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Welcome to Module 2: The Building Blocks of Blockchain. In this module, you will gain a deeper understanding of the core components that form the foundation of blockchain technology. This module covers nodes, consensus mechanisms, smart contracts, and the cryptographic principles that ensure the security and immutability of blockchain data.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand the roles and functions of nodes in a blockchain network.
  • Explain various consensus mechanisms and how they contribute to the security and agreement within the blockchain.
  • Describe smart contracts and their application in automating agreements within the blockchain.
  • Comprehend the cryptographic principles that underpin blockchain security and data immutability.
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