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.
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!
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!
RECENT EVENTSOur team is committed to supporting local events and activities in the Chicagoland area. Contact us for more information about how we teach blockchain!
Chicagobility 2019 July 15, 2019 The Family Matters nonprofit, working in partnership with the City of Chicago and their Chicagobility program arranges a summer program to teach and inspire teens between the ages of 14-16 with educational programming. This year, during their technology week, Managing Director Hannah Rosenberg stopped by to teach attendees about the … Continue reading Chicagobility 2019
GirlCon 2019 June 15, 2019 Blockchain Institute was proud to sponsor and participate in Girlcon 2019! GirlCon is an annual Chicago-based event that takes place in mid-June that focuses on empowering the next generation of female leaders. GirlCon has breakout sessions from numerous companies that the attendees will have the opportunity to learn from and … Continue reading Girlcon 2019
Chicago Universities Blockchain Summit
Chicago Universities Blockchain Summit May 18, 2019 On May 18th, Blockchain Institute sponsored Chicago University Blockchain Summit Conference at Northwestern University at the Pritzker Pavilion Downtown Chicago, IL. The event was put on by several Illinois universities intent on highlighting the many benefits of this transformative new technology. Clubs from Northwestern University, University of Chicago, … Continue reading Chicago Universities Blockchain Summit