In the new age of Peer-to-Peer digital cash system, we are introduced to new ways and methods of sharing and gaining wealth. The idea of using a decentralized monetary system with the ability to send/receive money anywhere in the world, instantly, securely and as easy as sending an email is what stands behind the development of cryptocurrencies. Those emerging technologies are gaining further ground and being embraced by companies and governments around the globe. The idea of blockchain has evolved beyond its original purpose and is being used for many other goals. This independent study course is for anyone interested in exploring the first steps in the cryptocurrency world. Those looking to learn more about why cryptocurrencies are so popular today, and how it all began, how bitcoins were created and transferred, how to "mine" for cryptocurrency, and what is a blockchain, will find their answers here. *Note: Thank you for your interest in a BCIT – Free Online Learning course. You are about to register for the course. If you are new to BCIT, you will first need to create a BCIT ID. Then, log in with your ID and password to register. Once registered, log in to learn.bcit.ca with your BCIT email address and password to access your online course. If you are new to BCIT, it may take up to 24 hours for your course access to become active. Because these are not credited courses, and you are not paying a fee, there may be student resources you come across that you are not entitled to access. This would include Student Aid and other financial assistance. Enjoy your learning and we’re happy to support your lifelong learning journey.
- No prerequisites are required for this course.
Below is one offering of MOOC 0310 for the Spring/Summer 2023 term.
Start any time
- 52 weeks
- CRN 67562
Continuous Entry, Distance or Online
This is an online learning course. Start any time. You have 52 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Internet delivery format.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Discuss the key concepts of cryptocurrency
- Understand the concepts of Blockchain and Hashing
- Understand how cryptocurrency is created
- Discuss the different types of cryptocurrency wallets used
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2021
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