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Learn the basic fundamentals of Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts, how Ethereum works and how to build decentralized applications.

What You'll Learn

  • What are centralized and decentralized currencies.
  • Deep understanding of Bitcoin (what is Identity, Transactions, Record Keeping, Consensus).
  • Bitcoin roots from Cypherpunk movement and Libertarian ideals.
  • Difference between Bitcoin and its early predecessors.
  • Technical explanations of Bitcoin - Bitcoin network, cryptography and cryptographic hash functions, Bitcoin Script, privacy, and hash commitment schemes.
  • Bitcoin wallets, wallet mechanics.
  • How mining works.
  • Bitcoin transactions.
  • What is Bitcoin governance and how to interact with the Bitcoin network.
  • Can Bitcoin be destroyed? How
  • Learn everything about network attacks.
  • What is Ethereum
  • Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and the idea of Turing completeness.
  • Key protocol differences between Bitcoin and Ethereum.
  • See some real world Ethereum usecases.

Course Hours & Delivery

This is an online, self-paced, moderated course. Participants are required to complete all modules within 6-weeks, spending a minimum of 2-3 hours per week. Upon enrollment, you will be welcomed and guided by your moderator to complete the course.

Your Instructors

Rustie Lin
Lead Instructor, University of California, Berkeley

Rustie Lin is an undergraduate Computer Science student at the University of California, Berkeley. He lecturers on Blockchain and Smart Contracts course offered at UC Berkeley, as well as gives talks and workshops internationally. Rustie also helps to develop blockchain Proof of Concepts (PoCs) for startups and Fortune 500 companies. Rustie’s primary interests is in mobile and distributed systems, consensus protocols, networks and architecture.

Mengyi Gloria Wang
Instructor, University of California, BerkeleyX

Gloria is an undergraduate in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Computer Science and Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Before entering the blockchain space, she was an intern at Bain & Company. With the help and guidance of the Blockchain at Berkeley community, she quickly gained knowledge in the cryptocurrency space and has since then been a discussion leader for the Blockchain Fundamentals course at UC Berkeley. She was also a scholarship recipient for the Programming Blockchain seminar taught by Jimmy Song. Gloria’s primary interests in blockchain are use case theory, distributed systems, and Bitcoin mechanics.

Amarjit Singh

Amarjit is a certified CBP (Certified Bitcoin Professional) from c4. With over 20-years of IT experience and having work with large MNCs like IBM and Citibank Group, it has given him tremendous exposure in the Finance and IT sector.  To date, Amarjit has trained close to 3000 professionals, business owners, government officials and university professors. Some of his customers are from Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), CIMB Bank, RHB Bank, MOLPay, Genting Group, UCSI University, UIA, Grab, Fave and countless others. Amarjit sits on the Board of Director for IDACB (International Decentralized Association of Crpytocurrency and Blockchain). Amarjit is also one of Malaysia's first TEDx speakers in the areas of digital assets, smart contracts and blockchain technology.


Anyone can enroll in this course. No prior knowledge of Bitcoin or Ethereum is required.


Upon completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Blockchain Academy. To receive a Berkeley signed certificate, you will need to upgrade to the verified path. You may use these certificates to apply for a promotion or salary raise in your company. You may also display the certs in your LinkedIn profile.

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Quick Glance

  • Online, Self-paced
  • Moderator: Yes
  • 6 Weeks; 3-5 hours p/wk
  • Language: English
  • Videos: Yes
  • Certificate: Yes
  • Fee: $10

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Blockchain Academy Plt. is in partnership with University of California, Berkeley via edX. When you enroll into this course, you will be guided by our moderator who will help you complete the course. If you decide to upgrade, Blockchain Academy may receive a commission from the university.