WHY BLOCKCHAIN, WHY US?A blockchain allows you to share information and exchange value without the need of a central party or governing body. This allows for the creation of new marketplaces, new applications, and increased interoperability.
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Our mission is simple: Provide educational material and courses for all that are interested in learning about this new technology. No matter your knowledge base, we are here to teach you about blockchain and all its possibilities.
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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 kind 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 its 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. 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 facilitates 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 sessions 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!
UPCOMING EVENTSJoin us for an in-person blockchain education session!
Hyperledger 2020 Chicago Kickoff
Hyperledger 2020 Chicago Kickoff Thursday, March 19, 2020 (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM) Details Nvisia in partnership with the Chicago Blockchain Center and hosted at the new Blockchain Institute are pleased to present the first Hyperledger meetup of 2020 in Chicago. Join us for food, drinks, and a panel discussion focused on Hyperledger use cases … Continue reading Hyperledger 2020 Chicago Kickoff
The Crypto Curious Course
The Crypto Curious Course Saturday February 22, 2020 (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM) Sign up here for access to tickets! Please arrive by 9:45 to check-in. The course starts promptly at 10 AM. Details The Crypto Curious Course is a four-hour workshop with a simple goal: You will walk away from it understanding how transactions … Continue reading The Crypto Curious Course
BITDEVS CHI – Socratic Seminar 6
BITDEVS CHI – Socratic Seminar 6 Wednesday, February 19, 2019 (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm) Details BitDevs Chicago is a consensus compatible fork of BitDevs NYC. They discuss Bitcoin protocol developments, computer security related to cryptocurrency, and other relevant topics in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. On Wednesday, Bitdevs Chi will be holding their sixth Socratic … Continue reading BITDEVS CHI – Socratic Seminar 6