The Ultimate Bitcoin Beginners Guide
In this introductory course, you will become familiar with the basic concepts surrounding the cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin.
Why Create A Course About Bitcoin?
The cryptocurrency Bitcoin and its underlying technology, known as the Blockchain is a revolutionary, new development which has affected both the cybersecurity and financial word simultaneously since its inception in 2008.
There are many people who are curious to know more about Bitcoin but the information presented online is not always the simplest to digest and is often not organised to suit the perspective of a regular person.
This course is my attempt to strengthen the cryptocurrency community by providing a simple step by step course designed to educate anyone about Bitcoin.
The general objectives of this course include:
- Learning about the history of money.
- Discussing the differences between fiat currency, commodity-backed currency and cryptocurrency.
- Learning about Bitcoin.
- Realising the need for Bitcoin.
- Demonstrating how to buy your first Bitcoin.
- Understanding how to store, send and receive Bitcoin.
What is included in this course?
This course consists of 5 chapters which will include a variety of content. The majority of the content will be in the form of video lessons which will be accompanied with rich text, images and documents to provide a complete learning experience.
A description of the chapters and lessons included:
Chapter 1 - History of Money
In this chapter, we will be walking you through the early years of civilisation and the various ways commerce took place. You will learn how we went from a barter-based system to one in which precious metals became the main medium of exchange and finally to the digital age of electronic payments.
Chapter 2 - The Advent of Bitcoin
In this chapter, we will be explaining the origins of bitcoin and its mysterious creator Satoshi Nakamoto. We will get a chance to read the original white paper for bitcoin and attempt to justify the importance of its creation Finally we will come to understand what a blockchain is and how it works.
Chapter 3 - Entering The World of Bitcoin
In this chapter, we will be outlining the steps involved in purchasing your very first own Bitcoin using a cryptocurrency exchange. You will learn how to keep your Bitcoin safe by choosing the right kind of wallet for the receiving, sending and storing your digital asset.
Chapter 4 - The Alternatives To Bitcoin
In this chapter, we will be examining some of the various alternatives to bitcoin, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses. We will also introduce the concept of the Initial Coin Offering and explain its pros and cons to those who choose to invest.
NB. It should be noted that the majority of the content for this course is curated content that can be found separately online. The reason for this is simply because we do not believe in reinventing the wheel, as there is a plethora of amazing content created by the cryptocurrency community available online and we have packaged it into a comprehensive online course.