Virtual Currencies: A Case Study of Bitcoin

Course Level 1: Introductory

Estimated Study Time: 5-6 hours

Bitcoin is a type of digital currency that can be used in electronic payment systems. It is a crypto-currency that relies on sophisticated cryptographic methods to create and manage the currency.

In this course you will be introduced to Bitcoin and you will be guided through the features and functions of this currency system. You will learn how cryptographic hash functions allow the secure transfer of bitcoins across the Internet and how transactions are secured using Bitcoin miners.

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