Cryptocurrency: Blockchain, Bitcoin and Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs)

The Blockchain certificate introduces learners to the fundamentals of Blockchain. Through interactive labs, learners can execute smart contracts and are introduced to Bitcoin. Blockchain's impact in the critical industry sectors is discussed: Finance and Business, Law, and Medicine. Students learn about Blockchain's impact on jobs and everyday life and ever-changing security, privacy, and regulatory laws.

Starts: Monday, September 12, 2022
Format: completely online, 6-week courses
Engagement:  topical discussions on foundational course content, and current articles and media
Commitment:  approximately 5-10h per week; 30-60 hours total for the program
Assessments and certification: successful completion of weekly assignments earns a Certificate of completion from the College of Engineering at WSU (Wayne State University)

  • WSU enrolled students:  $250/course
  • WSU Alums:  $600/course
  • Others:  $1,200/course

Discounts available for Corporate Partners or companies with 5+ registrants

Technology requirement: Any laptop or smartphone with internet access

Course materials

Course materials will be available electronically at the start of the course.


INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENTS: Individual assessments are not timed and are multiple-choice questions.

ENGAGEMENT: You must make at least 2 posts, per week. Your posts/comments can either be on the Course Feed or Course Help sections. For example, you can make 1 newsfeed and 1 discussion comment, 2 newsfeed comments or 2 discussion comments each week and receive full credit.

Lab sessions:

  • Lab sessions do not contribute to final certification grade.
  • Labs involve running simulations on creating a blockchain, creating a simple smart contract and blockchain cryptography.

Course schedule by week

Week Topics Engagement Individual Assessment Lab Sessions

Does a Blockchain Represent a Fundamental Shift in Human Transactions?


Individual Assessment-1

Lab 1 – Create a Blockchain


Can Blockchain Make Us More Secure?


Individual Assessment-2


What are the Important Cryptocurrencies? And How Many More Will There Be?


Individual Assessment-3

Lab 2 – Smart Contracts


Blockchain and the Transformation of Finance, Banking, Law, and Logistics


Individual Assessment-4


Is My Data Private, and Safe, in Blockchain?


Individual Assessment-5

Lab 3 – Blockchain Cryptography 101


How Will Blockchain Transform Global Business?


Individual Assessment-6