Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies
By   |  July 30, 2017

This course will open on august 7th, 2017. This Mooc is offered by Princeton University.

To really understand what is special about Bitcoin, we need to understand how it works at a technical level. We’ll address the important questions about Bitcoin, such as: How does Bitcoin work? What makes Bitcoin different? How secure are your Bitcoins? How anonymous are Bitcoin users? What determines the price of Bitcoins? Can cryptocurrencies be regulated? What might the future hold?

After this course, you’ll know everything you need to be able to separate fact from fiction when reading claims about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. You’ll have the conceptual foundations you need to engineer secure software that interacts with the Bitcoin network. And you’ll be able to integrate ideas from Bitcoin in your own projects.

Course by Arvind Narayanan, from Princeton University

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Crypto and Cryptocurrencies
  • How Bitcoin Achieves Decentralization
  • Mechanics of Bitcoin
  • How to Store and Use Bitcoins
  • Bitcoin Mining
  • Bitcoin and Anonymity
  • Community, Politics, and Regulation
  • Alternative Mining Puzzles
  • Bitcoin as a Platform
  • Altcoins and the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem
  • The Future of Bitcoin?

Details:

  • Start: August 7th 2017
  • Length: 11 weeks
  • Effort: 8 hours per week
  • Price: Free
  • Subject: Computer Science
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Languages: English

For more information: https://fr.coursera.org/learn/cryptocurrency

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