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What is Bitcoin and why does it matter?

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Introduction MOOC I

This Bitcoin SV MOOC was commissioned by and in cooperation with Bitcoin Association,

What is Bitcoin? What is Bitcoin’s original protocol? Why does it matter?

This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is a basic introduction to Bitcoin (its system, network, protocol, blockchain and digital currency) for decision makers of enterprises, developers and students. The course covers the importance of Bitcoin’s original protocol provided by Satoshi Nakamoto, and how that original design is now used by Bitcoin SV. After this introductory course, you can opt to follow additional MOOCs to do a deep dive in the history, economics, development, tooling and regulatory compliance associated with Bitcoin. After finishing this MOOC you are able to form your own opinion about all basics relevant for choosing the right blockchain infrastructure for your enterprise or development projects, while also complying with applicable local, regional, and international laws.

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You can read more about the collaboration between Saxion and the Bitcoin SV in this press release: "Bitcoin Association to partner with Saxion University on Bitcoin SV massive open online courses"


No prior knowledge needed to participate in this introductory course.

Course Staff

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Raylene Wilson

Technical Program Manager - Bitcoin Association

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Brendan Lee

Training & Development Manager - Bitcoin Association

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Kapil Jain

Curriculum Contributor - Bitcoin Association

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Evan Freeman

Curriculum Specialist - Bitcoin Association

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Jan Veuger

Leading Professor Saxion Blockchain Institute

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Ronald Kramer

Teacher & Researcher Saxion Blockchain Institute

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Chhay Lin Lim

Teacher & Researcher Saxion Blockchain Institute

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Bitcoin Association is a non-profit association (Verein) in Switzerland, and the global industry organization which advances Bitcoin (BSV). It brings together essential components of the Bitcoin SV ecosystem – enterprises, start-up ventures, developers, merchants, exchanges, service providers, blockchain transaction processors (miners), and others – working alongside them, as well as in a representative capacity, to drive further use of the Bitcoin SV blockchain and uptake of the BSV digital currency. The Association works to build a regulation-friendly ecosystem that fosters lawful conduct while facilitating innovation using all aspects of bitcoin technology. More than a digital currency and blockchain, Bitcoin is also a network protocol; just like internet protocol, it is the foundational rule set for an entire data network. the Association supports use of the original Bitcoin protocol to operate the world's single blockchain on Bitcoin SV.

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