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The 10-minute guide to kicking off your Bitcoin training

So, you have heard of Bitcoin and blockchain technology, but you want to know more. 

The trouble with learning about this topic is that ‘Bitcoin’ and ‘blockchain technology’ have become buzzwords that mean many different things to many different people. If you look online, you will discover hundreds of self-styled ‘Bitcoin experts’, ‘Bitcoin publications’ and ‘Bitcoin courses’. But do they understand the underlying technology, or have they merely jumped on the bandwagon?

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.

Take 10 minutes to consider these before you sign up for a Bitcoin course

Your concept of Bitcoin and blockchain: trading or technology?

The original blockchain, the Bitcoin blockchain, that this technology is built around is more than a cryptocurrency or a trend: it is a technological solution.

At the same time, most people still find Bitcoin’s underlying monetary token the most lucrative aspect. These people obsess about the rise and fall of the price of Bitcoin, as it allows them an opportunity to trade the token for profit. 

Which of the above scenarios best describes your interest in Bitcoin and blockchain? Make sure you get clarity on your concept of Bitcoin so you can match it to the Bitcoin training institution you are considering.

Your motivation and goals for learning about Bitcoin

For some of us, learning about Bitcoin is part of our first-adopter nature - we dedicate our free time to exploring technological advancements to get an idea of where the world is headed.

Others want to become knowledgeable enough to engage in technical discussions during social encounters.

Then there are those who see a business opportunity in the technology. For others, it is a chance to enrich their careers or pivot in a new direction. If you want to use Bitcoin to improve your enterprise operations, you will have different requirements from somebody looking for the certification to open new doors in their career path.

Whatever your goals and motivation, it is essential to establish them upfront. Not only will this help you choose a suitable Bitcoin course, but it will keep you dedicated when things get tough. See the next point.

How much time and mental energy do you have to dedicate to Bitcoin training?

Once you are certain about your personal and professional motivation and goals, it is time to face the reality of your limited resources: time and energy.

It is easy to get over-ambitious and then feel as if you have bitten off more than you can chew. On the other hand, it is also easy to scale up once you reach your first milestone.

It is best to find a Bitcoin course that strikes a good balance between feasibility and challenge.

What Bitcoin SV Academy’s courses offer you

Bitcoin Association, the Switzerland-based global industry organisation that works to advance business with the Bitcoin SV blockchain, launched Bitcoin SV Academy – a dedicated online education platform for Bitcoin, offering academia-quality, university-style courses and learning materials.

Courses are divided into three streams:

Within each stream, courses are offered at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels. At the conclusion of each course, participants will undertake an online assessment to test their understanding of the material, with certifications awarded to those who pass.

Ready to get Bitcoin certified?

Our Bitcoin programmes allow you to adapt the curriculum to your life. You can learn at any time convenient for you. Courses are self-paced, so you can go as fast as you want or as slow as you need. Our engaging platform creates a connected experience wherever you are in the world.

If you are ready to learn the design of Bitcoin and how the economic incentives drive the development of the network, register for a free account now.

Lizette Louw
Lizette Louw

Technology Writer