Why and How
Where did Bitcoin come from? Why was Bitcoin created? What exactly does a blockchain do? What is mining? This section aims to answer these questions for you.
To really understand a system like Bitcoin in its entirety, you’ll need to have a basic understand of decentralization and cryptography. In this section we’ll cover the foundational pieces of bitcoin.
In this section we finally get into the specifics. When you've finished with this section you will hopfully understand what a node does, what a bitcoin really is and how they are stored in wallets. This will get us nice and prepped for Part II of this course.
YOU’VE COMPLETED PART ONE OF OUR BITCOIN FOR DEVELOPERS COURSE!
This completes part I of our Bitcoin for Developers course! We hope that you now have a foundational understanding of the problems Bitcoin was built to solve, through to cryptography and decentralized network basics and on to what a bitcoin actually is and how it’s stored.
Congrats on finish Part I of this course, we’d really love to hear what you thought of it! You can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or type us a message via our contact form. Your feedback is very valuable as we work on part II.
In the next part of the course we’ll take a deep dive into Bitcoin transactions and cover how to integrate bitcoin payments into an e-commerce shop. Until then, check out the many other course the Institute offers.