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!
The Crypto Curious Course
The Crypto Curious Course Saturday January 25, 2020 (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM) Get Your Tickets Here! Details The Crypto Curious Course is a four-hour workshop with a simple goal: You will walk away from it understanding how transactions work on a blockchain and see the powerful potential of decentralized technology. Learn about what Bitcoin … Continue reading The Crypto Curious Course
Congressman Bill Foster speaks on Libra and a U.S. Digital Currency
Bill Foster speaks on concerns regarding Facebook’s Libra project and the need for the Federal Reserve to create a digital currency. Thursday, January 23, 2020 (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM) Details On Thursday, January 23rd, Bill Foster, Democratic Congressman from the 11th district of Illinois, will be speaking at FinTank’s monthly Blockchain/Crypto group hosted … Continue reading Congressman Bill Foster speaks on Libra and a U.S. Digital Currency
BITDEVS CHI – Socratic Seminar 5
BITDEVS CHI – Socratic Seminar 5 Wednesday, January 22, 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 fifth Socratic … Continue reading BITDEVS CHI – Socratic Seminar 5