Introduction to Bitcoin and Decentralized Technology

Bitcoin and its blockchain technology promise to make sending money--and interacting in general--cheaper, easier, more secure, and programmable. In this course, you'll learn about Bitcoin and a broad range of other decentralized projects.
Course info
Rating
(69)
Level
Beginner
Updated
June 16, 2016
Duration
3h 26m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Rating
(69)
Level
Beginner
Updated
June 16, 2016
Duration
3h 26m
Description

Bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology promise many improvements to currency and many other areas of online interaction. In this course, Introduction to Bitcoin and Decentralized Technology, you'll gain a tangible understanding of how Bitcoin and other decentrailized projects work. First, you'll learn how to use Bitcoin both as an end-user and developer, and where it can be applied. Next, you'll learn about the latest developments in Bitcoin, including multisignature HD wallets, payment channels, segregated witnesses, and about the blocksize debate. Finally, you'll get a broad survey of applications beyond Bitcoin, including Ethereum and Smart Contracts, prediction markets, decentralized storage, reduced volatility coins, IoT, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations and identity. When you're finished with this course, you'll have a broad understanding of the technology behind Bitcoin, as well as where and how it can be used.

About the author
About the author

Scott Driscoll is a software engineer fascinated by Bitcoin. His explanatory youtube videos have been seen millions of times, he currently organizes the Atlanta Bitcoin meetup, and has spoken at the Bitcoin Consumer Fair.