I'm Kenji from Lalitpur Nepal. So far I'm self studying Blockchain, Solidity programming and React JS online. There are plenty of high quality courses online which is great but study online has one big disadvantage which is you've study alone. There are plenty of research related to neuroscience fields that our brain is wired for social learning. Learning together has great advantages, we can solve the problem faster, come up with innovate ideas and more importantly we can form long lasting bonds between us.

Here is general idea of how I'm thinking of planning it.

I've selected related courses which is quiet popular online. If you think there are better courses than we can discuss and change it but we will all follow and study the exact same courses.

Blockchain Basic:
React Js:


I've yet to think about the location. I really don't want to choose expensive places. Once the group is formed, we need to think about the location.

My ideas:

  1. Meet few hours, 4 to 5 times a week in some affordable cafe and discuss course content, share knowledge and help each other with course problems.
  2. Renting affordable place.

If no body has better idea on location, I can definitely solve location issues once the group is formed.

If you have better ideas let me know.

Once the course is complete, I can help you to get certificate from Coursera and Udemy if you want it.

If you are interested and have some ideas let me know.

Let study together, help each other and change the world.

r/ethereum • post
6 points • arch1tect_wannabe
Jobs in Ethereum compare to Hyperledger Fabric?


I would really appreciate some insight in this as I can't find people to ask this question to.

Basically I already stated my question in the subject line. But some background.

I have already taken Blockchain Specialization certification from Coursera. After taking it, I have a good understanding of Ethereum, the workings under the hood, Solidity language, Smart Contracts, EVM, dapps, testing, etc.. It is a good learning material, but I need more practice with Solidity, developing smart contracts and testing before I can market myself to look for a job in this field.

However, after reading a brief intro about Hyperledger fabric, specially it's permissioned blockchain functionality, plug and play thing, and running chaincode in a select few nodes instead of running them in the entire network of nodes, I feel like Hyperledger fabric is more viable solution than Ethereum (I could be wrong as I have limited knowledge, I admit).

So at this point I have 2 choices. Take a Ethereum course on Udemy or Hyperledger Fabric course on Udemy.

My question is, which one has more jobs, and I will just take that course on Udemy.

r/BlockChain • comment
4 points • agilemercurial

r/Metaverse_Blockchain • comment
2 points • TranslatoDlique

Arguably the metaverse is one part of a larger reformulation of network based human activities called web 3.0. People call it that following the tradition of demarcating large shifts/upheavals in networks and how people use them.

Web 1.0 is generally considered to be the earlier days of the World Wide Web (www) and consisted in mostly static websites that were based primarily on one way communication (communication flows from the creator of the website, to the website viewer).

Web 2.0 is generally considered to begin with the rise of social media platforms, perhaps starting with chatrooms, BBS, irc but really coming into existence fully with MySpace, FB etc. Web 2.0 is formulated around two-way communication and user generated content.

So what is Web 3.0? Its not clear yet because different individuals, groups, corporations, maybe even governments have different interests and visions for the future of networked communications/human interactions. What is clear is that we seem to be at the start of another big network paradigm shift. This shift potentially involves changes in the way information and digital assets are produced, owned, distributed, and accessed, as well as shifts in the architecture of cyberspace.

I would argue that blockchains/smart contracts, distributed filesystems (ipfs, i2p), and DApps are going to play a significant part of web 3.0. If you want a good place to start, check out the free intro courses at coursera.

Regarding the things you mentioned:

The metaverse is a speculative part of web 3. Its primarily conceived of as VR/AR tech. Personally, I think full integration of VR into daily life is a fairly long way off. AR may be closer, but the tech has been around for a long time and hasn't really caught on.

Moralis is a DApp development platform. It may be a good place to go if you want to launch/scale a DApp, but you'd be better off learning the basics of JavaScript/Node/React.

Solidity is the language commonly used for writing smart contracts. Learning it is important if you ever want to build a DApp.

