Blockchain use to improve business processes and create new lines of business is rapidly growing, and most business are likely to use blockchain technology. This course provides a high-level overview of key blockchain design principles and common implementation problems. This lesson does not get into blockchain programming, but does go over some key programming terminology and high-level issues that you need to be familiar with.

After an overview of the architecture of Hyperledger Fabric and the leading blockchain for business use, the course goes through 16 key blockchain design principles. Blockchain interoperability is addressed since most businesses over time are likely to find themselves using several blockchains. Then some common blockchain implementation problems are addressed.

Course Key Concepts:  Blockchain, Distributed Ledger, Information Technology, Process Improvement, Blockchain Applications, Private and Permissioned Blockchains, Hyperledger Fabric, Ethereum, Business Operations, Competitive Advantage, Blockchain interoperability,

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize basics of Hyperledger Fabric Architecture
  • Discover key Blockchain Design Principles
  • Discover options to improve Blockchain Interoperability
  • Explore common Blockchain Implementation Problems and ways to avoid them
Last updated/reviewed: August 7, 2023

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

10 CoursesBlockchain Applications Analyst Certification

  1. Understanding Blockchain Technology and its Capabilities
  2. Blockchain Use in Supply Chains and Systems Integration
  3. Advanced Blockchain Business Applications
  4. Private, Permissioned, Business Blockchains
  5. Blockchain for Business Process Reengineering and Competitive Advantage
  6. How to Assess Blockchain Value for Your Organization
  7. How to do Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to assess Blockchain Value for Your Organization
  8. Calculating Blockchain Application ROI
  9. Blockchain Design and Implementation
  10. Blockchain Advanced Uses and Future Developments
5 Reviews (16 ratings)


Member's Profile
A bit more technical than I expected. However, the lecturer clearly states that earlier lectures building on the basic foundations of blockchain technology is recommended. The attached glossary/index what very helpful in keeping track with all the new terminologies and acronyms. Overall, a very informative presentation geared especially on application and understanding the hurdles that need to be overcome for future implementation.

Anonymous Author
As noted by the instructor at the outset of this course, the content was more heavily weighted to technical aspects. Hence for my purpose, it was more of a struggle to maintain my attention. Overall good content and instruction.

Member's Profile
The amount of graphics/data on some of the slides was distracting. I found trying to listen and get benefit from the slide was futile.

Member's Profile
Great content, very informative. Well organized and clear.

Anonymous Author
Great course for novices. Well structured and presented.

Course Complexity: Advanced

Students need to know both how blockchain works and common blockchain business
applications. Completing the Illumeo courses “Understanding blockchain technology
and its capabilities,” “Private, Permissioned Blockchains,” and “Blockchain Application”
beforehand is highly recommended.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Instructor for this course
Course Syllabus
Introduction And Overview
  Introduction to Blockchain Design and Implementation3:29
  Hyperledger Fabric Architecture7:43
  Hybrid Blockchain Design16:20
  Blockchain Design Projects require Business Process Redesign14:17
  Focus on User Needs8:32
  Blockchain Implementation Issues18:45
  Some More Implementation Issues11:23
  Key Findings and Recommendations 2:01
Continuous Play
  Blockchain Design and Implementation 1:22:47
Supporting Material
  Slides: Blockchain Design and ImplementationPDF
  Blockchain Design and Implementation Glossary/IndexPDF
Review And Test