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 new building will be opening in Chicago, Illinois and 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. The 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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Exploring Engineering 2019

April 18, 2019

EXPLORING ENGINEERING April 18, 2019 Amos Alonzo Stagg High School hosted Explore Engineering which is a Chicago-based event aimed to introduce high school students into the vast field of engineering. The Blockchain Institute team provided educational materials and answered questions at the booth throughout the event.


April 2, 2019

BLOCKRESS WORKSHOP April 2, 2019 The 3rd International Blockchain Congress took place April 2nd at Chicago’s AON Center. Over 50 Blockchain professionals spoke on various enterprise blockchain topics. The Institutes Managing Director, Hannah Rosenberg, led a panel of 4 in a discussion of real examples of blockchain technology in practice. The panel covered when and … Continue reading BLOCKRESS Workshop

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.


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