Bitcoin 101

Have you had the opportunity to have placed hotels and houses on both park place and boardwalk in Monopoly? Did you leave the game with a stash of cash and wish it were real, and not just paper? Bitcoin, is the topic of this course, and is a paperless currency that is peer-to-peer payment system. It is disrupting the current thinking on currency. Come and see if this is the next black swan.

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About This Course

Take a look at the exciting new internet protocol of bitcoin - a cryptographic peer-to-peer payment system with profound implications on the way the world exchanges value.

  • Learn the fundamentals of this exciting new technology and digital payment system, explained in layman's terms so it will be easy to understand.
  • Understand how bitcoin works, how mining bitcoin is essential for the function of the network, and why bitcoin is a very important development in the field of macroeconomics, data analysis, and information technology.
  • Become well-versed in both the functionality of the bitcoin blockchain and the potential for global commerce that comes with a borderless, digital economy.

Course Syllabus

  • Module 1 - Bitcoin Basics
  • Module 2 - Blockchain Networks
  • Module 3 - Cybereconomics
  • Module 4 - Political Implications

General Information

  • This course is free.
  • It is self-paced.
  • It can be taken at any time.
  • It can be audited as many times as you wish.

Recommended skills prior to taking this course

  • Basic understanding of economics
  • Basic understanding of internet protocols
  • Willingness to challenge existing beliefs and assumptions


  • None

Course Staff

travis-patron, Instrcutor of Bitcoin

Travis Patron

Travis Patron is a political economist and digital money researcher best known for his research into the internet payment system bitcoin. His work in the field of cryptology focuses on the change in the nature of government regulation, taxation, and business collaboration on a global basis. As a respected public speaking authority, Travis has helped audiences ranging from small teams to large university classrooms understand the implications of programmable money while instructing the Bitcoin Economics Course. His work has been referenced by bluechip companies in the financial and IT sector such as Microsoft, IBM, and Monero for their business applications.

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