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For College Students

Blockchain Technology: A Quick Introduction


Welcome to the module on ‘Basics of Blockchain’. This module will set the foundation of all Blockchain concepts that you will learn going forward. Considering all the hype and buzz around Bitcoin and Blockchain in general, it becomes important to understand the characteristics of blockchain against our current technologies, before we think of adopting it as a solution.


In this module,

  1. You will be first introduced to the different database systems used in current businesses, the role played by intermediaries in a business process and how blockchain overcomes their limitations.
  2. As the module progresses, you will also have an overview of Bitcoin and other potential industrial applications of the blockchain.
  3. Then you will dive deeper into the basic components of a blockchain, highlighting the importance of each component.


In this session

In this session, you will learn about the basic components of blockchain technology. Before you start learning about blockchain, you will have an overview of the underlying components of current businesses —database systems and intermediaries. The topics covered in this section are:

  1. Database systems
  2. Role of intermediaries
  3. What is a blockchain?


Session objectives

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

  • Compare blockchain with traditional database systems

  • Justify the applicability of blockchain over a traditional database



People you will hear from in this session

Subject Matter Expert
Shebin John Samuel

Managing Consultant, IBM

Shebin John Samuel has 11+ years of experience, with Global Technology organizations, in delivering innovative business solutions for Banking & Financial Services industry both in Indian and International markets. He has led transformative digital projects at the intersection of Finance and Technology while mentoring high performing consultants all along. His analytical decision making & 'Design Thinker' mindset has enabled enterprises to drive their vision successfully. He believes in the power of ecosystems and is an active follower of Blockchain technology and its use cases.


Jeeven Saini

CEO, QuantumLaMA

Jeeven is a blockchain enthusiast and a global leader with experience in delivering innovative business solutions and building high performing teams. In his career spanning 27+ years, Jeeven has set up business units, delivered large transformational & divestment programs, and executed large-scale transitions of technology units to offshore while working with multinational banks and global IT organizations. He is an expert in building and executing technology strategies aligning with long-term business vision.