Dec 23, 2017
I've gained a strong knowledge of Bitcoin's architecture but wish this course was updated to include the developments of the last two years. A few lectures on alt-coins would have been useful as well.
Mar 11, 2018
Great course, a very broad and in-depth overview of concepts surrounding cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin in particular. Would be great to have an update of course; perhaps once the ICO craze is over? (-:
by Alexey S•
Jun 13, 2017
I enjoyed lectures from this course, but assignments were not well discussed in lectures, also the scoring code on coursera server produces some mistakes. All in all, my opinion is that this couse is worth being studied
by SungJae C•
Mar 15, 2018
Not as technical as I have thought at the first sight, but still gives pretty deep insight into the field considering the course was taught 3 years ago and the cryptocurrency community has undergone a massive change!
by Oliver S•
Sep 18, 2017
I enjoyed the lecture series. As many have stated previously, I do think that the assignments assume a sizeable amount of technological knowledge that is not necessarily cohesive with the lectures.
by Dimitris T•
Jun 05, 2017
Learned a lot about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Struggled with the Java exercises; I am not a programmer. Struggled with crafting local test harnesses for the code and resolving Java exceptions.
by Jiayu J•
Feb 04, 2018
The coding exercise required a bit of time to fully comprehend. Other than that, it was pretty helpful for a beginner to get into the world of Crypocurrency and the foundation theory of Bitcoin.
by Kosol N•
Sep 02, 2017
Interesting course. Good points: material is interesting and comprehensive, lecturers are knowledgeable. Not so good points: assignment specifications and test code is poor (or non-existent).
by praful b•
Mar 13, 2017
Good overview of crypto currency. The programming assignments are interesting (can help if there is some support on the forum). overall good program for someone wanting to learn blockchain
by Dimitri P•
Feb 20, 2017
The theory part is quite good: you get a rather strong in-detail understanding of the technology behind Bitcoin. The Java programming assignments, however, are an organizational disaster.
Feb 14, 2017
There is quite a bit of material within this course. Having the supplementary book and Princeton online material helped substantially especially when debugging the assignments.
by Guillermo C•
Feb 02, 2020
I feel this course to be very interesting. However, the programming tasks can be a little bit difficult to understand, thanks to the debate forums that was much easier. Thanks
by Animesh S•
Feb 10, 2017
Good course but I found it a little difficult to follow. The prof. speaks very fast. It becomes a little uneasy to follow the slides and I need to pause the video frequently.
by Akshit A•
Dec 14, 2017
Would have been much better if more coding problems & assignments were there in Python similar to Udacity.
Current course is more of theory based rather than practical.
by Albert G•
May 26, 2017
Great course the amount of info i learnt from this as well as the cryptocurrency talks @thebandwidthbarn makes this worth while, note you need some java dev skills
by Alberto M V•
Mar 11, 2018
Assignment code is a little unclear, and could be better documented, providing unit tests to the students could also help improve the quality of the submissions
by Max W•
Dec 24, 2017
Somewhat dated material, and some decidedly poorly written assignments. However, all in all, a very interesting class with some great, well taught fundamentals.
by David V•
Apr 29, 2019
Great content but if you don't know how to code it's very difficult given direction given on the assignments. Need to have some computer science background.
by Robert R•
Apr 18, 2018
Very good introduction into blockchain technology. Unfortunately no certificate and completion requires Java programming skills. Also a bit outdated (2018).
by Prakash Y•
Jul 06, 2017
good !!! really enjoyed the programming bits. Also Loved the way crypto-currency economy is introduced, legality and technicality coverage is brilliant !!
by Mihai R•
Apr 09, 2018
The course was good. If you want to start with the bitcoin & Co this is one course to start with.
I wish that the code exercises will be more elaborated.
Jun 01, 2018
A very good introduction to Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.
Somes parts looked out of date, or at least would need to be update ! Thank you for all that !
Apr 11, 2018
Lessons 1- 8interesting and well organised, exercises are hard to nail and require commitment.
Latest part very rushed and superficial, irrelevant
by Michal P•
Jan 24, 2017
Great course. Very well explained topics. The only criticism would be on lack of tests in coding tasks, and only one language supported. (Java)
by Andrew C•
Jan 02, 2017
The content and videos are good, but the programming assignments could really use some work to make them easier to understand and implement.
by BINGQING L•
Feb 25, 2017
Overall it is a great course. Just think that the assignment could have been break into many smaller sections with a slower learning curve.
by Rodrigo L•
Aug 04, 2020
it was too difficult to finish the programming part of the course. Maybe the course could give some mo detailed example to the students.