Intro to Bitcoin and the Future of Money

Note:  This course is provided by Pointful Education and is based on a rigorous, traditional textbook curriculum model which includes upper level reading assignments, detailed essays, quizzes, and a final exam.

Upon completion of this course, students will understand bitcoin, including its history, development, and context within the modern global economy. Students will learn the basic cryptographic principles that underlie bitcoin, and gain confidence by demonstrating strong security principles in storing and transaction bitcoin. Key principles such as mining, wallets, and hashing will be introduced. And finally they will be familiarized with the nascent industry of digital currencies and how they function.

What You’ll Learn

  • The basics of Bitcoin
  • The economic concept of money
  • Cryptography for beginners
  • Public and private keys
  • Wallets and addresses
  • Bitcoin mining
  • Transacting Bitcoin
  • Security
  • Other cryptocurrencies
  • The future of Bitcoin and money

System Requirements

  • PC: Windows 7 or higher
  • Mac: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

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