Following upon the foundation built in “Introduction to Cryptocurrency,” we open the hood of Bitcoin and take a deeper dive. After looking at the genesis of arguably the most famous and valuable cryptocurrency in the world, we examine in detail the two most often mentioned issues with Bitcoin, those being interoperability and scalability, as well as what is being done to address these issues. Then, we build a case that Bitcoin may become part of the asset allocation universe for institutional investors, much like stocks and bonds. Lastly, we think about how mutual funds, pensions, and governments could invest in the cryptocurrency via Bitcoin futures and ETFs. After taking this course, you will have a greater appreciation of Bitcoin and how it will fit into the greater investment landscape.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the history of Bitcoin and who controls it
- Describe the data architecture that Bitcoin uses
- Identify two of the problems that confront Bitcoin – scalability and interoperability
- Comprehend how changes made to Bitcoin have addressed these problems
- Analyze the market for Bitcoin in the context of how an institutional investor may look at it
WHO WILL BENEFIT:
This Bitcoin Explained course is aimed at learners who want to learn more about Bitcoin and how to assess the investment opportunity of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The aim of the course is to provide learners with a more detailed understanding and tools to properly assess opportunities in this interesting new space.