What will I learn?
- The history of cryptocurrency: where we are today and how we got here
- The importance of the blockchain, wallets, and the ecosystem
- How to buy and sell cryptocurrencies, while mitigating risk
- The basics of initial coin offerings (ICOs) and ICO investment strategies
- The future of cryptocurrency: where we’ll be tomorrow and how to get there first
This course includes:
- Two hours of on-demand video, exercises, and interactive content
- Lifetime access to every video in the course
By taking Cryptocurrency for Beginners today, you will learn to make decisions about the Bitcoin ecosystem using your new knowledge, analytical frameworks, and practical step-by-step guides. Lex is a leader in the fintech world and is passionate about sharing his knowledge with people entering the cryptocurrency universe.
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Cryptocurrency for Beginners gave me a basic understanding of how it all fits together instead of listening to random people with their own ideas of how it all works. This is just what I needed! Investopedia Academy provides quality content at a fair price.
- The History of Bitcoining
- Bitcoin 2017
- The Rollercoaster
- Crypto Not Quite There Yet
- The Blockchain and Its Benefits
- Impact of Blockchain
- Blockchain and Wallets
- Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin
- How Coins Are Created
- Difficulty of Mining and Pools
- Other Cryptocurrencies
- Detailing Different Cryptocurrencies
- Zcash and Monero
- Investments in ICO's
- ICO's as Speculative Value
- Worksheet Business Factors
- Worksheet Scoring
- Worsheet Econ Factors
- Examples of ICO Growth
- Avoid ICO Scams
- Cryptocurrency Whales and Big Investors
- Proliferation of Funds
- Government Regulations
- Join an Exchange
- Navigating Exchanges, Making Purchases & Wallets
- Transaction Information
- ICO Wallet Setup
- Buying ICO Currency
- Visions of the Future
- Maturity Curve
About the Instructor
Lex Sokolin (@lexsokolin) is a Fintech entrepreneur and futurist. He is the Global Director of Fintech Strategy at Autonomous Research LLP and is the author of the keystone analysis "Token Mania". Previously, Lex was the Founder & COO of AdvisorEngine and the Founder & CEO of NestEgg Wealth, and holds a JD/MBA from Columbia University.
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