Introduction to Bitcoin

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Introduction to Bitcoin

with Travis Patron

Audience:
Beginners on Bitcoin

Time to complete:
2-4 hours

Available in:
English

In this course, we take a look at the exciting new internet protocol of bitcoin - a cryptographic peer-to-peer payment system with profound implications on the way the world exchanges value.

This course acts as a starting point for anyone who is new to bitcoin and wants to learn the fundamentals of this exciting new technology and digital payment system. The course assumes that the reader has zero knowledge of computer programming or economic analysis. Advanced topics such as algorithms and money supply deflation will be explained in layman's terms so it will be easy for you to understand.

The course is divided into several lessons with each lesson comprising of 5 individual modules. Each module has an accompanying video. These lessons will help you in understanding how bitcoin works, how mining bitcoin is essential for the function of the network, and why bitcoin is a very important development in the field of macroeconomics, data analysis, and information technology.

At the conclusion of this course, you will be well-versed in both the functionality of the bitcoin blockchain and the potential for global commerce that comes with a borderless, digital economy.

The course is licensed under creative commons terms and will remain free for all to learn from and share.

Course Syllabus

  • Bitcoin Basics
  • Blockchain Networks
  • Cybereconomics
  • Political Implications

General Information

At the conclusion of this course, you will be well-versed in both the functionality of the bitcoin blockchain and the potential for global commerce that comes with a borderless, digital economy.

Pre-requisites

None

Recommended skills prior to taking this course


  • Basic understanding of economics
  • Basic understanding of internet protocols
  • Willingness to challenge existing beliefs and assumptions

Grading Scheme


  • The final test is worth 100% of the course mark.
  • You have 3 attempts to take the test.