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Learn the basics of Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency space, in this complete introductory course.

The Blockchain & Cryptocurrency course is the ultimate guide to cryptocurrencies, taking you through their technology and best practices for beginners. This course will explore key topics such as the difference between centralised, non centralised and distributed systems, standard ledgers and Blockchain ledgers, and the structure of a Blockchain, along with tips every amateur trader should know.

Whether you are completely new to cryptocurrencies or are looking to become a pro at Bitcoin trading, this course provides up-to-date knowledge to help you make smart investments and financial decisions. Enrol today as a part-time or full-time student, and learn from the experts.

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme

After successfully completing the course, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their new achievement. Endorsed certificates can be ordered and get delivered to your home by post for only £109. There is an additional £10 postage charge for international students.

CPD Certification from One Education

After successfully completing the assessment of this course, you will qualify for the CPD Certificate from One Education as proof of your continued expert development. Certification is available in PDF format, at the cost of £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, at the cost of £15.


This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an endorsed lesson. One Education will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information, please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Method of Assessment

To assess your learning, you have to complete the assignment questions provided at the end of the course. You have to score at least 60% to pass the exam and to qualify for Quality Licence Scheme endorsed, and CPD endorsed certificates. 

After submitting the assignment, our expert tutor will assess your assignment and will give you feedback on your performance.

After passing the assignment exam, you will be able to apply for a certificate.

Why Study This Course

It doesn’t matter if you are an aspiring expert or absolute beginner; this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with critical skills and an endorsed certificate attesting to your knowledge.

The Blockchain & Cryptocurrency is fully available to anyone, and no previous lessons are needed to enrol. All One Education needs to know is that you are eager to learn and are over 16.

Course Curriculum

Section 01: Introduction
What Is Blockchain? 00:15:00
Centralised vs Decentralised vs Distributed Systems 00:12:00
Is Blockchain Truly Decentralised and Distributed? 00:08:00
Structure of a Block 00:10:00
What Is a Hash? 00:08:00
What Are Merkle Trees? 00:08:00
What Is a Ledger? 00:06:00
History of Blockchain 00:21:00
Why Use Blockchain? 00:10:00
What Are Cryptocurrencies? 00:09:00
What Is Cryptography? 00:09:00
Section 02: Bitcoin
What Is Bitcoin? 00:12:00
Advantages and Disadvantages Compared To Fiat Currency 00:11:00
What Is Bitcoin Mining 00:12:00
What Are Mining Pools/Farms? 00:08:00
What Is A Bitcoin Wallet? 00:06:00
What Is A Bitcoin Exchange? 00:09:00
How Is The Price of Bitcoin Determined? 00:07:00
How to Use Bitcoin? 00:10:00
What Is Bitcoin Cash and How Does It Differ To Bitcoin? 00:11:00
What Is SegWit2x? 00:16:00
Soft Fork vs Hard Fork 00:08:00
Section 03: Ethereum
What Is Ethereum & How Does It Differ To Bitcoin? 00:10:00
Advantages and disadvantages compared to Bitcoin 00:10:00
Ethereum vs Ethereum Classic 00:09:00
Section 04: Ripple
What Is Ripple & How Does It Differ To Bitcoin? 00:10:00
Advantages and Disadvantages Compared To Bitcoin 00:10:00
Section 05: Other Popular Cryptocurrencies
Litecoin 00:06:00
Dash 00:12:00
Monero 00:11:00
Why Should I Just Not Use Bitcoin? 00:09:00
Section 06: Law and Regulation
Monetary Policy 00:11:00
Tax Regulations 00:12:00
Illegal Activities 00:10:00
Electronic Fund Transfer Act 00:11:00
Section 07: Other Uses of Blockchain
Education 00:15:00
Retail 00:21:00
Health Industry 00:18:00
Business 00:10:00
Governance 00:12:00
Last Will and Testament 00:12:00
Blood Diamonds 00:06:00
Housing 00:15:00
Proof of Ownership/Identity 00:11:00
Data Storage 00:13:00
Section 08: Advanced
ICO (Initial Coin Offering) 00:11:00
2007/2008 Crisis 00:18:00
Cypherpunks 00:18:00
History of FIAT Currency 00:13:00
DAO (Decentralised Autonomous Organisations) 00:13:00
Section 09: Updates
Bitcoin Update 00:06:00
Ripple Update 00:11:00
Assignment – Blockchain & Cryptocurrency 2 weeks, 1 day
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