UNIC’s Pioneering Blockchain & Digital Currency MOOC Evolves: Brand new curriculum, offering two free certificates

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, the world’s first MOOC on Digital Currencies offered by the University of Nicosia and its Institute of the Future (IFF), is undergoing a radical transformation.

Previously structured as a comprehensive 12-week course, it is now revamped into two levels, offering students the flexibility to customize their educational experience and earn two certificates within the same timeframe.

What’s New:

  1. Two Certificates in 12 Weeks: Students now have the option to embark on a 12-week journey divided into two levels — an ‘Introductory Level’ spanning six weeks, followed by an ‘Advanced Level’ for the following six weeks. This unique structure allows students to gain two certificates by completing both levels or to choose a single level based on their background and aspirations.
  2. Brand-New Curriculum: The revamped course introduces a brand-new curriculum, reflecting the latest developments in digital currencies and blockchain technology. With a focus on practical application, the curriculum ensures that students gain theoretical knowledge and develop essential practical skills.
  3. Hands-on Elements: To provide a more immersive learning experience, the course now includes practical exercises, labs, and research seminars. These elements are designed to bridge the gap between theory and real-world application, empowering students with a well-rounded skill set.

Professor George Giaglis, Executive Director of the Institute for The Future, University of Nicosia, said:

“The transformation of Blockchain & Digital Currency MOOC into a two-level course marks a significant milestone in our commitment to providing a dynamic and adaptable learning experience. We believe that this evolution will enable students to acquire not only theoretical knowledge but also practical skills in the evolving field of digital currencies and blockchain technology. The free MOOC is available to anyone around the world who is interested in learning the basics of cryptocurrencies, in a paced and resource-rich environment, under the guidance of experts in the field.”

Professor George M. Giaglis

Executive Director of the Institute for The Future, University of Nicosia

About the Blockchain & Digital Currency MOOC

Taught by world-leading experts Andreas Antonopoulos, Prof. George Giaglis and Antonis Polemitis, and completed by over 110,000 students, Blockchain & Digital Currency MOOC is the world’s first MOOC on Digital Currencies and the first required course of the MSc in Blockchain and Digital Currency program. The course covers both a technical overview of decentralized digital currencies such as Bitcoin, as well as their broader economic, legal and financial context. Through this free online course, students will gain first-hand knowledge of what they are, why they exist, why they are so important for improving financial services, and more.

Weekly Contents

  • Brief History of Money
  • Fundamentals of Blockchains
  • Fundamentals of Cryptocurrencies
  • Programmable Blockchains
  • Decentralized Finance
  • Wallet Security and Transactions
  • Advanced Topics in Bitcoin
  • Advanced Topics in Ethereum & Programmable Blockchains
  • Stable Digital Currencies
  • Blockchain and Decentralization
  • Convergence of Blockchain with Exponential Technologies
  • Interacting with Decentralized Apps


Enrolment is now open for the free MOOC on Digital Currency. Start date: 5 February 2024

Visit the official course page for more information and registration