Bitcoin and Blockchain Theory Courses and Resources

The 10-minute guide to kicking off your Bitcoin training

The 10-minute guide to kicking off your Bitcoin training

Bitcoin training of any nature will demand the dedication of your time and energy. Undoubtedly, you have your own reasons for undertaking the challenge. But before you sign up for a Bitcoin or blockchain course, there are a few things to consider.

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Bitcoin theory certificate course feedback from Bitcoin self-starter, Becky Liggero

Bitcoin theory certificate course feedback from Bitcoin self-starter, Becky Liggero

In December 2020, Bitcoin Association launched Bitcoin SV Academy – a dedicated online education platform for Bitcoin, offering academia-quality, university-style courses and learning materials.

CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero was one of the first to enrol and complete the certified introductory Bitcoin Theory course. Bitcoin Association’s Liz Louw sat down with Liggero to get her feedback on the experience.

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[Infographic] What is blockchain and how does it work?

Proper knowledge of blockchain needs to go beyond the scope of cryptocurrency-related buzzwords such as 'Bitcoin', 'mining,' or 'ledgers'. If one wants to truly understand blockchain technology and how it can reform various industries, one needs to learn how it compares to other data systems.

This infographic will help expand your knowledge on blockchain and how it truly works.

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Which Bitcoin theory course is best suited to me?

TBitcoin Theory covers the design of Bitcoin as a system from the basis of the original white paper. The course covers how economic incentives drive the development of the network and build the hyper-dense connectivity at its centre.

The introductory course is a detailed overview of the Bitcoin white paper, with second-level courses diving deeper into the theory and layers of its design.

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How your business gains by migrating your data system onto blockchain

'Why would I use this public platform that relies on an infrastructure I don't have control over?’

‘Why would I use a blockchain platform if there are tried and tested data management platforms available?’

‘Why would I choose blockchain if millions of people are using SQL databases?’

‘Why would I go to all the effort of changing the architecture of my system to leverage blockchain if I can get a traditional model up and running in no time at all?’

To tackle these questions, let’s take a look at what architecture and data management processes look like when done on blockchain.

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Bitcoin Theory Introductory Course - FAQ

To help you gauge whether this course is a good match for your academic aspirations, we’ve provided you with an outline of the course material, course reviews and feedback from one of the course alumni.

To give you further insight in the course, this blog offers you a compilation of insightful questions from our Discord channel - with answers provided by the very individuals who create the course material.

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[Infographic] Enterprise blockchain: much more than virtual currency

Enterprise blockchain is the next step in the evolution of data systems. When implemented with the original design as intended, it functions as a single, global database for businesses to plug into from anywhere in the world, giving them access to an existing distributed infrastructure, tested protocols and a built-in incentive system.

If you are exploring what enterprise blockchain can do for your business, this is the place to start.

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What Bitcoin is and how it differs from other data management systems

Bitcoin is more popularly known for being one of the first online monetary systems that has ever been launched. However, there is more to it than meets the eye.

Bitcoin is supported by an incredibly sophisticated data management system that includes features and benefits that set it apart from all others. In its everyday scenario, the system operates using a blockchain management system as opposed to other common structures such as cloud-based data.

If you want more information about the Bitcoin architecture, take a look at this infographic.

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Enterprise blockchain use cases

Since its introduction, blockchain has undeniably evolved into a significant technological platform, ushering in a new era of database management. This visual guide will present some of blockchain’s enterprise use cases, focusing on its data functions. It will also give some examples of BSV-based platforms that have been developed for specific industries.

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[Infographic] How blockchain is failing enterprises

Promises can be broken, including those that involve business matters. Case in point: enterprise blockchain.

The vision of using blockchain to advance the data-sharing economy for enterprises has failed to fully materialise. But all hope is not lost. The BSV blockchain is recalibrating the system by returning the original Bitcoin protocol.

Check out our infographic to get a clear picture of how we are restoring enterprise blockchain the BSV way. For a start, what went wrong?

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The best blockchain education blogs of 2021

Reading blockchain education blogs is also a great start to help familiarise yourself with basic concepts and terminologies.

In this infographic, we’ve listed nine blog posts that are ideal for getting started with your blockchain theory or developer training.

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BSV Academy graduate reviews and recommendations - Bitcoin Theory course

We've collated feedback and reviews from graduates of the Bitcoin SV Academy’s Introduction to Bitcoin Theory course to give you an idea of what to expect from the programme’s content and structure.

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[Infographic] Blockchain technology for the data economy

Futurists and technology entrepreneurs believe that automation and data will be our tools for a brighter future. Even the first female chancellor of Germany and leader of one of the world’s largest manufacturing economies, Angela Merkel, supports these technological developments. At a World Economic Forum event, she said, ‘Data will be the raw material of the 21st century’.

With the huge influx of data you encounter in your everyday life, there will come a time when all of it will be too much for conventional infrastructure to handle. One way to address this ‘extreme data’ is through the BSV blockchain.

In this infographic and article, we take a look at what it takes to offer a blockchain for the data economy.

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What is Bitcoin's 'first seen rule'

In an earlier blog, Brendan Lee wrote about the double-spending problem and how Bitcoin solves it for a digital economy:

Bitcoin resolves the issue by using proof-of-work, the first seen rule of transactions and making consensus the act of nodes receiving a block as opposed to the node that found the block.

In this blog he talks about the first seen rule, where it’s derived from, and how it relates to the double-spending problem.

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The BSV blockchain as an enterprise cybersecurity framework

Cybersecurity has always been at the top of mind for enterprise network development.

 

Although blockchain is better understood for its data and value transfer functionality, solutions architects are gradually awakening to how a public blockchain infrastructure can be used to provide the utmost level of cybersecurity to any system.

To guide network architects in their understanding of the blockchain as a cybersecurity framework, the following infographic compares the BSV blockchain with industry standards of information security.

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Bitcoin SV Academy FAQ

The Bitcoin SV (BSV) Academy launched in December 2020 and now offers introductory and certificated courses in Bitcoin Theory, Bitcoin Infrastructure, Bitcoin Development as well as short courses on Merkle Trees, Digital Signatures and Bitcoin protocol and design.

If you’ve not yet signed up for one of these free courses, this blog offers you a compilation of insightful questions from our Discord channel and elsewhere - with answers provided by the very individuals who create the course material.

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