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Top 10 Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Tutorials

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Cryptocurrencies based on Blockchain technology have taken off as one of the hottest technology trends of this decade. Blockchain tech concepts are still confusing for many, but it aims at making our lives easier. Instead of having the financial system (money) and technology platforms (Amazon, Facebook, etc) centralized with one entity/group, it will be decentralized and shared across peers of the system. The blockchain is a revolutionary concept that has the potential to impact nearly every field just like the internet has driven every field in the past 2 decades.

If you are interested in learning this new technology and getting a head start in this field, here’s a list of the top 10 cryptocurrency and blockchain tutorials recommended by the programming community. If you are completely new to Blockchain then we can start with Blockchain basics guides:

Best Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Tutorials

We will split this article into 2 main sections: First Blockchain Tutorials and then Cryptocurrency tutorials (Bitcoin and Ethereum)

Blockchain Tutorials:

1. Blockchain A-Z: Learn How To Build Your First Blockchain

With 14.5 hours of content, this Udemy course will take you through the fundamentals of blockchain and the motivation behind it. It will go through cryptocurrencies and smart contracts and even guide you to create your own cryptocurrency and smart contracts using Python.

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2. IBM Blockchain Foundation for Developers

This Coursera course introduces practical blockchain information and tells you how to incorporate blockchain in your business. It then explains the benefits of learning and using blockchain. The course teaches you how to use HyperLedger Composer which is an extensive tool and framework for creating blockchain-driven applications. With an average rating of 4.4, it’s one of the top blockchain courses on Coursera.

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3. The Blockchain Explained to Web Developers Part 1: The Theory

If you still can’t sink in all of the theory behind blockchain and the inner working of the system, then this theory guide is what you need. The author explains the core concepts behind blockchain with real-life examples and in simple terms so that you can get comfortable with all of the theory behind blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

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Cryptocurrency Tutorials: Bitcoin Development

4. Blockchain and Bitcoin fundamentals

This one is a theory course with 2.5 hours of content to teach you the theory behind blockchain. It also introduces Bitcoin, which is the first-ever blockchain cryptocurrency created by Satoshi Nakamoto.

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5. Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies

This course on Coursera is offered by Princeton University, along with a book with the same name, that should get you up on running on becoming a blockchain developer. Throughout this course, you’ll understand the fundamentals, the mathematics, the underlying philosophies and requirements of blockchain development.

Right off the bat, you’ll start by writing code and creating a new cryptocurrency with the Java programming language. The lectures are clear and thorough, however, the assignments are quite challenging and may take you some time to adapt to them. But in the end, it is extremely rewarding as you’ll understand how blockchain achieves decentralization, how mining and storing bitcoins work and you’ll also be introduced to the blockchain ecosystem and different altcoins.

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6. Mastering Bitcoin: Programming The Open Blockchain

This Bitcoin book is for the technical as well as the nontechnical folks. Author Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a well know and respected person in the Crypto community. The book introduces the blockchain world, and after explaining the general concepts for non-technical people, it dives deeper into more advanced concepts like lightning networks, segregated witness, and payment channel. It is a visually rich ebook with real-life examples and code snippets to keep you on track with what you’re learning.

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Cryptocurrency Tutorials: Ehtereum Solidity

Solidity is a contract-based high-level programming language for the Ethereum platform. It is syntactically close to Javascript and leverages the Ethereum VM to create blockchain applications using smart contracts. Smart contracts are computerized agreements written in code and executed on the blockchain network.

7. Ethereum and Solidity: The complete developer’s guide

This is a rich 24 hours Udemy course that teaches you about ethereum, solidity, how to build applications using solidity and what smart contracts are. You’ll learn how to design, build and finally deploy your blockchain applications with practical examples and coding tutorials so that you can start building your own blockchain application.

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8. Developing Ethereum smart contracts for beginners

This is a lightweight course that walks you through building an Ethereum application and deploying this application and teaches you how to use web3.js which is the Ethereum JavaScript API.

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9. Create a Hello World Contract in Ethereum

This is an official Ethereum tutorial on how to create a simple hello world contract in Ethereum using the console. It may seem a little complicated for a hello world program, but once you get the hang of it, it’s quite simple and intuitive with the clear explanation. If you don’t know how to use the console, you can check the graphical UI tutorials instead.

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10. Mastering Ethereum: Building Smart Contracts and DApps

This is Ethereum book by Author Andreas M. Antonopoulos is getting rave reviews from the community. If you're looking to get started with the Ethereum protocol--or are among the many open source developers, integrators, and system administrators already working with this platform --Mastering Ethereum is a great book on the topic.

With this practical guide, Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Gavin Wood provide everything you need to know about building smart contracts and DApps on Ethereum and other virtual-machine blockchains. This book shows you how to develop the skills necessary to be an innovator in this growing and exciting new industry.

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Blockchain development is taking off as one of the most promising fields of the future. It is still at an early stage, which means that it can be a rewarding journey.

It’s true that the field still lacks a lot in terms of maturity, but it’s under active development and the community is working in different areas to compensate for that, the adoption of this technology globally shows how far it came. Today, you can pay online for different services and products with just a few clicks using your Wallet and cryptocurrencies and that’s just a glimpse of what we can do with blockchain technology.

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Youssef Nader

Youssef Nader, Computer Engineering Student at Cairo University. Technology technical writer and blogger, full-stack Web developer, specializes in rails and node. Founder of Yadawy, an E-commerce platform under construction. AI enthusiast, loves reading, traveling and martial arts. View all posts by the Author

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Elena Bennet
Elena Bennet

Really an interesting blog I have gone through. There are excellent details you posted here. Sometime it is not so easy to design and develop a Cryptocurrency Mobile App & crypto wallet without custom knowledge; here you need proper development skill and experience. However the details you mention here would be very much helpful for the beginner.