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.

The Blockchain Institute is a 501(c)(3) public charity with the mandate to teach the public about Blockchain and Distributed Technologies.

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.

Whether you're looking to learn a new skill or sharpen your decentralized knowledge, we have material for you. The best part is that it's all 100% FREE!



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


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


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



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


Our team is committed to supporting local events and activities in the Chicagoland area. Contact us for more information about how we teach blockchain!

Blockchain Forks {BOB}

October 12, 2019

Blockchain Forks {talk} October 12, 2019 Details Paul, CEO of the Edge wallet, will discuss the implications of a hard fork, what exactly it means, and how it affects the average bitcoin and cryptocurrency user. He’ll also go over the differences between hard forks such as Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV, and Ethereum Classic. You will … Continue reading Blockchain Forks {BOB}

Eth 2.0 Meetup

October 3, 2019

Ethereum 2.0 Round Table October 3, 2019   Notes:1. No presenter this time! We’ll be collectively discussing ETH 2.0 / Serenity. Please check out these two ETH 2.0 resources ahead of time so we can have an informed discussion:https://hackmd.io/e4cNiocFTiS67j6yJ_XHPwhttps://hackmd.io/UzysWse1Th240HELswKqVA2. New venue! This time we’ll be at a new blockchain-focused coworking space in Uptown called HackHaus. https://hackha.us/3. … Continue reading Eth 2.0 Meetup

BitDev Meetup

October 2, 2019

Bitcoin Developers Meetup October 2, 2019   BitDevs is a community for those interested in discussing and participating in the research and development of Bitcoin and related protocols.   Their monthly Socratic Seminar events are formatted to foster debate, information sharing, and lively discussion. The agenda for Wednesday can be found here.All are welcome, but … Continue reading BitDev Meetup