Cryptocurrency: Blockchain, Bitcoin, and 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: June 6, 2021
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
Technology requirement: Any laptop or smartphone with internet access
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 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?
Lab 1 – Create a Blockchain
Can Blockchain Make Us More Secure?
What are the Important Cryptocurrencies? And How Many More Will There Be?
Lab 2 – Smart Contracts
Blockchain and the Transformation of Finance, Banking, Law, and Logistics
Is My Data Private, and Safe, in Blockchain?
Lab 3 – Blockchain Cryptography 101
How Will Blockchain Transform Global Business?