This course is for individuals who are new to digital currencies and blockchain technology. The course covers the basics of money, bitcoin and the blockchain, bitcoin and wallet security, compliance and regulation and highlights the future of this space as well as the companies and institutions globally and locally that are currently using this technology.
The outcome of this course is to provide individuals with a general overview of bitcoin and the blockchain. Attendees will learn more about what bitcoin is, its history, how to use bitcoin: storing bitcoin in a wallet, buying and selling bitcoin on an online exchange, as well as sending and receiving bitcoin from one person to another without the need for a trusted third party.
The course also provides an overview of the blockchain: how transactions are stored on the blockchain, how mining works through consensus, the differences between permissioned and permission less blockchains and why these differences are important.
The course further explains current use cases and opportunities this technology provides in terms of include smart contracts, payment rails, immutable ledger, proof of ownership, remittances and micro-transactions. It also discusses alternatives to bitcoin and the bitcoin blockchain.
- Understanding Bitcoin
- Wallet Fundamentals
- Accepting Bitcoins as payment
- Advanced Wallet Management
- Understanding the Blockchain
- Developing with Bitcoin
- Investing of Bitcoin
- Alternative Cryptocurrencies