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Fundamentals of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

Fundamentals of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

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Course Description

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 transacting 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. 

Course Breakdown

  • What is Bitcoin?
  • Cryptography for Beginners
  • Public and Private Keys
  • Nodes, Wallets, and Addresses
  • Bitcoin Mining
  • Transacting Bitcoin
  • Bitcoin Security
  • Bitcoin and Money
  • Altcoins and Regulations
  • Bitcoin: the Past and the Future

Course Goals

EdisonLearning eCourses® are structured in a consistent, research-based format utilizing multiple pedagogical concepts such as Understanding by Design, Growth Mindset, and Video and Project-based learning. Through the use of these pedagogical concepts, our career preparatory elective courses maintain a consistent and engaging course structure that supports student-centered learning.

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