Explore some of the basic security requirements for cryptocurrencies, as well as some tools that can help you reduce your own exposure to risk.
- [Jonathan] It's just 10 years since cryptocurrencies first caught our imaginations. A digital currency born on the internet, decentralized with no oversight and without any intermediaries. Thought to be a response to the great recession of the 2000s, it defied all conventions. But despite its controversial and disruptive genesis, cryptocurrencies, or cryptos as they are now often referred, have flourished. In addition to the powerhouses, Bitcoin and Ethereum, a few thousand additional cryptos have emerged and millions of people have embraced them.
This, despite enormous risk. Cryptocurrencies have made some people a fortune, but have lost a lot for others. Thousands of cryptos have been created and many have failed. Exchanges that exist to help make engaging with digital money have been hacked and shut down. Others have had great success. If nothing else, the world of cryptocurrencies is characterized by equal measures of unpredictability and potential promise.
Hi, I'm Jonathan Reichental. Join me in this LinkedIn Learning course on securing and understanding the risk of cryptocurrencies. Whether you're new to cryptocurrencies or have been using them for awhile, this course teaches you new insights that could lower your risk and help you make more informed decisions. You'll learn about how cryptos work and why cryptography, the art of writing and solving codes, is so important to its function. You'll appreciate the importance of private keys and why they must be protected at all costs.
Finally, we'll cover a few topics for securing your investment and time in cryptocurrencies that go beyond the technical aspects. If you're ready, let's begin!