The 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, Illinois, USA (opening Spring 2019) will offer a forum for education and collaboration in the Midwestern US.


Believing in the great value of learning and continuing education, Blockchain Institute is proud to offer a variety of lessons and courseware online, free of charge. We cover a diverse set of topics including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Decentralized Storage, and wallet/key management. See our full course listing for more.

Blockchain 101

Blockchains are a rapidly evolving technology that can offer business professionals the tools to address the changing problems of their industry. This course will provide basic knowledge of concepts and applications to inform netizens all things blockchain, allowing navigation of the changing technological landscape. View Blockchain 101 completely for free!

Introduction to Blockchain
Decentralization and Distributed Ledgers
Components of a Block

Decentralized StorageAlong with increased resilience from censorship, peer-to-peer protocols are able to become faster with popularity rather than slow down from a bottleneck as with centralized servers. What does this mean for the Decentralized Web? This course will familiarize you with to the basics of decentralized storage.he demand for blockchain savvy developers has skyrocketed. Enroll in Decentralized Storage for free!

Digital Storage Background
Getting Started with IPFS
Backbone of a New Web

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Hong Kong University

November 12, 2018

HKU BLOCKCHAIN WORKSHOP NOVEMBER 12 Digital Ledger technology and distributed computing have come a long way. The Blockchain Institute’s founder, Taylor Gerring spoke earlier this month at Hong Kong University’s Blockchain Center. The institute will be working with the university to provide blockchain educational material.

Loyalty Live

October 16, 2018

LOYALTY MEETS BLOCKCHAIN OCTOBER 16 From October 16-18 the Loyalty Live Blockchain Conference took place in Chicago. Experts in the loyalty and blockchain fields met to discuss how the two can intersect. Top executives from Walmart, DigitalFutures, RewardOps, and DigitalBits were all in attendance to collaborate in discussions on integrating blockchain solutions into the loyalty … Continue reading Loyalty Live

South Side Blockchain Meetup

October 13, 2018

SOUTH SIDE BLOCKCHAIN MEETUP OCTOBER 13 On October 13th the Blockchain Institute was proud to sponsor the South Side Blockchain Meetup. Eager programmers of all skill levels participated in the event. The topic focused on the Loom Network and their gamified Solidity tutorial, Crypto Zombies. Crypto Zombies is a web app that creates a guided … Continue reading South Side Blockchain Meetup


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