I am not by any means alone when I say, we are at the very beginning of a brand new world. As we have more large scale adopters coming in, like IBM, Maersk Shipping, Cisco, Intell, and others. And as companies like Walmart, who has announced that by 2020, all 3rd party vendors, who are selling perishable items, will only be able to offer items traceable, and auditable, on a blockchain.
As we have more and more Universities offering Blockchain Degrees and curricula. As this organic movement, called Blockchain progresses starting from the ground up. Regardless of who or what you are, there will come a point where, you will need to know blockchain, just like you need to know Microsoft Word, or Libre Office Writer, or Excel today.
Top 10 Blockchain Courses – Data Driven Investor
If you are a programmer you will need to know the “HOW” of Blockchain. You should look at solidity programing language and others. You should begin to understand the foundation of consensus and things like Proof of Stake, encryption, decryption, and sharing hashed data.
If you are an entrepreneur you will need to know the “WHY” of Blockchain. You should read The Truth Machine by Michael Casey first before you do anything. Then move on to a more formal process and potentially certification.
If you are almost anyone else, regardless of who or what you are there will come a point where, you will need to know the basics, the fundamentals, of the blockchain, just like you need to know Microsoft Word, or Libre Office Writer, or Excel today.
Today, the most common questions are things like, what do I need to know or where can I learn more or any opinions on courses like this one? To that end, I have compiled a short list of curricula and information sources, that could, for the uninitiated start you on your way, or for the more experienced, provide the next logical step on your journey. I hope you find this list helpful.
Stack Social has some content, and they are more geared toward the programmer community. — https://stacksocial.com
Block Geeks has more content and a more diverse curriculum. Courses here are geared toward business processes and programming. —
If Certification is important to you, you might want to look at the IIB Council. For instance, I am a Certified Blockchain Professional through the IIB council. — https://www.iibcouncil.org/certified-blockchain-professional-cbp/
Khan Academy has some free courseware on Bitcoin and Blockchain technology. — https://www.khanacademy.org/
And I have a youtube channel with a lot of practical Blockchain information and use cases. — https://youtube.com/Blockchian weekly.
I have included some Blockchain Education links here, could you please add any other links you might have to the comment section?
Throughout history, as technology has moved on, people have had to learn a new skill set, and I don’t think our current paradigm will be any different. And like many paradigm shifts before, there is little doubt that early adopters will be rewarded.
“You can’t sail today’s boat, on yesterdays wind.” — Michael Noel
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