Posts with the tag Bitcoin
With Bitcoin passing $11,000 recently I had a few friends reach out and ask about Bitcoin. As many of you know, I am currently working on a Masters in Digital Currency from the University of Nicosia. This post serves as an introductory primer to cryptocurrencies for non-technical folks. I will attempt to stay at a high level and will talk about cryptocurrencies as a whole rather than Bitcoin individually. There are many areas that I skim over (such as mining and proof-of-stake) which will be a separate blog post after this one.
The following are two essays that I wrote for a Banking and Finance class for my Masters in Digital Currency. The assignment was two short essays, one on why bitcoin is money and another on why bitcoin is not money. Both have been edited slightly.
The University of Nicosia uses the Bitcoin blockchain to verify the authenticity of certificates that have been awarded.
I am taking an online class through the University of Nicosia in digital currencies and covers Bitcoin and the Blockchain. It is a free MOOC and can also be used as credit towards their Masters in Computer Science.