• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Bitcoin, the first form of decentralized cryptocurrency, is the most dominant form of cryptocurrency for online transactions. In this course, we'll discover the origins of bitcoin and blockchain, discuss the infamous and intriguing Satoshi Nakamoto and describe the reasoning behind his desire for a decentralized currency. We'll explore the different types of cryptocurrency, mining, the double spend problem, 51% attacks and how to buy and use bitcoin. We'll also introduce some common criminal schemes where bitcoin is used.

Learning Objectives

Explore the different types of cryptocurrency, mining, the double spend problem, 51% attacks and how to buy and use bitcoin. Learn about common criminal schemes where bitcoin is used.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Cyber Investigation
  • Digital Forensics
  • Threat Analysis