Practical Bitcoin for the Student away from home

- a guide for beginners
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  • Lectures 23
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • 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

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for bitcoin beginners who are comfortable with using a smart phone
  • The student should be open to new ideas and technologies

What you get with this course?

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

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Start Here
In this lecture you will meet your instructor, Johan Claeys, who will take you through the way that the course will work, and show you where you can find the extra resources, make notes and ask questions.

By the end of this lecture you will have a clear concept of what Bitcoin is as a payment tool and how it differs from classical banking.


In this lecture you will learn how bitcoin is not owned by any company, and why it can be trusted as a payment system.


In this lecture you will learn why bitcoin is a perfect match for the world of the student.

1 question

What's the name of the inventor of Bitcoin

Section 2: A basic bitcoin transaction

In this lecture you will understand how bitcoin is nothing like the picture of the shiny coins - a bitcoin is a digital construct only.


In this lecture you will learn how the funds controlled via a 'private key'.


In this lecture you will learn how a bitcoin transaction works.


In this lecture you will learn about the different kinds of wallets that will enable you to send and receive bitcoins.


In this lecture you will find out how bitcoins are 'mined' - rather like gold in the real world - and how the 'miners' are rewarded.

How about a bitcoin wallet?
1 question
Section 3: Creating wallets for you and dad

In this lecture you will learn - step-by-step - how your dad should set up his own web wallet, in order to transfer bitcoin to you.


In this lecture you will learn - step-by-step - how to set up your own mobile phone wallet, so that you can receive bitcoin from your dad (and spend it!).


In this lecture, you will learn how your dad can load his web wallet with bitcoin, and why he might like a mobile wallet, too.


In this lecture you will learn how your dad can send you bitcoin from his web wallet, and how he might like to provision his mobile wallet, too, if he is travelling without his computer.


In this lecture, you will learn how to be sure that dad has correctly transferred the funds to you wallet.

How about a bicoin transaction
1 question
Section 4: Where can I spend my bitcoin?

In this lecture, you will learn about the online stores where you can make everyday purchases using bitcoin.


In this lecture, the student will learn how in Europe a service exists to allow payment of things like rent and utilities. You will learn how to check for a similar service in the country where you are living.


In this lecture you will learn how to give someone bitcoin via a paper wallet.

How about a paper wallet?
1 question
Section 5: Troubleshooting

In this lecture, you will learn how there are built-in security mechanisms for protecting your bitcoin, and also how to re-instate your mobile wallet on a new phone.


In this lecture you will learn how important it is to make a secure backup of your own private key so that you don't lose access to your own funds.


In this lecture you will learn how you can rescue yourself in situations where you have lost your bag and need urgently to pay for food and accommodation with physical coin.


In this lecture you with learn how to keep a special 'key' with your bunch of door keys, which will allow you to access bitcoin from your wallet even when you cannot use your mobile phone.

When you lose your private key
1 question
Section 6: Extra useful bits and bobs
Interesting information sources and links
1 page

In this lecture you will learn why you don't always get the same amount of physical money for your bitcoin.

1 question

Due to its high volatility it is recommended to store money you can not afford b

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Instructor Biography

Johan Claeys, Instructor | Teacher | Trainer | Podcaster | johanclaeys

Johan Claeys is a multilingual cloud computing consultant, focused on listening to people's needs in terms of live events, and helping them to develop solutions via his cloud computing solutions. 

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