Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Free Online Course by University of California

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  • Online, Online
  • Apply Before : December 13, 2022

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 14008
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Opportunity Type : Partially FundedSelf Funded
  • Duration 6 weeks
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

If you are fond of new technology and willing to learn the fundamentals of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency space, the Ethereum platform and the procedure of building decentralized applications,  it is a great opportunity for your to enroll for Free Online course on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.


  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Time commitment required: 3-5 hours/week
  • Institution: University of California, Berkeley
  • Area: Computer science
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Instruction language: English
  • Course Type: Free but with limited access
  • Certificate cost: $99 USD
  • Free access to this course will expire on: December 13, 2022

This course is developed by computer science department of University of California, open to anyone with any background.

You will learn:

  • The fundamental characteristics and purposes of centralized and decentralized money, as well as a thorough understanding of Bitcoin starting with Identity, Transactions, Record Keeping, and Consensus.
  • The revolutionary nature of Bitcoin in contrast to some of its early forebears, as well as its roots in the Cypherpunk movement and libertarian values.
  • The technical components of bitcoin, including the bitcoin network, cryptography, bitcoin script, privacy, and hash commitment schemes.
  • Aspects of Bitcoin that are applicable in the real world, such as wallets, wallet mechanics, mining, transactions, Bitcoin governance, and the different ways that one can interact with the network.
  • How to sabotage Bitcoin using several network assaults.
  • The characteristics of Ethereum, the second-largest blockchain platform, such as the Ethereum Virtual Machine and the notion of Turing completeness, the primary protocol distinctions between Bitcoin and Ethereum, and the use cases for Ethereum.

Course Syllabus:

  • A High Level Overview of the Bitcoin Protocol and Consensus
  • Blockchain History: JP Morgan Chase to the Cypherpunk Movement
  • The Technical Overview of Bitcoin Mechanics & Optimizations
  • Wallets, Mining, and Other Aspects Of Bitcoin In Real Life
  • How to Take Down Bitcoin Using Game Theory and Network Attacks
  • Smart Contracts and Ethereum: Creating a Decentralized Future

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