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Learner Career Outcomes

53%

started a new career after completing these courses

47%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

10%

got a pay increase or promotion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 23 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Introduction to Crypto and Cryptocurrencies

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 59 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Cryptographic Hash Functions18m
Hash Pointers and Data Structures8m
Digital Signatures9m
Public Keys as Identities5m
A Simple Cryptocurrency14m
1 reading
Course Information10m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

How Bitcoin Achieves Decentralization

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 74 min)
5 videos
Distributed Consensus13m
Consensus without Identity: the Block Chain17m
Incentives and Proof of Work19m
Putting It All Together18m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Mechanics of Bitcoin

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 78 min)
6 videos
Bitcoin Scripts15m
Applications of Bitcoin Scripts14m
Bitcoin Blocks5m
The Bitcoin Network18m
Limitations & Improvements11m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

How to Store and Use Bitcoins

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 81 min)
7 videos
Hot and Cold Storage13m
Splitting and Sharing Keys11m
Online Wallets and Exchanges19m
Payment Services8m
Transaction Fees5m
Currency Exchange Markets16m

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