Here are the best cryptocurrency courses –
Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, and Bitcoin are the talks of the Internet town nowadays. As a matter of fact, there are a lot of people who want to learn about blockchain. But either they are unable to find good courses or a mentor who will show them the ropes.
So they get disheartened and continue their journey without having no understanding. That is why newcomers make foolish mistakes most of the time, and then they think cryptocurrencies are bad.
There is an old saying that if you don’t make mistakes, you won’t learn. Well, I don’t know how practical this is in the world of cryptocurrencies. In my opinion, when it’s your hard-earned money that you are betting on, there is really not that much room left to make a lot of mistakes. That’s why I always advocate against rushing into the realm of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies without any knowledge.
So my advice to all the newcomers is, don’t be like most newcomers. Just don’t. You will make mistakes and learn from them, but at least make educated ones. If you have an in-depth knowledge of everything related to the blockchain, that’s great. But knowing the basics also helps. You will lose a lot less money and make profits as you dreamed of in the long run.
As bitcoin and blockchain are becoming more and more mainstream daily, companies are looking for cryptocurrency experts. And there are a lot of startups that are severely understaffed. So to make the most of this opportunity, learn the blockchain technologies in detail. Who knows, you might become the next big expert in the field. And companies will stand in the queue behind you, with job offers.
I have compiled a list of the best courses on cryptocurrencies down below.
Most of the listed courses are paid ones, but I have added two bonus free ones. But if you have the resources, then my suggestion will be to go with the paid courses of your choice. On the contrary, if you don’t have the money or don’t wanna spend it, then skip the rest of the article and go with the free course I have mentioned.
Blockchain and Bitcoin Fundamentals
This course on blockchain and bitcoin by George Levy is one of the best sellers on Udemy and in the market. The course assumes that you are a complete virgin when it comes to cryptocurrencies and starts from there. That’s why the course requires you to have a knack for learning about the cryptocurrency ecosystem.
You will learn the basic principles of blockchain technology and get a clear idea about bitcoin. You will also get familiarized with the blockchain lingo, industry standards like DAO, DAC, smart contracts, etc. The instructor will also run you through critical bitcoin mechanics like mining, pricing, and the new bitcoin cash.
George has broken down the course into several simple and easy to comprehend sections. So the course never feels overwhelming, even for a complete beginner. George is also very friendly and responsive. He replies to questions mostly within a day and tries to be as detailed as possible.
He accepts reviews and criticism with an open mind and sometimes adds in new videos as a result. Actually, George updates the course frequently to add new materials. The course is 2.5 hours long, and you will also receive two supplemental resources in the form of ebooks.
A total of 9547 students enrolled in this course and found it very helpful. The course was well-received by its audience. This course on the blockchain has a rating of 4.7 on Udemy.
The course, being on the Udemy platform, comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee in case you don’t like it. After completion, you will get a certificate from Udemy, which you can show off on your Linkedin profile if you want to.
The Complete Bitcoin Course
The next course in our list is also a course available on the Udemy platform. If you want to learn about blockchain technology and bitcoin in detail, this course is for you.
The course is specifically designed for newcomers. The course runs you through basic as well as advanced topics of bitcoin. The instructor of the course, Ravinder Deol, also gives you practical knowledge.
The course is a goldmine, in my opinion. As a complete newbie, you will also learn about different ways you can help the bitcoin ecosystem. At the end of the course, you also get to see interviews with veteran bitcoin investors and entrepreneurs.
A total number of 10,298 students enrolled in this course and rated the course very positive 4.3 stars. Ravinder also has a parallel course on ethereum, which was also very well received. You will get 6 hours of on-demand video, 5 articles, 5 supplemental resources, as well as a certificate of completion. Purchasing this course also makes you eligible for claiming a 0.0001 BTC from Ravinder. This course also has a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Digital Currency Council’s Professional Certificate Program
This course is for the hardcore blockchain enthusiasts out there. If you are looking forward to work with a company or a startup absolutely focused on blockchain technology, then this is the course you should enroll in. The course aims to train you as a professional in the field of cryptocurrencies from the ground up. The course doesn’t go into technical details. Instead, it is more focused on theoretical concepts.
This professional course is divided into 6 modules, which are also divided into several small sections. This course from DCC covers topics like the cryptocurrency ecosystem, accounting, finance, and more advanced topics like legality and regulations. Purchasing this course also makes you eligible for attending offline and online workshops, DCC study materials, DCC library, office hours and consultations, etc. The course is designed to cover topics to get you ready for the Professional Certification Program. If you successfully pass the exam, you will get a certificate from DCC.
The Cryptocurrency Bible™ | Bitcoin, Ethereum, Altcoin
Veteran cryptocurrency traders and analysts Marshall Hand and Samy Mkacher created this course. This course is specifically targeted towards beginners. So if you already know a thing or two about bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general, this course will not be of much value to you.
