What is Blockchain?

What is Blockchain?
What is its history and characteristics?

Our expert, Francesco Piras, will walk you through everything you have to know about Blockchain. We will go through its history and characteristics, the benefits and drawbacks as well as analysing the ledgers and distributed ledgers and consensus mechanisms.

Join us on this short course to learn the basics, history, mechanisms, and specific applications of blockchain in 30 minutes.
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Online Course


30 mins





On Completion
With this online course, you will:
  • Understand the basic concept behind blockchain and its historical development
  • Analyse the potential benefits and drawbacks of using blockchain technology in various industries and applications
  • Explain the importance of immutability and decentralisation, and how they contribute to the security of the network
  • Evaluate the potential use cases for blockchain technology and identify scenarios where it may be the most appropriate solution
  • Explore the purpose and structure of consensus mechanisms and how they enable peer-to-peer transactions without intermediaries

Francesco Piras

Co-Founder of BrightNode
Francesco has been an Entrepreneur and Advisor in the Blockchain & Crypto industry since 2014. He co-founded BrightNode, a professional business consulting firm based in Switzerland with a vast global network, focused on blockchain projects.

Francesco worked as a mentor and evaluator in European projects in the blockchain field. In 2018 he obtained the certification for “Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application” at the MIT Sloan School of Management (USA).

In 2006 he worked for Google as Quality Rater. Francesco has twenty-five years of experience in the Tech sector as a Co-founder or C-level in Business Development and Marketing & Sales for several software companies.

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