Best online courses on Cryptocurrency trading and Blockchain technology for beginners

Saikat Chakraborty
Saikat Chakraborty
Posted on 30 Jan 2022
16:25 PM
Bitcoin and other altcoins are becoming popular among student investors.

Bitcoin and other altcoins are becoming popular among student investors. Source: Shutterstock

Online learning platforms like Coursera, Udemy and edX offers various courses on Cryptocurrency
These courses range from general overviews to in-depth discussions on Blockchain technology and Cryptocurrency trading

If you’ve heard of Cryptocurrency, you know how Bitcoin and other altcoins are becoming popular among student investors. Knowing the function and value of these digital currencies is vital before someone dabbles in them.

Online courses on Cryptocurrency range from a general overview to in-depth discussions of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain technology. Such courses can be broken down into the following three main categories:


  • Foundational/ Beginner’s guide
  • Advanced understanding of the Crypto ecosystem
  • Trading guide

Top foundational Cryptocurrency courses:

Cryptocurrency Foundations — by LinkedIn learning

Offered by Linkedin Learning, this is one of the easiest courses to help beginners learn the basics of Cryptocurrency. It covers the fundamentals of Cryptocurrency, mining and trading by giving students access to eight other Cryptocurrency courses containing almost 50 videos. The course itself is made up of one project file and three quizzes covering topics like Blockchain databases, hashing and Cryptography. It also sheds light on the hardware and software needed for Cryptocurrency mining.

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain: An Introduction to Digital Currencies — by Coursera

Jessica Wachter and Sarah Hammer, both professors at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, teach this course. It is divided into four modules, each of which takes one to two hours to complete. You'll learn how to define a currency, assess the risks of Cryptocurrency in a modern investment portfolio, and examine the foundations of digital signatures and Blockchain technology in Cryptocurrency. The course provides a thorough understanding of the realities of Cryptocurrency, the complexities of Blockchain technology and a viable strategy for incorporating Cryptocurrency in investment plans.

Advanced courses:

The Complete Cryptocurrency Investment Course — by Udemy

The Complete Cryptocurrency Investment Course takes beginners through the fundamentals of Blockchain technology, which is the basis of Cryptocurrency. The course gradually moves on to real-world examples of purchasing, transferring and using wallets. It also describes portfolio management techniques for both passive and active investing. In this course, the instructor shows how to transfer, secure and build a portfolio with real money. The course also teaches students how to conduct fundamental analysis in order to choose the best coins to invest in.

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies — by edX

This course has been developed by Blockchain at Berkeley and UC Berkeley's premier Computer Science department in association with edX. It provides a thorough and in-depth overview of the fundamental concepts of the Crypto space. Here one can learn about Bitcoin's practical applications such as wallets and mining along with how to destroy Bitcoins through network attacks and malicious mining strategies. The six-week course also provides an overview of Ethereum and how Blockchain can be used in areas other than Cryptocurrencies. This course is the first in a series of courses leading to the Blockchain Fundamentals Professional Certificate.

Trading courses:

The Complete Cryptocurrency & Bitcoin Trading Course 2022 — by Udemy

This course describes how to become a profitable Crypto trader. It includes 9.5 hours of video on demand, four articles and 19 downloadable resources. A review of the syllabus reveals straightforward and practical strategies. The modules cover how to open and secure Cryptocurrency trading accounts, the best trading tools to use, how to reduce risks and protect profits, and technical trading techniques like exponential moving averages. The course teaches exactly what to invest in, when to buy and sell, and, most importantly, the best technical analysis techniques for predicting the next market move.

Cryptocurrency Fundamentals: Buy, Sell, Trade Cryptocurrency — by Udemy

George Levy, the Blockchain Institute of Technology's chief learning officer, is the instructor of this course, which covers everything from what a Cryptocurrency is to how to convert Cryptocurrency into fiat money. Along with the lectures, one will have access to PDFs and guides, including a Cryptocurrency exchange starter guide. The course addresses a critical decision point for investors: should you even invest in Cryptocurrency at all? One can make use of "knowledge check" quizzes throughout the course.

Last updated on 30 Jan 2022
16:25 PM
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