Free Course Explores Hyperledger Besu, the Open Source, Java-Based Ethereum Client


Hyperledger Besu is an Ethereum client designed to be enterprise-friendly for both public and private permissioned network use cases. Accepted as a Hyperledger project in 2019, Besu is the first Hyperledger DLT that can operate on a public blockchain.

Developed under the Apache 2.0 license and written in Java, Hyperledger Besu runs on the Ethereum public network, private networks, and test networks such as Rinkeby, Ropsten, and Görli. Besu implements Proof of Work (Ethash) and Proof of Authority (IBFT 2.0 and Clique) consensus mechanisms and supports enterprise features including privacy and permissioning.

Hyperledger Besu can be used to develop enterprise applications requiring secure, high-performance transaction processing in private networks, making it applicable to many different use cases in both the public and private sectors. It is growing rapidly in popularity and adoption, which is why Hyperledger has partnered with Linux Foundation Training & Certification to develop a new, free online training course to help more individuals get started with this exciting distributed ledger technology, Hyperledger Besu Essentials: Creating a Private Blockchain Network.

The course covers how to install Hyperledger Besu, start up Hyperledger Besu for Ethereum mainnet and build a Hyperledger Besu private network. It also explores how to create a private network with privacy and send a private transaction in a private network using Tessera. This course will provide a learner with insight into how to configure and use Hyperledger Besu to do these activities. It’s perfect for experienced Developers and DevOps professionals who are interested in learning about Hyperledger Besu features and capabilities, and who are looking to expand their blockchain architecture knowledge. It will be also helpful to blockchain architects who are looking to learn more about Ethereum Virtual Machine compatible blockchains.

This course was developed by Thomas Hay, Head of Developer Relations for ConsenSys, who helps to bring the power of the blockchain to the developer community through practical tutorials and learning materials. Tom serves as an instructor for the ConsenSys Academy Blockchain Developer Program Bootcamp. He first got interested in blockchain through his work with student data and got excited about its potential in the education space, leading him on a path to join ConsenSys as a Product Manager on the Academy team. 

Enroll today and upgrade your blockchain skills!  And to get involved with the Besu community, you’re welcome to join the group’s calls and chat channel and make contributions to the project.  Learn more on the Besu wiki.

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