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Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies


Provider
coursera

Price
Free

School
Princeton University

Type
University

Instructor
Arvind Narayanan

Category
Computer Science

Duration
7 weeks

Format
Video

Language
English

Description
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 Lecturers: Arvind Narayanan, Princeton University  Joseph Bonneau, Princeton University  Edward Felten, Princeton University  Andrew Miller, University of Maryland Supplementary materials: For the textbook, see below under Suggested Readings. For programming assignments, see here once enrolled.