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Skills you will gain

Bitcoin NetworkBlockchainsCryptocurrencyBitcoin
Learners taking this Course are
  • Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)
  • Security Engineers
  • Risk Managers
  • Traders
  • Real Estate Brokers

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Introduction to Crypto and Cryptocurrencies

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
1 hour to complete

How Bitcoin Achieves Decentralization

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
1 hour to complete

Mechanics of Bitcoin

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

How to Store and Use Bitcoins

7 videos (Total 81 min), 1 quiz
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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Top reviews from Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies

By AGDec 23rd 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.

By MBMar 11th 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? (-:

Instructor

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Arvind Narayanan

Associate Professor
Computer Science

About Princeton University

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