Practical Bitcoin for the Student away from home

- a guide for beginners
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (79 ratings)
4,520 students
Practical Bitcoin for the Student away from home
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (79 ratings)
4,520 students
set up his wallet and receive funds from his family
confidently pay his way with bitcoin
know how to rescue his mobile wallet if his phone is lost or the battery has died


  • The student will need to have a reasonable understanding of the internet
  • The student will also need to understand how to access apps on their smartphone

This course will take the beginner through the basics of the new world of bitcoin cryptocurrency.

Sophisticated concepts are dealt with in a light-hearted way, but the student will be able to gain practical benefit almost immediately.

The curriculum covers how the system was developed only in 2008 as a response to the global financial crisis. By releasing the code to the world as open-source, the initial developer has allowed many minds to take the concepts further, and the systems behind bitcoin are very likely to underpin many future applications, like the registration of domain names and transfer of sensitive information.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for bitcoin beginners who are comfortable with using a smart phone
  • The student should be open to new ideas and technologies
Course content
6 sections • 23 lectures • 1h 5m total length
  • Introduction to the course
  • What is bitcoin?
  • Bitcoin is not a Company - you can't buy stock!
  • Why is bitcoin relevant to students?
  • Who is....
    1 question
  • You can't flip a bitcoin!
  • Unlocking the funds using a 'private key'
  • A basic bitcoin transaction
  • What is a bitcoin wallet?
  • How do bitcoins enter the system, and who is paying the miner?
  • How about a bitcoin wallet?
    1 question
  • Helping dad set up his own web wallet
  • How to set up your own wallet
  • How does dad gets bitcoin into his own new wallet?
  • Dad, I'm broke - can you help me urgently?
  • How do I know that my bitcoins have arrived?
  • How about a bicoin transaction
    1 question
  • Stores where you can buy things with bitcoin
  • Paying your rent and utilities with bitcoin
  • Happy birthday - your bitcoin is in your card!
  • How about a paper wallet?
    1 question
  • Help, dad, I've lost my mobile wallet!
  • Dad, can you help me - I've lost my private key?
  • My bag got stolen on the train .. thank goodness I have my mobile!
  • My phone battery is dead - how can I get my bitcoin now?
  • When you lose your private key
    1 question
  • Interesting information sources and links
    1 page
  • Bitcoin volatility & speculation
  • Volatility
    1 question

Instructor | Teacher | Trainer |
Johan Claeys
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 123 Reviews
  • 7,372 Students
  • 7 Courses

Johan Claeys is a fluent multilingual strategist focused on listening to needs in terms of digital marketing. His style is purely professional and consultative. As a strategic thinker, his challenge is to implement Marketing Automations.