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Intro to Cryptocurrency

An introduction to Cryptocurrency and Blockchain, a revolutionary technology that enables peer-to-peer transfer of digital assets without the involvement of middlemen. Cryptocurrency and its applications are predicted to have as much of an impact on our lives as the invention of the internet has.

Students who finish this course will have a solid understanding and knowledge of the foundational concepts of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. This knowledge will be critical in navigating the future of banking and currency.

Duration:

6-8 weeks

Syllabus

1

Intro to Digital Money and Cryptocurrency

  • Understanding Digital Money
  • Problems Digital Money Solve 
  • Introduction to Cryptocurrency

2

Brief History of Currency

  • The origin of money
  • Why do people need currency

3

Understanding Types of Cryptocurrencies

  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • Litecoin

4

Advantages and Disadvantages of Cryptocurrency

  • Cryptocurrency: Benefits and Advantages
  • Cryptocurrency: Concerns and Criticism

5

Understanding Blockchain Technology

  • Understanding Blockchain
  • Mining: How It Works and How to Mine
  • Cases of Blockchain in use

6

Cryptocurrency Consensus Mechanisms

  • Why the Consensus Mechanisms?
  • Understanding Proof of Work
  • Understanding Proof of Stake
  • Advantages and Key Differences: Proof of Work vs Proof of Stake
  • Bitcoin as a Form of Payment
7

Storing and Using Cryptocurrency

  • Using Cryptocurrency as a payment method
  • Comparing Hot Wallet and Cold Wallet
  • Buying and Selling Crypto
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