In this online examination we test the student on their understanding of the technical components and economic fundamentals of bitcoin. The information tested is of particular use to individuals researching or working with bitcoin in a technical or financial capacity.

With the Introduction To Bitcoin Course, we take a look at the exciting new internet protocol of bitcoin – a cryptographic peer-to-peer payment system with profound implications on the way the world exchanges value.

This course acts as a starting point for anyone who is new to bitcoin and wants to learn the fundamentals of this exciting new technology.

The course assumes that the student has little or no prior knowledge of bitcoin or cryptocurrency. Advanced topics will be explained in layman’s terms so it will be easy for you to understand.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course students will be well-versed in the terminology of the bitcoin industry as well as how the blockchain, wallets, and private/public keypairs come together to create a powerful payment system.

Course Length

The length of the course is between 3 – 6 hours and can be taken at a moderate pace. The materials contained are intended for a introductory audience.

  • Course materials are accessible on desktop and mobile devices.
  • It can be taken at any time.
  • It can be taken as many times as you wish at your own pace.


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Recommended skills prior to taking this course

  • Basic understanding of economics
  • Basic understanding of internet protocols
  • Willingness to challenge existing beliefs and assumptions
Module 1 Bitcoin Basics
Unit 1 What Is Bitcoin?
Unit 2 Bitcoin Mining
Unit 3 Bitcoin Transactions
Unit 4 Bitcoin Security
Unit 5 Bitcoin Basics Quiz
Module 2 Blockchain Networks
Unit 1 Public Key Cryptography
Unit 2 Blockchain Networks Quiz
Module 3 Cybereconomics
Unit 1 Money Supply
Unit 2 Algorithmic Regulation
Unit 3 Cybereconomics Quiz
Module 4 Political Implications
There are no units in this module.

BTC 101 – Introduction to Bitcoin


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