Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies Online Course

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies Online Course

Arvind Narayanan, Assistant Professor | taught by Elena Sinelnikova
Elena Sinelnikova
Elena Sinelnikova
Blockchain Specialist

About the Instructor

Elena Sinelnikova is an information technology professional, with over 15 years of experience in the design, development, and implementation of the Windows n-tier applications using the TOGAF, RUP, Agile, SCRUM, and Waterfall methodologies. Sheholds a Master's degree in Computer Science and Microsoft certificationin the Database and Developer stack.

She has worked on a variety of projects that apply Microsoft technology in the enterprise environments of various industries in government sectors, such as Education, Insurance, Justice,  Law Enforcement, Municipal Affairs, ProvincialGovernment, and Healthcare.

About this course:

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 Contents

12 Texts

Course Curriculum

Lecture 1 — Intro to Crypto and Cryptocurrencies
Lecture 2 — How Bitcoin Achieves Decentralization
Lecture 3 — Mechanics of Bitcoin
Lecture 4 — How to Store and Use Bitcoins
Lecture 5 — Bitcoin Mining
Lecture 6 — Bitcoin and Anonymity
Lecture 7 — Community, Politics, and Regulation
Lecture 8 — Alternative Mining Puzzles
Lecture 9 — Bitcoin as a Platform
Lecture 10 — Altcoins and the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem
Lecture 11 — The future of Bitcoin?
Lecture 12 — History of Cryptocurrencies [Bonus lecture]