Introduction to Cryptocurrency

This online short course from Crypto University provides you with a deeper understanding of how blockchains work, and their current or potential use cases.

Free Course

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Introduction to Cryptocurrency

This online short course from Crypto University provides you with a deeper understanding of how blockchains work, and their current or potential use cases.

Free Course

"Blockchain ranked among the highest paying skills in 2020 by LinkedIn." - Read More on LinkedIn >

Course overview

Introduction to Blockchain Technology online short course from Crypto University provides you with a deeper understanding of how blockchains work, and their current or potential use cases. At your own pace, you will learn about the issues surrounding trust, incentives, the link between centralised authority and corruption, and the need for transparency within the current financial or governance systems.

What You’ll learn

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:
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An understanding of the history of blockchain technology and how it can help solve some of the problems in our existing systems

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How blockchains are used in cryptocurrencies

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Public vs Private blockchains.

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Other use cases of blockchain, beyond cryptocurrencies

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How governments and institutions can take advantage of blockchain technology

Course curriculum

Understand how blockchain technology will impact the future of global payments as you work through this online short course.

Module breakdown
  1. What is Blockchain?
      • A simple introduction to blockchain technology and how it works
      • Understanding the concept of decentralization
  2. The Primary Problems In Our Short Story
      • Understanding the issue of Trust
      • Understanding the main problems with Centralized Authority
      • Understanding the need for Transparency
  3. How can Blockchain solve this?
      • Gain insight to how a blockchain network operates
      • Gain insight and knowledge as to how Blockchain solves the issue of Trust, Centralized Authority and Transparency
  4. Bitcoin and How it works
      • An introduction to the Bitcoin Blockchain Network and how it works
      • Understanding how Bitcoin solves the issue of trust
      • Understanding how the decentralized nature of the Bitcoin Blockchain solves the problems of Centralized Authority and Transparency
  5. How Blockchains are used today
      • Learn how to store, protect and use virtual currencies
      • Learn how to verify transactions on the blockchain
      • Learn how to determine the exact fees charged as there are no hidden transactions on the blockchain.
  6. The Celo Blockchain
      • An introduction to Celo – accounts, networks, EVM, SDKs and core contracts
      • Account Management – key generation, key storage, key retrieval and light client
      • Interacting  with Celo core contracts – Celo & Celo dollar and Exchang
      • Deploying Celo Contracts – Truffle
      • Contract Interaction  – Contractkit , Dappkit and Mainnet

Course Director

The design of this online course is guided by Grey Jabesi, as well as industry experts, who will share their experience and in-depth knowledge with you throughout the course.

Grey Jabesi

Founder & CEO of Crypto University.