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Top 10 Blockchain Courses

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Eager to grow in blockchain? Do you want to learn how blockchain works but not sure where? Or there are just too many choices out there?

Don’t worry- we got you covered!

We have selected for you the 10 top blockchain courses, who they are for and why they are special!

Let’s dive in!

1) Blockchain and Bitcoin Fundamentals by George Levy

 

This popular course on Udemy has over 42K students enrolled, and is being regularly updated with novelties in the field. It will introduce you to the basics of blockchain technology, how it works, Bitcoin, and the key expressions in the field with 2,5 hours of video, several additional resources, a glossary of terms and articles.

Platform: Udemy
Audience: Everyone
Duration: 3 hours
What YOU gain from this course: being able to grasp the basics of blockchain technology, and join the discussion around its potential.
Price: $12.99 on sale now, $94.99 at full price

Pros:

  • Short and sweet
  • Clear explanations
  • Tackles basic concepts efficiently

Cons:

  • Very basic introduction

2) Blockchain A-Z™: Learn How To Build Your First Blockchain

 

Start your blockchain programming journey with this practical course from the theory to creating your own cryptocurrency or smart contract. The course discusses in depth the basics of blockchain, while the programming remains a bit basic, and you will need to continue your learning through other courses if you want to be a blockchain developer.

Platform: Udemy
Audience: Programmers (Python knowledge required)
Duration: 15 hours
What YOU gain from this course: understand the theory behind blockchain, and get ready to program one yourself.
Price: $28.99 on sale now, $199.99 at full price

Pros:

  • Thorough and organized
  • Great graphics
  • Lots of related resources

Cons:

  • Last refreshed in October 2018
  • Only basic programming

3) Ethereum and Solidity: The Complete Developer’s Guide

 

Ethereum is the market leader as a platform for most decentralized applications with over 2.500 applications built. This course introduces you to their own programming language- Solidity, and gives a clear step-by-step guide to developing DApps and smart contracts. The instructor Stephen is widely praised by many of the 33.000 students.

Platform: Udemy
Audience: Programmers (Javascript and NPM knowledge required)
Duration: 24 hours
What YOU gain from this course: the ability to make your own decentralized application on the Ethereum network.
Price: $32.99 on sale now, $94.99 at full price

Pros:

  • Great instructor
  • A-Z development on Ethereum
  • Thorough and well put together
  • Frequent updates

Cons:

  • Missing blockchain basics

4) IBM Blockchain Foundation for Developers

This basic course is a great introduction to blockchain technology, both for newbies and software developers. In 9 hours it will explain the basics, dive into developer fundamentals, and introduce you to Hyperledger- the blockchain platform of IBM.

While on Coursera you need to pay if you want to have a certificate, you can find this course for free on Cognitive Class here.

Platform: Coursera
Audience: Everyone
Duration: 9 hours
What YOU gain from this course: a basic understanding of the technical side of blockchain technology, fundamentals to learn blockchain programming, and certification from one of the most well-known tech firms.
Price: $42 with a certificate, free of charge without

Pros:

  • Business plus developers
  • Clear explanations

Cons:

  • Poor video quality
  • Very basic for developers

5) Learn Python by Building a Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

 

Were you itching to learn Python and blockchain? This course is for you! Through a real coding example you can get familiar with the diverse programming language used from data science to application programming, plus dive into the revolutionary technology of blockchain. This challenging course shows real-time programming and has plenty of explanations and support from the course leader.

Platform: Udemy
Audience: Everyone- no prior knowledge required
Duration: 18 hours
What YOU gain from this course: 2 results for the price of one- learn how to make a blockchain AND learn Python, one of the most used and diverse programming languages.
Price: $28.99 on sale now, $179.99 at full price

Pros:

  • Practical in programming
  • Deep and sophisticated knowledge
  • Great instructor

Cons:

  • Challenging to keep up with complexity towards the end of the course
  • Hard if inexperienced with both Python and blockchain

6) Certified Smart Contract Developer™

The Blockchain Council has been famously developing a variety of highly-professional certified courses about developing blockchain. The Smart Contract developer course will allow you to learn what are smart contracts, and how to put them in practice over Ethereum and other blockchain platforms.

