OUR MISSIONThe Blockchain Institute was founded to promote the adoption, development, and use of blockchain technology by providing blockchain education to the public. Blockchain systems create decentralized networks without central points of failure. These systems are being used in a wide variety of applications, including building a new internet!
Our headquarters in Chicago offers a forum for education and collaboration in the Midwestern US.
WHAT IS DECENTRALIZATION?Decentralized systems cooperate without requiring a single point of control. This design pattern provides a new way to build web applications without them turning into monopolies. Learn More
WHAT IS BLOCKCHAIN?The first truly decentralized system was Bitcoin. This network was able to develop a unique form of governance through a technology known as a blockchain, which enables collaboration and trust without requiring any form of central management. Learn More
WHAT IS CRYPTOCURRENCY?Since Bitcoin launched in 2008, software developers around the globe have designed thousands of other cryptocurrencies based around the same concept. Each has it's own unique qualities, and many of these communities are now larger than some cities! Learn More
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY?Blockchains enable decentralized platforms which sometimes require a cryptocurrency. The blockchain is the technology that serves as the distributed ledger and allows a network to maintain consensus. Distributed consensus enables the network to track transactions, and enables the transfer of value and information. Learn More
COURSESDecentralization won't happen unless we include everyone. In order to make that goal a reality, all of our courses are offered free of charge online. For more in depth content, please join our mailing list to receive notifications about upcoming in person courses in your area. If there's a topic that you're interested in which you don't see below, please contact us today and let us know!
RECENT EVENTSOur team is committed to supporting local events and activities in the Chicagoland area. Contact us for more information about how we teach blockchain!
Chicago Universities Blockchain Summit
Chicago Universities Blockchain Summit May 18, 2019 On May 18th, Blockchain Institute sponsored Chicago University Blockchain Summit Conference at Northwestern University at the Pritzker Pavilion Downtown Chicago, IL. The event was put on by several Illinois universities intent on highlighting the many benefits of this transformative new technology. Clubs from Northwestern University, University of Chicago, … Continue reading Chicago Universities Blockchain Summit
Exploring Engineering 2019
EXPLORING ENGINEERING April 18, 2019 Amos Alonzo Stagg High School hosted Explore Engineering which is a Chicago-based event aimed to introduce high school students into the vast field of engineering. The Blockchain Institute team provided educational materials and answered questions at the booth throughout the event.
BLOCKRESS WORKSHOP April 2, 2019 The 3rd International Blockchain Congress took place April 2nd at Chicago’s AON Center. Over 50 Blockchain professionals spoke on various enterprise blockchain topics. The Institutes Managing Director, Hannah Rosenberg, led a panel of 4 in a discussion of real examples of blockchain technology in practice. The panel covered when and … Continue reading BLOCKRESS Workshop