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


Join us for an in-person blockchain education session!

The Crypto Curious Course

November 16, 2019

The Crypto Curious Course Saturday November 16, 2019 (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)   Details Our first in-person class at the Blockchain Institute is  here! 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 … Continue reading The Crypto Curious Course

Evernym’s Self-Sovereign Identity Workshop

November 13, 2019

Evernym’s SSI Roadshow Wednesday, November 13, 2019 (9:30 AM – 12:30 PM)   Details Evernym’s Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) Roadshow is a free traveling workshop series designed to teach the basics of SSI. Join us to learn how SSI can improve your organization’s security, create seamless customer journeys, and unlock competitive advantage. Open to both nontechnical/beginner … Continue reading Evernym’s Self-Sovereign Identity Workshop

BITDEVS CHI – Socratic Seminar 3

November 6, 2019

BITDEVS CHI – Socratic Seminar 3 Wednesday, November 6, 2019 (6:30 pm – 8:30 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 third Socratic seminar … Continue reading BITDEVS CHI – Socratic Seminar 3