Bitcoin Explained Course Overview

Following upon the foundation built in “Introduction to Cryptocurrency,” we open the hood of Bitcoin and take a deeper dive.  After looking at the genesis of arguably the most famous and valuable cryptocurrency in the world, we examine in detail the two most often mentioned issues with Bitcoin, those being interoperability and scalability, as well as what is being done to address these issues.  Then, we build a case that Bitcoin may become part of the asset allocation universe for institutional investors, much like stocks and bonds.  Lastly, we think about how mutual funds, pensions, and governments could invest in the cryptocurrency via Bitcoin futures and ETFs. After taking this course, you will have a greater appreciation of Bitcoin and how it will fit into the greater investment landscape.

Bitcoin Explained Learning Objectives

  • Explain the history of Bitcoin and who controls it
  • Describe the data architecture that Bitcoin uses
  • Identify two of the problems that confront Bitcoin – scalability and interoperability
  • Comprehend how changes made to Bitcoin have addressed these problems
  • Analyze the market for Bitcoin in the context of how an institutional investor may look at it

Who Should Take This Course?

This Bitcoin Explained course is aimed at learners who want to learn more about Bitcoin and how to assess the investment opportunity of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The aim of the course is to provide learners with a more detailed understanding and tools to properly assess opportunities in this interesting new space.

Cryptocurrency Intermediates: Bitcoin Explained


Level 2

Approx 3h to complete

100% online and self-paced

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Why stop here? Expand your skills and show your expertise with the professional certifications, specializations, and CPE credits you’re already on your way to earning.

FinTech Industry Professional (FTIP™)

  • Skills Learned Financial Technology Fundamentals, Data Science and Machine Learning, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain
  • Career Prep Data Science and Machine Learning, Data Analyst, Business Analyst, Software Developer

Cryptocurrencies and Digital Assets Specialist

  • Skills Learned Purpose of Cryptocurrencies, Technical understanding of Digital Assets, Cryptocurrency Analysis
  • Career Prep Crypto Fundraiser, DeFi Analyst, Blockchain Product Manager, Tokenomics Specialist, Crypto Fund Investment Manager

What Our Members Say

Excellent Course!
This course provided me with extensive foundational knowledge about Bitcoin and its use as a financial asset from an institutional standpoint. It explains bitcoin and blockchain technology using clear explanations and diagrams that are easy to follow. Highly recommend this course!

Paolo Hermogenes

Great Explanation
Good explanation on understanding bitcoin for beginners. Thanks for adding this course, looking forward for ethereum for beginners.

Zafar Ahmed

Awesome and Easy to Understand
Feeling proud and knowledgeable as it made the concepts clear with interactive video and interesting facts! Overall Awesome Course!

Meghraj Malipatil

Great intro into Bitcoin
Great intro into Bitcoin

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