What makes this course unique is its approach. It teaches you the basics of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology and teaches you the basics of investing in cryptocurrencies.
This course has a total of 3181 enrolled students. And a 4.4-star rating out of 5 from 156 reviews. The audience seems to enjoy this course very much. I also found this course very focused and newbie-friendly. In total, the course has 4 hours’ worth of content, 6 articles, and 7 supplemental resources. The course also comes with Udemy’s 30-day money-back guarantee and a certificate of completion.
The Basics of Blockchain
Created by a team of experts in this field, the course is all about blockchain. The course has five instructors: Tom Serres, Bettina Warburg, John Fitch, Collin Cusco, and Tate Ryan-Mosley.
If you are looking to learn about blockchain only, this course can help you. The course doesn’t go into cryptocurrency concepts and only focuses on blockchain technology. It has 1.5 hours worth of video content and provides a certificate of completion. The course has been taken by 5038 students and is rated 4.2 stars. The course is available on Udemy. So it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee too.
Blockchain Certification Training – Edureka
In my opinion, this instructor-led live training from Edureka is one of the best courses available in the market right now. The course has two schedules, one runs for 5 weeks, and another runs for 15 days, for the fast learners. Although being a complete instructor-led course, the pricing is dirt cheap and realistic. You also get an early bird discount for enrolling in the course a month in advance.
The course assumes that you are a complete beginner in this field. It starts with basics like blockchain, decentralization, cryptocurrencies, etc. Then,n slowly proceed towards more advanced topics like creating your own private blockchain, hyper ledger, etc. You will also learn Solidity, one of the officially supported programming languages for ethereum to develop DApps and smart contracts.
This course by Edureka is mainly aimed towards people who want to learn about cryptocurrencies in-depth and preferably work in this field. The instructor will expose you to real-world projects, which can be a great addition to your resume. After you complete the course, you will be able to take the certification exam. Hopefully, if you pass, you will get an authorized certificate from Edureka to help you apply to a company.
Many of the students of this blockchain certification training went on to work with either in a startup or on their own project. That may be the reason why this course is so popular and highly rated. In my opinion, You must take this course if you are really passionate about learning blockchain technology in detail.
Free Courses On Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
MIT’s Complete Blockchain Course
If you are really tight on budget and can’t really spend a dime on getting a new course, free courses are the ones you should go for. But with free courses, you will have to do most of the works yourself. You will have the freedom to learn at your own pace, but you also need to be motivated enough to continue.
Like most other free courses, MIT’s Blockchain course is very haphazard. The course contains all the information required to become proficient in the blockchain. But you will have to navigate around the site and found the information yourself. This course is a goldmine but demands your complete attention and dedication.
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies – Princeton University
Led by veteran computer scientist and blockchain researcher Arvind Narayanan, this course is the best free course on this topic. The course is available on Coursera for free of cost. The main goal of this course is to spark interest in more people about blockchain and related technologies.
This 11-week course starts with basic topics like bitcoin and decentralization and then moves on to more advanced concepts like maintaining anonymity, cryptocurrency ecosystem, etc. The course also has real-world projects to help you become industry-ready. The projects require you actually to code applications on the blockchain platform.
Professor Arvind explained the course in a straightforward yet detailed manner. This is why this course has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Bonus Section – Blockchain, Bitcoin, And Ethereum Self Study Materials
Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain
This book by blockchain expert Andreas M. Antonopoulos is the best self-study book to learn about blockchain technology and bitcoin in detail. The book covers basic as well as advanced topics like the segregated witness, lightning network, etc. It is a must-read for technical persons like developers as well as non-technical people like business executives.
The book is available free of cost on the GitHub page. But there is also a paid paperback edition available on Amazon and many other online and offline retailers. Although being a free book, people still buy the paid version. This shows how popular this book really is.
Vitalik Buterin’s Medium Page
Although you will not get critical insights on the blockchain technology in this blog, you will know Vitalik’s plans with ethereum. You will also get to know about ethereum’s current framework, technologies, etc. This is a great blog to keep yourself up to date with the crypto space.
To start with, I shortlisted at least 30 best selling courses on the internet. After that, I reviewed them one by one and also got in touch with ex-students to know their reactions to the courses. I found that the six paid courses and two free courses mentioned in this article are the most popular ones. These courses give you a basic introduction to cryptocurrencies and prime you for what to expect from this technology. Currently, as per Indeed, a cryptocurrency professional can earn as much as $65000 a year. But if you want to educate yourself for personal reasons, that’s great too.
I hope this article will help in clearing your doubts. Please read our other posts to get updated with the recent happenings in the cryptocurrency space.