Bitcoin - A Comprehensive Guide

An in-depth guide to every aspect of bitcoin, including owning, accepting, and even trading the digital currency!
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  • Lectures 35
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

There is no better time to learn about Bitcoin, the decentralized digital currency. Not only will this course give you a firm understanding of Bitcoin, but endless real world applications for your new-found knowledge.

This course is split into ten sections, which will take you from a Bitcoin novice to an expert in an easy to understand format.

- The Bitcoin Basics

- Getting Up To Speed

- Bitcoin Mining

- Your First Bitcoin Wallet

- Advanced Bitcoin Trading

- Bitcoin & Your Business

- Other Crypto-Currencies

- The Future Of Bitcoin

- Other Blockchain Applications

- Wrap Up

By covering every niche of Bitcoin, you will be able to decide what interests you. This course covers areas of Bitcoin that are simply not available elsewhere.

Welcome to arguably the most extensive Bitcoin course on the internet!

The fascinating world of Bitcoin Awaits!

What are the requirements?

  • No prior software, work, or knowledge is needed before starting the course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of Bitcoin and its underlying technology
  • Buy & Sell Bitcoin
  • Decide if Bitcoin Mining is for you
  • Trade Bitcoin
  • Accept Bitcoin at your business

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for anyone interested in becoming knowledgeable in many areas of Bitcoin. No prior knowledge of Bitcoin is needed. Even if you have knowledge of Bitcoin, this course is sure to stretch beyond your current understanding.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: The Bitcoin Basics

This lecture will give you a basic overview of Bitcoin. You will be able to get a general sense of the technology.


This lecture will explain Bitcoin's mysterious beginning and it's suspected creator(s).


You will begin to understand the inner workings of Bitcoin and it's public ledger.


You will thoroughly understand the purpose of the block chain and Bitcoin mining.

Important Bitcoin Terms
5 pages

You will gain knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages that Bitcoin carries with it.


Bitcoin is on shaky ground as far as regulation goes. This lecture will dive into the legality of Bitcoin.

Section 2: Getting You Up To Speed

A detailed account of Bitcoin's interesting beginning and early price spikes.


You will understand the role that Bitcoin has played in illicit markets on the dark web.


You will learn about one of the most exciting times in Bitcoin history.


You will learn of Bitcoin's ambitions to become mainstream.

Section 3: Bitcoin Mining

A concise review of Bitcoin Mining.


You will gain knowledge of the past and current hardware used to mine Bitcoin.


You will learn how to estimate if Bitcoin Mining will be profitable depending on a number of factors.

Section 4: Your First Bitcoin Wallet

An introduction to two online wallet services so you can make a decision as to which you would like to use.


You will be able to buy and sell Bitcoin on both of the wallet services described in the previous lecture.


You will get a look at how to use Bitcoin to purchase items online.


You will be able to make a paper wallet to securely store your Bitcoin.

Section 5: Advanced Bitcoin Trading

You will understand the basics of reading Bitcoin charts in order to make trading decisions.


You will learn how discussion on the internet greatly affects the price of Bitcoin.


An introduction to trading Bitcoin on an exchange. DISCLAIMER: I am not an economist. I am a Bitcoin enthusiast. Only trade with money you can afford to lose.


An introduction to trading Bitcoin with leverage.

Section 6: Bitcoin & Your Business

You will understand the reasons you may or may not want to accept Bitcoin at your business.


You will understand how to begin the process of accepting Bitcoin at your business.

Section 7: Other Crypto-currencies

You will understand the rush of altcoins that came during Bitcoin's price rally.


You will learn how over saturation of the market, deception, and scams led to the demise of many altcoins.


A explanation of the different effects that altcoins may have on Bitcoin.


A look at one of the most popular altcoins and how it differs from Bitcoin.

Section 8: The Future Of Bitcoin

You will learn about the rush of venture capital money into Bitcoin related startups.


You will gain a basic understanding of the theories as to why the price of Bitcoin has been declining.


You will learn of current and future threats to the Bitcoin economy.

Section 9: Other Blockchain Applications

You will learn about one of the first aspirations to trade assets in a decentralized manner.


You will understand the roadblocks that colored coins faced along the way.


You will learn of the future of block chain technology and what it may be able to accomplish.

Section 10: Wrap Up

A quick wrap of of the course and available resources for the future.

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Instructor Biography

Cavan Flynn, Bitcoin Enthusiast

I am a senior at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. I am a Business Administration major with minors in Computer Science and Graphic Communications. I have been a Bitcoin enthusiast ever since I stumbled upon the digital currency in July 2012. This is when the price of Bitcoin was increasing from around $6.50 to only $10.00! Since then, countless hours have been spent reading articles and studies that discuss every aspect of Bitcoin, the technology, and the industry being built around it. I started trading Bitcoin using a variety of exchanges in March 2013. From there I went on to trade additional crypto-currencies, called Altcoins, until their volume decreased to the point where it was no longer profitable. Lately, I have been studying other applications for Bitcoin's public ledger, called the Blockchain. Through all of these experiences, I have gained much more than a simple understanding of Bitcoin. I thoroughly understand its culture, its history, and why more and more people are developing a fascination for the technology. I have both the knowledge and the passion to create a fun and interesting course that will get people excited about Bitcoin. It doesn't stop there though, I continuously keep up with the latest Bitcoin news and will continually be updating the course.

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