Princeton University has published their first lecture of the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies as an online course. As this is a hot topic, and many people don’t understand or are skeptical about it, we thought we’d share more about this subject.

Below you’ll find the video tutorial for this course from Princeton University which is also used by over fifty other colleges and universities to educate their students too.

We like this video as it is one of the few informational videos out there that does not sell you as it is neutral, and gives you the basic information and a downloadable book to check out.

This information is great for students, software developers, tech entrepreneurs, or anyone interested in learning about this new technology and global money. You can see more by checking out the accompanying textbook and download the free draft version, by visiting the linked page for more info. 

More about this video lecture (click the time to jump to the section):
* Cryptographic hash functions 1:51
* Hash pointers and data structures 20:28
* Digital signatures 29:25
* Public keys as identities 39:04
* A simple cryptocurrency 44:39

Get the Answers to Your Questions about Bitcoin and Blockchain

This course will answer the following questions and more:

  • How do Bitcoin and its blockchain actually work?
  • How secure are your bitcoins?
  • How anonymous are users of cryptocurrencies?
  • Can cryptocurrencies be regulated?
Topics also include decentralization, mining, the politics of Bitcoin, altcoins and the cryptocurrency ecosystem, the future of Bitcoin, and more.

We’re sharing this with our students as this information has been used in over 50 courses worldwide, including courses at Berkeley, Cornell, George Mason University, New York University, Stanford, TU Delft, University of California, Davis, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and the University of Virginia.

Let us know if you are interested in this topic, are experienced with Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies or have questions. 


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