Having completed numerous online courses, free and otherwise, from top schools around the world including Thunderbird, Stanford, MIT, Edinburgh and others, I feel I am qualified to say that this course in terms of effect, design, breadth and depth is among the best on the world, and most definitely raised the bar in many regards, perhaps the most significant being the visionary boldness and innovative in taking on the challenge of high quality instruction in the emerging field of digital currencies. I am proud to say I was there when academic history was made.
I was highly skeptical at first, given how quickly change is advancing in the world of digital currencies, I really wasn’t sure if it would be possible to create a course that wouldn’t be out dated as soon as it was published. Well, I was very pleasantly surprised. The course is taught by the world’s leading experts in cryptocurrency, cyber security, economics and digital finance. They offered material and fielding questions with the deep insights and technical knowledge that only highly advanced practitioners can.
Not only did I learn the basics of Bitcoin, it’s variants, and the surrounding issues, but I also learned that with very well-thought-out instruction, excellent questions from my colleagues and the caliber of material I would have only expected from famous universities, that I myself could learn even master an extraordinary amount about such a complex and sophisticated subject. I am extremely pleased and will be forever grateful for the opportunity that this course gave me, so much so that even though I passed this class I plan on taking the next session anyway, as I hope to continue my learning in this field and also to meet even more exceptionally talented and interesting people from across the globe who share a passion for this exciting new frontier of finance, technology and economics. I could not recommend it more highly.
I believe that the high success rate of this course has to do with the fact that a large number of people enrolled due to their genuine interest to find out more about the exciting world of cryptocurrencies and not just to add another certificate on their CV, and also because the course was so well structured, presented and highly interactive that it maintained and even managed to intensify this interest from start to completion.As an asset manager, I have been intrigued by the potential of cryptocurrencies as an evolving asset class and its future importance in my work, as well as the significant role they will come to play in our everyday lives. For me there was no better way to find out more about this fascinating area than taking this course and learning firsthand about it from pioneers in the field such as Andreas Antonopoulos and Antonis Polemitis.
Has been a great experience to be part of this first ever MOOC in Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology. Keeping track on all subjects and concepts proposed by this fabulous teaching team, has made more understandable this new exciting innovation to a person like me (50 years old with no previous background in computer tech, or the world of finances).Taking part in this master has opened my mind further to the idea that whatever the future brigs, Blockchain technologies will be part of it, directly or indirectly, as soon as Internet or a similar communication transport exists. The way all this technologies involved in Bitcoin are put together, to match a service that anyone can freely use around the world, able of avoiding the use of a centralize third party as a mean of trust, is one of the most beautiful things that I’ve ever tried to understand.