At 10 hrs/week
Get access to classroom immediately on enrollment
Learn the basics of how the blockchain data model works by creating your own private blockchain using Node.js and Leveldb.Create Your Own Private Blockchain
Advance your blockchain skillset to the second generation of blockchain services with smart contracts utilizing the Ethereum network.Build CryptoStar Dapp on Ethereum
Learn blockchain architecture and advanced concepts such as privacy, security and decentralized file management.Ethereum Dapp for Tracking Items through Supply Chain
Advance your blockchain skill set by developing a decentralized application (Dapp) that will perform actions based on external triggers, and handle payments.Flight Delay Insurance Dapp
For your capstone project, you’ll use all the new skills you’ve acquired to build decentralized property listing application.Capstone
from industry experts
Personal career coach and
Brandy is Curriculum Lead for the Blockchain Developer Nanodegree program. She was previously a Lead Technical Project Manager for Udacity. She is the founder of Network Designs, specializing in architecting software solutions.
Jessica holds a Biomedical Engineering degree from Cornell University. Prior to joining Udacity, she developed and deployed enterprise healthcare technologies. She has recently taught Android Development in our Nanodegree programs.
Joe Nyzio earned his degree in Neuroscience from Temple University. At Udacity, he's been a Content Developer on the Data Analyst, Tech Entrepreneur, and Business Analyst Nanodegree programs.
Rachna holds a Bachelor's of Electrical Engineering and a Master's of Software Management. She brings years of software and hardware engineering experience and has previously worked for companies such as Intel, AMD, Cypress, and Xilinx Semiconductors.
PK Rasam is Founder and Chief Blockchain Officer at LINCD, specializing in blockchain strategy and distributed ledger infrastructure services. PK’s focus is on creating the next breed of Crypto Machine Intelligence-based businesses.
Nik Kalyani is an entrepreneur and blockchain architect. He is the co-founder and CTO of WhenHub, creator of the Interface micro-contracts dApp. A Microsoft MVP, he is also the founder of TryCrypto and Walkstarter.
Elena Nadolinski is currently heads down building a new privacy cryptocurrency. Previously she was a Software Engineer at Airbnb, Tilt and Microsoft. Elena graduated with a degree in Computer Science from Virginia Tech in 2014.
Real world projects reviewed and graded by experienced reviewers
1-on-1 technical mentor
Personal career coach and career services
Demand for blockchain developers is growing at incredible rates, with current demand far outstripping available talent. This means wide open opportunity for anyone seeking to enter this field. Plus, blockchain is still an emerging technology, so you have the chance to start making an impact right away. The critical differentiator in an emerging field is hands-on experience, and that is exactly what you’ll get in this program. You’ll build projects designed in collaboration with working blockchain developers. You’ll enjoy direct access to industry leaders in the field. You’ll work with the Bitcoin Core and Ethereum platforms, and you’ll even build your own private blockchain. If you’re an experienced developer interested in pursuing a career in the blockchain space, this program offers you hands-on experience building decentralized applications, and the opportunity to master the blockchain development skills that are in high demand across industries, and at companies ranging from startups to large organizations.
Graduates of this program will be valuable additions to any team working on blockchain-based application development. Opportunities exist in companies ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups.
Specific roles include:
If you're an experienced developer interested in working with blockchains, smart contracts, and cryptocurrencies, this program will enable you to master the skills necessary to succeed in this rapidly-growing field.
No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.
To optimize your success in this program, we’ve created a list of prerequisites and recommendations to help you prepare for the curriculum. Prior to enrolling, you should be able to:
If you believe you need more preparation, here are some additional resources you can use:
The Blockchain Developer program is comprised of content and curriculum to support five (5) projects. Once you subscribe to a Nanodegree program, you will have access to the content and services for the length of time specified by your subscription. We estimate that students can complete the program in five (5) months working 10 hours per week.
Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.
Please see the Udacity Nanodegree program FAQs found here for policies on enrollment in our programs.
For this Nanodegree program you will need a desktop or laptop computer running recent versions of Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux. 20+ gigabytes of free disk space, 2+ gigabytes of memory (RAM), and an unmetered broadband Internet connection.