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.
Welcome to Blockchain Institute’s Bitcoin for Developers series of courses. This series was created for experienced developers who are comfortable in a UNIX based command line and want to learn how to work with blockchain technology, specifically the Bitcoin Blockchain Network. If you are new to Bitcoin or haven’t already browsed through Blockchain 101 and/or Blockchain Security, now would be a great time!
In the Bitcoin for Developers Part I course we’ll be covering the following topics:
- How the Bitcoin blockchain works
- Brief mining overview
- Asymmetric Cryptography
- Hash Functions
- Governance and Forks
Part II will cover Bitcoin transactions, scripting, and integrating payments. Blockchain Institute will also be offering courses covering Scaling and the Lightning Network!
Let’s get started!