Blockchain Architecture 101

· July 19, 2023

Blockchain Architecture 101


  • OnDemand Video: 4.5
  • Sefl Study Hours: 1.5
  • Live Workshop: 0
    • Live Architecture Workshop Available. Enroll HERE.
    • Completing Blockchain Architecture 101 and 201 is recommended before attending the live workshop.

This course introduces you to the foundational aspects of blockchain technology and its architectural complexities. It is the first course in our Blockchain Architecture series, meticulously designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of blockchain’s inner workings, from its history and types to its varied use cases and potential security implications. Additionally, you’ll delve into the nuances of development languages, tools for blockchain, and the intriguing blockchain trilemma. By unraveling these aspects, you will equip yourself with a well-rounded perspective on blockchain’s transformative potential.

Questions we will explore:

  • What are the key layers of a blockchain and how do they function?
  • How to differentiate between various types of blockchain networks?
  • When should one choose to implement a blockchain solution and when to avoid it?
  • How do different consensus mechanisms work and why are they crucial for blockchain systems?
  • What is the Blockchain Trilemma and how is the tech world addressing it?

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of blockchain, including its architecture, types, and working principles.
  • Analyze and evaluate when to use blockchain technology based on its potential use cases and limitations.
  • Familiarize yourself with essential development languages and tools used in blockchain development.
  • Comprehend the significance of consensus mechanisms in blockchain, their types, and applications.
  • Gain insights into the Blockchain Trilemma and the security aspects of blockchain technology.


  • NFT Certificate of Course Completion (soulbound NFT)
  • Prepare to take the Web3 Certification Board (W3CB) Exam
    • Course content covers the following percentage of exam competencies:
      • 15% of the Blockchain Enterprise Professional III Certification exam.
      • 10% of the Ethereum Developer II Certification exam.

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Course Includes

  • 7 Lessons
  • 71 Topics
  • 6 Exams