Fundamentals of Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

Course Description

In this course, students will learn all about bitcoin, including its history, development, and context within the modern global economy. Students will learn the basic cryptographic principles that underlie bitcoin and gain confidence by demonstrating strong security principles in storing and transacting bitcoin. Key principles such as mining, wallets, and hashing will be introduced. Finally, they will be familiarized with the nascent industry of digital currencies and how they function.

Course Requirements

Grade Level





1 Semester

Credit Value




Major Concepts

Module 1: What is Bitcoin?
Module 2: Cryptography for Beginners
Module 3: Public and Private Keys
Module 4: Nodes, Wallets, and Addresses
Module 5: Bitcoin Mining
Module 6: Transacting Bitcoin
Module 7: Bitcoin Security
Module 8: Bitcoin and Money
Module 9: Altcoins and Regulation
Module 10: Bitcoin: The Past and the Future