Platform: Blockchain Council
Audience: Developers
Duration: 4 hours
What YOU gain from this course: a valuable certificate, which can help to embark on a new career curve as Smart Contract Consultant or developer.
Price: $99 USD

Pros:

  • Highly-valued certification
  • Comprehensive and well-conceptualized

Cons:

  • Lack of reviews
  • High price compared to the amount of content

7) Blockchain Theory 101

 

 

Melanie Swan, professor at New School University New York, provides in 1.5 hours a trip to blockchain basics, applications, and possible implementations. While the course may not drill deep in the details, for those who just want to understand the very basics it is a perfect choice completely free of charge.

Platform: Udemy
Audience: Everyone
Duration: 1.5 hours
What YOU gain from this course: understanding of blockchain fundamentals and implementation while there is nothing else to invest than a bit of your time.
Price: FREE

Pros:

  • Short and concise
  • Real implementations
  • Great starting point from zero

Cons:

  • Lack of visuals as diagrams
  • Last updated in 2017 June

8) Certified Blockchain Expert™ Version 2

 

This course is aimed at professionals who want to break into the world of blockchain jobs without software development. The course is in-depth, practical, and provides project experience. It opens doors to career opportunities as blockchain consultant, architect or project manager.

Platform: Blockchain Council
Audience: Everyone
Duration: 6 hours
What YOU gain from this course: expert and practical understanding of blockchain, valuable certificate, and a shot at a new career.
Price: $129 USD

Pros:

  • Highly-valuable certificate
  • Rich in use cases

Cons:

  • Lack of reviews
  • Short in length

9) Certified Blockchain Developer™ Version 2

 

Blockchain developers in 2018 were the most sought-after IT professional, and the demand does not seem to slow down. The Blockchain Council certification shows employers that you are proficient in creating a blockchain on multiple platforms.

Platform: Blockchain Council
Audience: Developers
Duration: 8 hours
What YOU gain from this course: a jump-start in one of the most sought-after careers.
Price: $129 USD

Pros:

  • Highly-valuable certificate
  • Multiple languages and blockchain platforms

Cons:

  • Lack of reviews

10) Certified Cryptocurrency Trader™

 

Intrigued by the exciting world of cryptocurrencies? Do you want to learn how to make a profit on the volatile crypto market? This is your shot! This course shows you what is cryptocurrency about, how to trade and understand market movements.

Platform: Blockchain Council
Audience: Everyone
Duration: 5 hours
What YOU gain from this course: a token of your expertise and the ability to turn it fast into profit on the crypto market.
Price: $99 USD

Pros:

  • Highly-valuable certificate
  • In-depth crypto knowledge
  • Covers both trading and investing

Cons:

  • Lack of reviews
  • High price compared to the length of the course

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Whilst having spent a lot of his life in Asia, John DeCleene has lived and studied all over the world - including spells in Hong Kong, Mexico, The U.S. and China. He graduated with a BA in Political Science from Tulane University in 2016. Fluent in English and proficient in Mandarin and Spanish, he can communicate and connect with most of the world’s population too, and this certainly helped John as he gained work experience interning for the U.S.-Taiwan Business counsel in Washington D.C. as an investment analyst and then working alongside U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey of Pennsylvania as a legislative intern. He subsequently worked as a business analyst for a mutual fund in Singapore, where his passion for travel and aptitude for creating connections between opportunities and ideas was the perfect intersection of natural ability and experience, spending his time travelling between Cambodia, Hong Kong, and China investigating and discovering untapped investment opportunities. John is a fund manager for OCIM’s fintech fund, and currently progressing towards becoming a CFA charter holder. He loves to travel for business and pleasure, having visited 38 countries (including North Korea); he represents the new breed of global citizen for the 21st century.

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