In collaboration with the IT faculty of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences “Hogeschool van Amsterdam” and the Blockchain Professionals’ section of the Bitcoin Embassy Amsterdam Association, we’re inviting all developers, students, start-ups, and enthusiasts to join us for a free introductory course on blockchain technology on June 26th.

In ‘A Complete Beginners Guide to Blockchain Technology’, CEO of and lead developer of the blockchain application stack Blockstrap, Adam Giles, will give a series of presentations on:

  • The idea behind the world wide ledger
  • How the blockchain actually works
  • How to begin building your own blockchain application

Despite the sometimes complicated subject matter, the technical talent required to benefit from this course is pretty low. If you have the curiosity or expertise to develop an application or website, you have the experience to benefit from this course.

No prior experience of blockchain technology is required and everything is explained as we go along.

Attendees of this course will get

  • A solid understanding of blockchain technology and how it works
  • The knowledge to begin creating your own applications
  • Your attendance permanently encoded on the Bitcoin blockchain courtesy of Blockstrap.
  • A 50% discount on CoinDesk‘s comprehensive, 55-page ