Blockchain & Bitcoin 101

Learn the basics of how Blockchain and Bitcoin work.


Why you should enroll

This course is for everyone who wants to get a firm understanding of the blockchain technology. Whether you are an entrepreneur, investor or developer - the knowledge you will get here will really give you a solid knowledge foundation you can rely upon when navigating the cryptocurrency and blockchain landscape.

We will cover how Blockchain and Bitcoin really work under the hood, what Proof of Work and Proof of Stake is, how forks work and much much more.

I usually teach this course in seminars and lectures to the highest management of industrial companies, however I think it's important for everyone to understand these concept and ideas. That's the reason I'm now releasing this as a course.


This course consists of approximately 10 hours of video content, assignments, exams and certification. Check out the detailed curriculum below.

Benefits of using blockchain

  • Benefits of using Blockchain - Discussion
  • Bitcoin & Blockchain Overview
  • Provenance
  • Homework: Provenance
  • Consensus
  • Homework: Consensus
  • Security & Immutability
  • Homework: Security & Immutability
  • High Availability
  • Finality
  • Homework: Finality
  • Reading Assignment: Benefits of the Blockchain Technology


Blockchain & cryptocurrencies

  • Blockchain & cryptocurrencies -Discussion
  • Blockchain 1.0 & crypto
  • Platforms & coins
  • Blockhain 2.0 - dapps & smart contracts

Functions, Hash Functions, Cryptography

  • Functions, Hash Functions, Cryptography - Discussion
  • Introduction
  • Functions
  • Homework - Functions
  • Reading Assingnment: Hashing
  • Hash Functions
  • Homework - Hash Functions
  • Public ad Private key Cryptography 
  • Homework - Public & Private key Cryptography 

Bitcoin Basics

  • Bitcoin Basics - Discussion
  • Bitcoin Ecosystem - Miners, Wallets, Nodes, SPVs
  • Wallets- No coins, Types of wallets
  • Hosted Wallets
  • Homework - Wallets
  • Transactions and UTXOs
  • Homework -UTXOs
  • Mempool
  • Homework - Mempool
  • Mining Introduction
  • Mining poW & incentives
  • Block Rewards & Halvenings
  • poW and Integrity
  • Math Behind PoW
  • Mining Visually demonstrated
  • Homework - Mining & PoW
  • Homework Mining Part 2
  • Difficulty vs Block Time
  • Orphaned and Stale Blocks, Block Time & Conclusion
  • Homework - Stale Blocks
  • Conclusion
  • Homework - Recap Bitcoin Basics

Blockchain Updates & Forks

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Forks
  • Accidental Forks
  • Updates & Forks
  • Hard Forks
  • Soft Forks
  • Pros & Cons with Soft and Hard Forks
  • Quiz: Forks
  • Homework - Forks

Segwit - Segregated Witness

  • Introduction
  • Background Part 1- Full Blocks
  • Background part 2 Transaction Malleability
  • What is Segwitt
  • Reading Assingnment: Segwitt
  • Segwitt implementation & Deployment
  • Quiz: Segwitt

Next step

  • Well Done & Next Step




Your instructor


Ivan runs Ivan on Tech - one of the most successful and trusted blockchain channels on Youtube and is also an international blockchain speaker and educator. Millions of people all around the world have listened, learned and been inspired by Ivan. Now he has created a course for his followers and subscribers, so that they can get the same knowledge as the big corporations.


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