Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies

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Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies

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Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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To really understand what is special about Bitcoin, we need to understand how it works at a technical level. We’ll address the important questions about Bitcoin, such as: How does Bitcoin work? What makes Bitcoin different? How secure are your Bitcoins? How anonymous are Bitcoin users? What determines the price of Bitcoins? Can cryptocurrencies be regulated? What might the future hold? After this course, you’ll know everything you need to be able to separate fact from fiction when reading claims about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. You’ll have the conceptual foundations you need to engineer secure software that interacts with the Bitcoin network. And you’ll be able to integrate ideas from Bitcoin in your own projects. Course Lecturers: Arvind Narayanan, Princeton University
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2/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 4 months ago
Just finished week one. The course content seems good and the presentation and pace is excellent. The use of Java in course assignments is a major downside. Maybe pseudocode assignments would have been better or something like (available everywhere) python. I'll probably take a look at some of the next content, but have just about ruled out the assignments after spending too much time mucking about with Java setup. The interface is good, instructor is good, but the assignments bring down my rating.
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2/10 starsDropped
2 years, 8 months ago
I had a great grasp on the first lectures and when the first assignment came up none of the lectures where applicable. im so sad and dissapointed now im gonna have to find my own education on reddit and youtube. the instructor was very good though.
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2/10 starsDropped
2 years, 11 months ago
I went through the first lectures and the first assignment (starting Nov, 2016) and decided I'd come back once they'd fixed some of the problems with this course. The first few lectures were well done and informative (other than low video quality) but when I attempted the first assignment I realized it was mostly unrelated to the course. The concepts were all different, and not a single term used in the assignment matched the course material. What is worse is that the Java code in the assignment is very poorly written, and the assignment description was incomprehensible---thread after thread in the forum was essentially "what are we supposed to do, exactly" and "how does this relate to the assignment?" and "where is this described in the lecture". I'm an experienced Java coder and the assignment code hurt my eyes. It's a waste of time to wade through spaghetti code to appease an auto-grader only to learn nothing about the cour... I went through the first lectures and the first assignment (starting Nov, 2016) and decided I'd come back once they'd fixed some of the problems with this course. The first few lectures were well done and informative (other than low video quality) but when I attempted the first assignment I realized it was mostly unrelated to the course. The concepts were all different, and not a single term used in the assignment matched the course material. What is worse is that the Java code in the assignment is very poorly written, and the assignment description was incomprehensible---thread after thread in the forum was essentially "what are we supposed to do, exactly" and "how does this relate to the assignment?" and "where is this described in the lecture". I'm an experienced Java coder and the assignment code hurt my eyes. It's a waste of time to wade through spaghetti code to appease an auto-grader only to learn nothing about the course material. Hope these problems get fixed.
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