Introduction to Blockchain and Crypto


Why Learn about Blockchain and Crypto?

If you’re curious what Blockchain and Crypto are all about, whether it’s all hype, the different chains to build on, what you can build, and how to get started building, you are in the right place! A conceptual understanding of Blockchain and Crypto can help you be a part of the conversation.

Take-Away Skills

The course, created by the Stacks Foundation, is meant to be a high-level overview of essential Blockchain and Crypto concepts. After this conceptual course, you will be able to:

  • Define key Blockchain and Crypto concepts like Dapps, Smart Contracts, NFTs, and DAOs.
  • Understand the use cases and the pros and cons of web3 technology.
  • Effectively choose whether or not web3 technology is something valuable for your career.
  • Choose which web3 tech stack is most appropriate for your project/career.

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    Let’s look at the big picture: what a blockchain is, what problems it solves, and how it works.
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    By understanding how blockchains work and the problems they solve, you’ll be better able to decide which chain you’d like to explore.
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    Learn about Smart Contracts, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), and Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs).
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    Learn about Decentralized Apps (Dapps).
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    Learn about Blockchain Infrastructure.

How you'll master it

Stress-test your knowledge with quizzes that help commit syntax to memory

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I know from first-hand experience that you can go in knowing zero, nothing, and just get a grasp on everything as you go and start building right away.

Course Description

Learn about the concepts behind Blockchain and Crypto!


Earn a certificate of completion
4 hours to complete in total

Let’s look at the big picture: what a blockchain is, what problems it solves, and how it works.

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