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Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Cryptography and Cryptocurrencies

Lessons

  • Introduction to Cryptography and Cryptocurrency
  • Cryptographic Hash Functions
  • Hash Pointers and Data Structures
  • Digital Signatures
  • Public Keys as Identities
  • A Simple Cryptocurrency

Module 2: How Bitcoin Achieves Decentralisation

Lessons

  • Introduction to Bitcoins
  • Centralisation vs Decentralisation
  • Distributed Consensus
  • Consensus without Identity Using a Blockchain
  • Incentives and Proof of Work
  • Cost Mining

Module 3: Mechanics of Bitcoin

Lessons

  • Bitcoin Transactions
  • Bitcoin Scripts
  • Applications of Bitcoin Scripts
  • Bitcoin Blocks
  • The Bitcoin Network
  • Limitations and Improvements

Module 4: How to Use and Store Bitcoins

Lessons

  • Simple Local Storage
  • Hot and Cold Storage
  • Splitting and Sharing Keys
  • Online Wallets and Exchanges
  • Payment Services
  • Transaction Fees
  • Currency Exchange Markets

Module 5: Bitcoin Mining

Lesson

  • The Task of Bitcoin Miners
  • Mining Hardware
  • Energy Consumption and Ecology
  • Mining Pools
  • Mining Incentives and Strategies

Module 6: Bitcoin and Anonymity

Lessons

  • Anonymity Basics
  • How to De-Anonymize Bitcoin?
  • Mixing
  • Decentralised Mixing
  • Zerocoin and Zerocash

Module 7: Community, Politics, and Regulation

Lessons

  •  Consensus in Bitcoin
  •  Bitcoin Core Software
  •  Stakeholders: Who's in Charge?
  •  Roots of Bitcoin
  •  Governments Notice Bitcoin
  •  Anti-Money‐Laundering
  •  Regulation

Module 8: Alternative Mining Puzzles

Lessons

  • Essential Puzzle Requirements
  • ASIC‐Resistant Puzzles
  • Nonoutsourceable Puzzles
  • Virtual Mining

Module 9: Bitcoin as a Platform

Lessons

  • Bitcoin as an Append‐Only Log
  • Bitcoins as “Smart Property”
  • Secure Multi‐Party Lotteries in Bitcoin
  • Bitcoin as Public Randomness Source
  • Prediction Markets and Real-World Data Feeds

Module 10: Altcoins and the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

Lessons

  • Introduction to Altcoins
  • Relationship Between Bitcoin and Altcoins
  • Merge Mining
  • Atomic Cross‐Chain Swaps
  • Bitcoin‐Backed Altcoins, “Side Chains”
  • Ethereum and Smart Contracts

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Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Audience

Anyone interested in learning about Bitcoins and cryptocurrency can attend this course.

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Course Overview

The Knowledge Academy's Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency course is designed to equip delegates with the comprehensive knowledge of the cryptocurrency and Bitcoins. Delegates will learn how bitcoins work and how to secure Bitcoins. In this 2- day course, delegates will gain an understanding of cryptography hash functions, hash pointer, data structure, digital signatures, and public keys as identities.

During this course, delegates will learn about cost mining, bitcoin transaction, bitcoin scripts, applications of bitcoin script, bitcoin blocks and network. They will also acquire knowledge of the bitcoin’s limitations and its improvements. This course will also describe how to use and store bitcoins. In storage and use of bitcoins, delegates will learn simple local storage, hot and cold storage, splitting and sharing keys online wallets and currency exchange market.

This course will teach delegates about bitcoin mining, mining hardware, mining pools, mining incentives and strategies. Delegates will also get familiarised with community, politics, and regulations. They will also learn about alternative mining puzzles and bitcoin as a platform. This course also teaches delegates about altcoins and the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

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  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.

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Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.

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We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible

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Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience

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Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.

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Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.

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Frequently asked questions

FAQ's

Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Anyone interested in learning about Bitcoins and cryptocurrency can attend this course.
We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
This course is 2 days.
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The price for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Course certification in New Zealand starts from NZD1995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Course.

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"...the trainer for this course was excellent. I would definitely recommend (and already have) this course to others."

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