Decoding Blockchain And Cryptocurrencies

Free Online Session

Course Overview:

The sudden rise in the value of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and its subsequent decline, focused the world’s attention on cryptocurrencies as a means of payment. Blockchain technology powers Bitcoin and has been hyped as the next new, transformative technology.

In this course, we first discuss the technical underpinnings of blockchain and review key concepts such as decentralization.

We then examine blockchain as an asset and review the dynamics of the cryptocurrency markets.

  • Discover the new decentralized universe

  • Learn about cryptocurrencies and how they work

  • Understand blockchain technology

  • Explore current use cases of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ethereum, dogecoin etc.

  • Understand legal regulation in cryptocurrency market
  • Students, professionals and others, who wants to understand blockchain technology and cryptocurrency market. 
  • Those who want to invest in cryptocurrency. 

  • Their are no specific pre requiste for this course.

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Meet Mr. Vikram Rangala Your Course Faculty

CMO, Zebpay (India’s largest and most used Crypto exchange)

Vikram Rangala is the Chief Marketing Officer of ZebPay, India’s oldest and most widely-used Bitcoin and crypto asset exchange. He came to this job from a non-traditional series of careers and not a typical marketing background. For 15 years he was an award-winning professor at the University of Florida in the US, teaching writing and communication to Honors and MBA students. In the private sector, he has worked as a financial analyst, communications director, and independent futures trader. An avid student of economics, his TEDx talk on reinventing capitalism led to his interest in Bitcoin and blockchain as tools for reducing poverty and inequality. In 2019, he joined his former student Rahul Pagidipati to help relaunch ZebPay as a social enterprise to bring financial opportunity and inclusion to millions.

Meet Prashanth Irudayaraj Your Course Faculty

VP R&D – Zebpay & Ex-Senior Program Manager – Tesla

Prashanth is a technologist with a keen interest in equitable and sustainable technologies. He has worked for Tesla where he won an award for his work on the Model S ramp up and helped accelerate the transition to sustainable transport. He was also a member of the research faculty at Georgia Tech, performing applied research in renewables for the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, Coca Cola, and Southern Company. Most recently he led operations and research for Keep Network, a privacy layer for public blockchains.

Session-Wise Course Curriculum 


  • The ethos of decentralization
  • The cypherpunk movement
  • Napster & Bittorrent

Practical Crypto

  • Bitcoin, a history – Vikram & Rahul
  • Ethereum, a History – Vikram & Rahul
  • Understanding wallets, transactions, and fees
  • Buy some bitcoin and Ethereum on an exchange – Rahul
  • Send Bitcoin and Ethereum to a friend
  • Warning – pump and dump scams, and other things to watch out for

Legal aspects of Crypto in India & the world

Interesting crypto projects

Review of some of Zeblabs recent projects

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