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Introduction to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

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About the course

Anyone paying attention to current affairs in the financial or technological sectors will almost certainly have heard of something called Blockchain. Since its invention just over 10 years ago, Blockchain tech has become an increasingly exciting part of global business and economic affairs. Despite this, however, the vast majority of people don’t really know what it is. This course has been designed to provide a detailed introduction to Blockchain, with the aim of helping students gain an edge in some of the world’s most cutting-edge sectors. As such, our Introduction to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency programme will cover a range of key issues relating to Blockchain tech. This course will help you: Gain a fundamental understanding of what Blockchain is, and how it works; Understand the theory behind some of the most common applications of Blockchain, including cryptocurrencies and security; Gain an insight into what the future might hold for Blockchain technology.

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Course Details

Course Overview

Course Duration

Students can enrol onto this course at anytime. There is approximately 100 hours worth of learning material included. Students will have access to the study material for five years.


This course is assessed by a series of self assessment exercises.

Unit Summary

This course is made up of 6 units, which cover a range of subject areas. Please see below for more information:

Lesson 1: Introduction to Blockchain and Terminology

Lesson 2: Understanding Blockchain

Lesson 3: How Blockchain Works

Lesson 4: Cryptocurrencies

Lesson 5: Limitations

Lesson 6: Future of Blockchain

Course Fees

The fee for enrolling onto this course is £399.

Students can make payment using one of the following methods:

Credit or Debit Card
Bank Transfer
Interest Free Monthly instalments
Western Union

What is included in the cost of my Course?

All Course Material;
Dedicated student support;
Certificate of completion following completion of an end-of-course test;
Access to an online Social Learning forum;
FREE TOTUM card worth £12.00;
Free CV Writing help on completion of the course.

Am I Eligible For This Programme?

There are no entry requirements for this course, although the course is aimed at students who are at least 16 years old, and who have an interest in learning more about Blockchain.

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