Bitcoin Basics: The Future of Money

Bitcoin Basics: The Future of Money

Upon completion of this course, students will understand bitcoin, including its history, development, and context within the modern global economy. Students will learn the basic cryptographic principles that underlie bitcoin and gain confidence by demonstrating strong security principles in storing and transacting bitcoin. Key principles such as mining, wallets, and hashing will be introduced, and finally, they will be familiarized with the nascent industry of digital currencies and how they function.

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What You’ll Learn
Associated Careers
  • What Bitcoin is and the difference between cash and other forms of payment, including digital currencies
  • Basic cryptographic concepts such as hashing, ciphers, encryption/decryption, and keys
  • How to transfer, receive, and spend bitcoin
  • The double-spend problem and how it is addressed by bitcoin’s structure
  • The limitations of bitcoin
  • Potential career opportunities within bitcoin and other cryptocurrency projects
  • Data Analyst/Scientist
  • Business Development
  • Financial Analyst
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Security Architect


What You’ll Create
Associated 21st-Century Skills
  • A hash function from a text string input
  • Your own digital signature
  • Your own bitcoin wallet
  • Bitcoin transfers, receipts, and expenditures
  • and more…
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Problem-solving
  • Self-motivated
  • Collaboration
  • And more…


System/Equipment Requirements
  • A general word processing program (Word, Google Doc, etc.)



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