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Virtual Currencies: A Case Study of Bitcoin

Finances and Banking
Free Course
Learn more about Bitcoin and how it is used as an electronic payment system.
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Publisher

    Khan Academy




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Bitcoin is a type of digital currency that can be used in electronic payment systems. It is a crypto-currency that relies on sophisticated cryptographic methods to create and manage the currency.

In this course you will be introduced to Bitcoin and you will be guided through the features and functions of this currency system. You will learn how cryptographic hash functions allow the secure transfer of bitcoins across the Internet and how transactions are secured using Bitcoin miners.

This course will be of great interest to all entrepreneurs and business people who would like a greater understanding of how Bitcoin functions and how it may be used in electronic payment systems. The course will also be of interest to all learners who may have heard of Bitcoin and would like to learn more about it.

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After studying this course you will be able to: - Describe how Bitcoin is used as an electronic payment system; - Describe the function of cryptographic hash functions; - Describe how digital signatures and proof of work ensure security; - Describe the importance of transaction block chains and how they are created.

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Course Reviews

Leo F.
2 years ago
Leo F.

If you like to lean about bitcoins try this couse

Karan D.
2 years ago
Karan D.

Course was awesome. Gained more knowledge than I needed.

Grzegorz P.
2 years ago
Grzegorz P.

Very good course, I really enjoyed it.

Margaret W.
2 years ago
Margaret W.

Good concise clear and accurate very enjoyable

2 years ago

Nice and perfect

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