Mar 11, 2018
Great course, a very broad and in-depth overview of concepts surrounding cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin in particular. Would be great to have an update of course; perhaps once the ICO craze is over? (-:
Dec 23, 2017
I've gained a strong knowledge of Bitcoin's architecture but wish this course was updated to include the developments of the last two years. A few lectures on alt-coins would have been useful as well.
par Vladimir S•
Feb 18, 2018
Altocin chapters are outdated but covered fundamentals still hold true and once you understand Bitcoin well you stand on solid ground and ready to venture out on your own. I highly recommend the course!
par Ritabrata B•
Jan 18, 2018
Thanks for this wonderful course
par Alexandr S•
Sep 15, 2017
Lectures start from very basics of bitcoins and cryptocurrencies and step by step move to very deep information.
It is one of the most usefull and interesting course at Coursera.
Thanks a lot for teachers!
par Belen S•
Mar 23, 2018
Very good view of blockchain´s system. I´m an economist, so I hadn´t any studies about some technical concepts but this course has been very useful to understand how Bitcoin protocol works.
par Alessandro G•
May 13, 2018
It's a great course!!
par Alfred D•
May 20, 2018
A very good deep insight into the realm of crypto currency and blockchain technologies
par Larry E•
Mar 01, 2017
I really enjoyed the depth of the information in the course and the forward looking view of 'where does bitcoin go from here.'
par Nicolas A D•
Dec 17, 2017
Really nice content
par Enrique A•
Feb 21, 2017
Good introduction to understand the fundamentals of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
The assignments in JAVA are quite challenging. They are cleverly chosen so that you can understand the problems under the design of a cryptocurrency.
par Gundas V•
Jun 17, 2017
Very good course - I finally fully understand how bitcoins work!
It would be nice to see this course updated with the recent developments in cryptocurrencies (smart contracts, Ethereum etc.)
par Afroz M•
Jul 31, 2017
An excellent introduction to BitCoin and BlockChain but this is very dated now, the field has been moving really fast since it is quite nascent and I feel this course should have been updated atleast once by now.
par John B•
Jan 11, 2017
This is just an addendum to my previous review. To make every bodies life easier, I would suggest imposing a requirement that all homework be done using Eclipse. It is a popular IDE for Java programming and certainly adequate for this course. Then, I would have the homework cast as an Eclipse Java Project for each assignment. In each raw assignment, include something like theDropBoxTest code that gives a testing framework. Personally, I would do that with a JUNIT style framework. Again, it just makes life easier. You could even bare bones testing assertions and have the students add their own stuff in which is what I eventually wound up doing. The test, themselves show how you expect the whole thing should work.
Then, we students would import the homework as a new project, do what needs to be done and just submit the code developed. The point of including the testing framework is that ambiguities or interpretational variations can much reduced in what we are being asked to do. I found that all my problems pretty much came down to thinking about how I would implement the functionality of the specification quite differently then how it needed to be done to fit into the grading framework. There is really a lot of hidden specification in the grading framework. I could not have done the assignments without the DropBox... framework. The grading process gave very little hints about what might have gone wrong, which is ok for grading, but not so useful for debugging the problem. I think this kind of project approach would reduce a fair amount of the forum questions, and, at the same time, make this course more accessible for Java nubies.
par Terence J L S•
Jul 17, 2017
Awesome. Not optional for the 21st century.
par James M•
Nov 29, 2017
Very detailed inspection of the Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, security, common problems, algorithms and much more like power utilization. Please be aware you need to be fairly familiar with Java if you wish to be successful in this class.
par Deleted A•
Jun 09, 2017
One of a kind course with clear concepts explained with minute details
par Luca C•
Aug 07, 2017
Great course. I appreciated the hands-on experience that the assignments are designed to deliver.
The course is an excellent introduction to cryptocurrencies and the blockchain, and provides plenty of references for further reading. High quality materials (it's a pity that the lecture slides aren't available for separate download, though).
The owners of the course went great lengths to ensure even people without a deep computer science or programming background can avail of the more generic concepts (even though some level of familiarity seems to be implicitly assumed to be able to pass the assignments, which however are optional).
I highly recommend this course.
par Li W Y•
Sep 19, 2017
Very good and clear. Informative!!! Excellent!!!
par Prince D C•
Jan 17, 2017
I enjoyed talking this course and it was a in-depth course on cryptocurrency. I loved the course thanks to coursera
Dec 19, 2016
Incredible. Good Job
Oct 25, 2017
Great course, Assignments in Java could be transitioned to Python
par Yu W•
Jan 16, 2017
par Manazir A•
Dec 10, 2017
Marvellous course and its materials. I really appreciate all the efforts of the course-instructors.
Feb 09, 2017
Well organized and insightful content.
par Xiaolong L•
Jun 02, 2017
par Serkan D•
Feb 17, 2017
great course (the provided material and assignments) to understand the basics of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies