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 John M•
Apr 02, 2017
Well paced, very informative, challenging enough.
par Jiangchun L•
Mar 15, 2017
The course is quite great! At least I wouldn't be silly when talking about the Bitcoin stuff. However, students like me who don't have any previous knowledge about crypto technologies should first read through the text book.....
par Leonardo F•
Sep 19, 2017
Mar 07, 2018
par Nguyen D D•
Feb 07, 2017
Very helpful to understand Cryptocurrency!
par Kedar J•
Nov 07, 2017
This was a great course that gave me introduction to diverse topics ranging from Cryptography, Consensus in distributed systems, blockchains and bitcoin of course. It is true that the course is a bit outdated (from pre Etherium days) however, anyone who wants to have a great understanding of foundations of bitcoin blockchain will still find it useful.
The assignments are designed to test your understanding and I did have to refer to some additional material on bitcoin.org to understand some of the concepts. Also I had to learn Java to complete the assignments. For Java experts, the assignments may not be very tough to deliver.
Lastly, I would like to give a huge shoutout to the mentors. They are very responsive with the questions and the course has a good vibrant discussion forum. You are likely to find answers to all the questions you may have while taking this course.
par Mark K•
Dec 20, 2017
The best explanations of the technology
par Daniel Z•
Dec 02, 2017
From technology to economics and politics, every related perspective are covered in this amazing course.
However, I see a big gap between "finish the course with 100% points" and "being able to read Bitcoin Core source code". I hope another hardcore course could cover this gap.
Thanks for all the instructors, forum mentors and whoever contributed to this course.
par Sergi C•
Mar 05, 2017
This course is a glorified Nakamoto whitepaper. It explains every nuance of it and goes beyond that. Even for scientists looking to do research on cryptocurrencies this course is a valuable reference to get some hints on where it might be worth investigating. All of these without feeling too scientific or informal.
Assignments are a little inconvenient at first, but they provide a good insight on some details which need practice to understand.
Overall, definitely highly recommended.
par Morvay G•
Aug 28, 2017
Excellent course! Really liked that it was not very micro detail oriented. The emphasis was more about the concept and potentials and it gave a good motivation to look up some details on the Web. From here it is quite easy to submerge into the implementation if somebody is interested. I highly recommend this course.
par WAI K C J•
Nov 16, 2017
A complete course for bitcoin!! Everything you need to and want to know is here!
par Dmytro N•
Nov 15, 2017
Very cool introduction to cryptocurrency understanding.
Nov 07, 2017
par Kiran K A•
Oct 23, 2017
Very good content. I learnt a lot and a lot of concepts became very clear. The programming exercises really enhanced my understanding of the concepts. Suggestions for improvements : The pop quizzes that pop up at the end of each video can be more, and also can pop up at random places in a video. Programming assignment grading and suggestions where failures occurred can be better. A bit more explanation on what exactly needs to be solved via programming assignments while not giving away the solutions/answers will help students learn the content/concepts faster.
par Giovanni A•
Apr 05, 2017
This course gave me a good understanding of Bitcoin and fundamental mechanisms of main alternative cryptocurrencies. A good balance between theory and programming assignments helps to to deepen the understanding of matter. I found particularly interesting the explanation of how Bitcoin achieves decentralization. I was also surprised to find how many different applications could benefit from a decentralized infrastructure similar to the Bitcoin network.
par Apoorva K A•
Jul 01, 2017
Lectures gave a clear and basic depiction of Bitcoins and Cryptocurrencies.
par Zhu L•
Mar 25, 2018
Great course, with materials concerning both technical and sociological aspects of blockchain and cryptocurrency.
I think there can be more exercises and programming assgnments for learners.
par Aleksandra B•
Jan 17, 2018
It was one of the best courses I've ever done. The lectures were prepared very well and gave a broad a well as close view of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. The assignments were fun to complete. I enjoyed doing this course a lot. The one thing to complain is, the lectures are from 2014 and there were certain updates in cryptocurrencies in those 4 years.
par Rahul M•
Oct 15, 2017
Getting to learn a lot about Bitcoin and how cryptocurrencies work. Best course I have attended till date
par Michael K•
Mar 12, 2018
Nice thorough intro.
par Oludare J O•
Jan 20, 2018
A very concise and detailed insight into cryptocurrecies, block chain and the applications thereof using Bitcoin as a platform to explain. I learnt an awful lot.
par Ariel R•
Oct 27, 2017
Fantastic gateway to the world of Bitcoin.
par Zoltán M•
Nov 01, 2017
Excellent course, very insightful. The assignments are rather hard, and you have to have a fairly strong computer science background in order to complete them.
Jan 07, 2018
par Andrey A•
Jul 08, 2017
The course covers not just mechanics of bitcoin and some altcoins per se, but also explains philosophy behind block chain, reasons why particular design decisions were made, alternatives considered and how the system protects itself from possible attacks. The material is also interesting as an application of different crypto primitives (but their nature is not covered). Assignments are cool, but... java-based. One of them helps to understand alternative approach to reach distributed consensus which is not covered in the lectures (see ripple).