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Top 3 Free Blockchain Courses for Beginners

December 24, 2018

Today we’re going to take a look at what we think are the Top 3 Free Blockchain Courses for Beginners. The requirements are quite simple:

  • Clear, concise explanations
  • No evident bias
  • Accessible and (potentially) fun
  • Free

So take a look at our shortlist below!

1. ‘Demystifying Cryptocurrency: Understanding Bitcoin and Beyond’ – Meltem Demirors

This is a fantastic course which does a great job of demystifying the nuts-and-bolts of what cryptocurrencies actually are, and the areas they have an impact on, including; Economics, Politics, Markets, and Society. It provides a general overview of blockchain technology, general use cases, ecosystems, creation and management – and why all of these subjects matter. Meltem has an enviable track record when it comes to the study and understanding of digital assets and the technology that underpins them, often appearing on national television, as well as organizing many digital asset conferences.

2. ‘Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme’ – University of Oxford/Said Business School

Another brilliantly valued course. This 6 weeks, online program requires 12-15 hours a week, includes collaborative group projects, weekly modules, and flexible learning – all to give you head start with understanding blockchain technology. It provides a comprehensive understanding of what blockchain actually is, and how it works (a surprisingly rare feature!). The ‘Oxford Blockchain strategic framework’ is also included, which is meant to help the student make better strategic business decisions. A certificate of attendance is also included.

3. ‘Blockchain for Business – An Introduction to Hyperledger Technologies’ – The Linux Foundation

Hyperledger is a multi-project open source collaborative effort hosted by The Linux Foundation, created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. If you are at all interested in systems and how to get involved in a rapidly growing section of the blockchain industry, this is the course for you! 3-4 hours a week study over 14 weeks, with a verified certificate upon completion (for $99 USD). It examines blockchains for the enterprise and a number of pertinent use cases from Hyperledger; including ‘what is blockchain’ and deep dives into enterprise-ready frameworks.


These are just three great examples of the wealth of free, quality courses covering the basics of blockchain technology – providing great insights and use cases resulting from the developing digital asset ecosystem. We hope you enjoy them!

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