Introduction and Background of Bitcoin


A gradual increase in the places where Bitcoin could be spent contributed to its continued growth in popularity, during a period where its value remained below previous peaks. Gradually as more and more uses emerged, it became clear that more money was flowing into the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency ecosystem. During this period the market cap of all crypto coins rose from $11bn to its current height of over $300bn. Banks including Barclays, Citi Bank, Deutsche Bank, and BNP Paribas have said they are investigating ways they might be able to work with Bitcoin. Meanwhile the technology behind Bitcoin – blockchain – has sparked a revolution in the fintech industry (and beyond) which is only just getting started.

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Introduction and Summary

Introduction to Cryptocurrency?

What is Cryptocurrency and how is it an innovative and effective method of currency? This course was designed for individuals and organizations who want to learn how to navigate investment in cryptocurrencies. Professors Jessica Wachter and Sarah Hammer will guide you through developing a framework for understanding both Cryptocurrency and Blockchain. You’ll learn how to define a currency, analyze the foundations of digital signatures and blockchain technology in cryptocurrency, and accurately assess the risks of cryptocurrency in a modern investment portfolio. By the end of this course, you’ll have a deep understanding of the realities of Cryptocurrency, the intricacies of Blockchain technology, and an effective strategy for incorporating Cryptocurrency into your investment plans. No prerequisites are required, although "Fintech: Foundations, Payments, and Regulations" from Wharton's Fintech Specialization is recommended.

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About the instructors

Regiane Moore is an expert cryptocurrency trader and technical analyst giving premium signals that has been tested and trusted by a community of hundreds. Prior to trading and teaching cryptocurrency, Regiane has worked in the stock exchange for 6 years where she gained experience in investment advisor. Telegram: @regianeideas(+49 1521 8722212 )
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Interesting to learn how bitcoin came about.

Good videos, in general.The tone is a little bit too fast and too much information at the same time. Some pauses are needed. Otherwise very interesting

So far she good haven’t finished yet

thats good for understanding crypto tading

Thank you very much for your detailed course into bitcoin :)
I learned a lot and I will be able to apply my knowledge in my future endeavors.

got more confidence about bitcoin.

Course Lectures that i have seen so Far are amazing Explanation is Superb and To the Point Instructor has Proper Knowledge and research he know what he is talking about i'm Lovin it :)

I learnt a lot from the course and enjoyed doing it - thank you :)

the training is very difficult and it requires more concentration and understanding.

Thank you very much Andre for your detailed information. After watching your course I am highly motivated to start investing.

I will thank the instructor Andre . What I got from this course is a lot information that help me to know about the world of cryptocurrencies well.

Very informative and gets you empowered to be executing on knowledge when you start trading.

Very simple but clear explanations of the concepts

Learning as we go along. i like the step by step process

Really clear, engaging speaker and good visuals.

So far, giving me explanation I need. Also good that it is small sections, so can go at my own pace

It provides a lot of valuable information despite the lack of time while keeping it engaging.

It helped me to understand many things but sometimes it was a little bit difficult to follow. Anyhow i recommend this course to anyones who knows nothing about this subject. I liked it!