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Bitcoin and Blockchain Basics


with Philip Martin, Chief Information Security Officer

About Coinbase

Coinbase is building the cryptoeconomy — a more fair, accessible, efficient, and transparent financial system enabled by crypto. The company started in 2012 with the radical idea that anyone, anywhere, should be able to easily and securely send and receive Bitcoin. Today, approximately 43 million users in over 100 countries trust Coinbase to easily and securely invest, spend, save, earn, and use crypto.

About the class

From the barter system to gold coins to dollar bills and now crypto, currency is ever-evolving to better facilitate transactions and to help people store their value. Join Coinbase to explore the world of money: what it is, what we need it to be, and how Bitcoin and the blockchain and other cryptocurrencies can make it even more valuable. You’ll visit overseas entrepreneurs, meet unassuming trillionaires, and investigate how cryptocurrency can help bring more economic freedom to the world.

Meet your instructor, Philip.

Philip is the Chief Information Security Officer for Coinbase Global Inc. In his role, he is responsible for developing the technology, processes and team that safely store one of the world’s largest holdings of cryptocurrency. Under his stewardship, Coinbase has safely stored more than $90 billion in crypto (as of Dec. 31, 2020) without ever experiencing a breach or loss of customer funds. Prior to Coinbase, Philip built and led the Incident Response and Security Engineering teams at Palantir Technologies, developed new virtual infrastructure at Amazon A9 and spent a decade as a US Army counterintelligence agent, in a range of foreign and domestic roles.

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Introducing the Finance & Investment Camp

After learning about Bitcoin and Blockchain with Coinbase, get weekly lessons on money management, building wealth and financial literacy in the Finance & Investment Camp.