Top 3 free Blockchain courses to get you started in the cryptocurrency world

By Shaheryar Ehsan on
March 10, 2018
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Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have had their fair share of highs and lows in the tech space with supporting and non-supporting arguments by many influencers. However, our topic of discussion over here is Blockchain, which is the actual tech that makes Bitcoin transfers and much more.

In a few words, Blockchain is a continuously growing list of records aka blocks which are encrypted through cryptography and these records are almost impossible to be tampered with. Hence they form the security backbone of many online transactions and more.

Let’s take a look at some courses which will make you an expert in Blockchain:

Introduction to Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain – Udemy

For those of you who know little to nothing about Cryptocurrencies and how they work etc, this course will help you brush up the basics and help you learn the essentials about Bitcoin, Ethereum and more. Alongside that, you will be learning about how blockchain supports this process. It also covers the legal landscape with respect to the topic and what opportunities are available for budding entrepreneurs.

Blockchain essentials – IBM developerWorks

This course by IBM will help you understand blockchain for business and explore key use cases in today’s environments as well as how you can leverage blockchain for your own startup. It’s a short 2-hour course which covers the essentials for blockchain and offers insight for budding developers regarding how they can get started in this new segment.

Blockchain for Business – edX

This course has been created by The Linux Foundation and it links blockchain with Hyperledger Technologies. This is basically a framework that will allow you to create your own apps. It emphasizes on open source blockchain software and will help you contribute to the Hyperledger Technologies initiative to code libraries and apps for them. Or if you aren’t interested in that, you can create applications for your own startup or the organization you are working for.

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