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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies by Princeton University

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About the Course

To really understand what is special about Bitcoin, we need to understand how it works at a technical level. We’ll address the important questions about Bitcoin, such as: How does Bitcoin work? What makes Bitcoin different? How secure are your Bitcoins? How anonymous are Bitcoin users? What determines the price of Bitcoins? Can cryptocurrencies be regulated? What might the future hold? After this course, you’ll know everything you need to be able to separate fact from fiction when reading claims about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. You’ll have the conceptual foundations you need to engineer secure software that interacts with the Bitcoin network. And you’ll be able to integrate ideas from Bitcoin in your own projects. Course Lecturers: Arvind Narayanan, Princeton University All the features of this course are available for free. It does not offer a certificate upon completion....

Top reviews

AG
Dec 22, 2017

I've gained a strong knowledge of Bitcoin's architecture but wish this course was updated to include the developments of the last two years. A few lectures on alt-coins would have been useful as well.

MB
Mar 10, 2018

Great course, a very broad and in-depth overview of concepts surrounding cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin in particular. Would be great to have an update of course; perhaps once the ICO craze is over? (-:

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By Max W

Dec 24, 2017

Somewhat dated material, and some decidedly poorly written assignments. However, all in all, a very interesting class with some great, well taught fundamentals.

By David V

Apr 29, 2019

Great content but if you don't know how to code it's very difficult given direction given on the assignments. Need to have some computer science background.

By Robert R

Apr 18, 2018

Very good introduction into blockchain technology. Unfortunately no certificate and completion requires Java programming skills. Also a bit outdated (2018).

By Prakash Y

Jul 6, 2017

good !!! really enjoyed the programming bits. Also Loved the way crypto-currency economy is introduced, legality and technicality coverage is brilliant !!

By Mihai R

Apr 9, 2018

The course was good. If you want to start with the bitcoin & Co this is one course to start with.

I wish that the code exercises will be more elaborated.

By Maxime

Jun 1, 2018

A very good introduction to Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

Somes parts looked out of date, or at least would need to be update ! Thank you for all that !

By Manuel

Apr 11, 2018

Lessons 1- 8interesting and well organised, exercises are hard to nail and require commitment.

Latest part very rushed and superficial, irrelevant

By Michal P

Jan 24, 2017

Great course. Very well explained topics. The only criticism would be on lack of tests in coding tasks, and only one language supported. (Java)

By Andrew C

Jan 2, 2017

The content and videos are good, but the programming assignments could really use some work to make them easier to understand and implement.

By BINGQING L

Feb 24, 2017

Overall it is a great course. Just think that the assignment could have been break into many smaller sections with a slower learning curve.

By Rodrigo L

Aug 3, 2020

it was too difficult to finish the programming part of the course. Maybe the course could give some mo detailed example to the students.

By Pritam B

Jun 6, 2020

According to the pre-requisites, the course said we don't need any coding background, but the assignments were very much code-oriented

By Wei J T

Sep 16, 2021

Overall a very good introductory course. But the programming assignments are unnecessarily hard and the contents are obsolete today.

By VEDANG A

Jul 6, 2021

It was a really good course but it would help me a little bit more if the university could update their course structures as of 2021

By Marcus S

Sep 30, 2017

Course is a nice introduction, although a bit updated at the moment and more details about the bitcoin code itself could be given.

By MacDonald c

Apr 13, 2019

This course has open my eye more on my new career is a bit stronge for beginners but you fit in into new world of global economy.

By Michael D

Jan 13, 2018

The tasks could have been broken in smaller pieces to make them more understandable. Course material (Videos) are understandable.

By César P

Oct 15, 2017

Excellent course!. Just 4 stars because it is becoming a bit outdated. Blockchain frenzy is to be blamed, not the teachers ;-)

By David H M

Jul 31, 2017

Very nice course. I would have appreciate a treatment slightly more mathematical, but overall it is a great course.

By Nikesh S

Apr 2, 2017

The course was really helpful.

Considering the fact that I was not from security background, it went very smoothly

By Silvio S V C

May 17, 2020

The course is excellent, thank you!!! But you should give some information in the videos about the assignments.

By monique m d s m

Jan 16, 2019

Curso muito bom,a unica crítica é a questão das legendas,poderiam ter mais opções como em espanhol por exemplo.

By Yuhao D

Jun 9, 2017

The assignments needs improving, more clarification and testing files(input files) are needed to help students.

By Igors G

Dec 3, 2017

Excellent material for those that want introduction to the world of Bitcoin and other Blockchain technologies.

By antony j m

Jul 26, 2017

The course provided a great insight into the bitcoin domain and related aspects. The lectures were interesting