Check out the pinned comment over at r/ethdev for some additional resources

r/web3 • comment
1 points • AtHeartEngineer

Coursera has a course:

r/ethdev • comment
1 points • damian2000

Get onto and have a look at the blockchain specialization from University of Boulder. It's free to audit the 4 courses. Specifically, Course 2 on Ethereum Smart Contracts, and Course 3 on Writing Ethereum Dapps. The courses are hands on and pretty useful, covering Solidity, Truffle, Remix, Testing, Deployment.

r/blockchaindeveloper • comment
1 points • Namstaxk

Try this if it fullfill your needs

Blockchain - Cousera

r/coursera • comment
1 points • FantasticAlps

r/ethdev • comment
2 points • Twenty26six

I didn’t see these on the list though I may have overlooked. I audited the Consensys developed class in the first link and found parts of it valuable.

r/BitcoinBeginners • comment
1 points • alchRoy

I am currently doing Coursera's Specialization on Blockchain: and looks pretty good.

r/CryptoCurrency • comment
2 points • MrMoustacheMan

Do you know JavaScript and/or Python? Not sure to what level you'd like to get into development, but here are some resources that may be helpful:

My man Danny Ryan outlining how to get involved in open source crypto development space:

r/solidity • comment
1 points • Glisch

It is flexible hours, but still like 10-15 hours a week commitment, so understandable.

I enrolled in their self-paced bootcamp a year or so ago, and honestly wouldn't recommend for most people. There is absolutely no interaction with a mentor, its strictly watching videos, reading material, passing tests, etc. There was an interface to interact with other students, but it was completely dead. (Not like this is hidden, they are upfront about what you are signing up for).

Probably the best free resource I've found that goes beyond the basics is the blockchain course offered by University of Buffalo on Coursera:

And a fun resource to go through (so far, I'm still working through it):

Best of luck!

r/CryptoTechnology • comment
1 points • shad0w_wa1k3r

There are a couple of big online courses for that now -

  1. Udacity BlockChain Nanodegree - 2 terms of 3 months ($1000 per term, not free to audit)
  2. Coursera BlockChain Specialization - 4 courses of 4 weeks each (paid certification, free to audit)

r/BlockChain • comment
3 points • ford4321

There are many online resources to learn blockchain and cryptocurrencies. I’ll list few of them below.

Blockchain | Coursera

Blockchain & Cryptography

Blockchain cryptocurrency course 101 for absolute beginners

Bitcoin: What is it?

If you want to look at more free and paid blockchain courses you can take a look at

9 Best Blockchain Certification, Training & Course [2018 UPDATED]

This is an up to date list of selected courses for blockchain. There is a separate list for cryptocurrencies as well.

10 Best Bitcoin Mining & Cryptocurrency Trading Courses and Training [2018]

r/ethdev • comment
1 points • MrGusLevy

In my opinion, it is actually really good, but I 100 percent agree on how the coding exercises could use some work, more specifically some clearer instruction. I am currently loving the blockchain architecture portion. If you are interested here are some other courses if I have done that are super professional:

I am working on incubating my own blockchain company so I have been scouring the internet to learn more.

r/bitcoincafe • comment
1 points • anthagas


IBM – Blockchain Essentials
Time: 2 hours
Cost: Free

The University of Nicosia – Introduction to Digital Currencies
Time: 3 months
Cost: Free


Blockchain Council – Certified Blockchain Expert (CBE)
Time: 2-3 hours
Cost: USD99

University at Buffalo – Blockchain Specialization Certificate (Estou a fazer)
Time: 4-6 months
Cost: USD39 per month (Coursera Membership)

IBM – Blockchain 101 Kick Starter
Time: unspecified
Cost: USD250

IBM – Blockchain Developers Certification
Time: 6 weeks
Cost: USD78 (USD39 per month for Coursera Membership)

Princeton University – Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies
Time: 11 weeks
Cost: USD117 (USD39 per month for Coursera Membership)

Blockchain University, California – Various Courses
Time: Various
Cost: Various

>>>>>Degree courses

The University of Nicosia – MSc in Digital Currencies
Time: 12 – 18 months
Cost: USD14,132 (12,080 Euro)

***Falta aqui ainda:

- Udacity Blockchain Developer Nanodegree

- Cursos da Udemy

- Bitdegree

- CryptoZombies