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P2PU - Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies

Tuesday, June 8 - 3:00 PM

Learn the fundamentals of Bitcoin and the Cryptocurrency space, including the basics of smart contracts, the Ethereum platform, and how to build decentralized applications.

Developed by Blockchain at Berkeley and faculty from UC Berkeley's premier Computer Science department, this course presents Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies as the motivation for blockchain technologies and provides a comprehensive and in-depth overview of the fundamental concepts of the crypto space with a particular emphasis on Bitcoin

The course covers the basic properties of bitcoin, the mechanics behind it (e.g. including cryptographic hash functions, Bitcoin Script, privacy, and hash commitment schemes), and its roots in the Cypherpunk movement and Libertarian ideals. You'll learn about practical applications of Bitcoin such as wallets and mining, as well as how to destroy bitcoins, including network attacks and malicious mining strategies. We will also take a brief look at Ethereum and how blockchain can be used outside of cryptocurrencies.

This course is open to anyone with any background. Whether you are planning your next career move as a blockchain developer, crypto trader, data analyst, researcher, or consultant, or are just looking for an introduction to Bitcoin technology. This course will help you to begin developing the critical skills needed to future-proof your career.

This is a P2PU course (Peer 2 Peer University: https://www.p2pu.org/en/) where we learn together from an online instructor. This class will be facilitated by Clay Chabola from the Business, Government, & Science Division (bgsdiv@akronlibrary.org).

This program will be presented on Zoom. Please register to receive an e-mail with the participation link one day before the program. 

Here are some items in our collection related to Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies:

Banking on Bitcoin [DVD] - DVDNF 332.4028 B218b

The Everything Guide to Investing in Cryptocurrency: From Bitcoin to Ripple, The Safe and Secure Way to Buy, Trade, and Mine Digital Currencies - 332.178 Ev93 BUSMONEY

Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World - 332.178 T175b BUSMONEY


To register for this event please follow the More Info link provided on the right-hand side of the page.



60 S High Street
Akron, OH 44326
Event Type
Lecture / Workshop


Akron-Summit County Public Library

Date / Time

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Business, Government, & Science Division
(330) 643-9075
More Info: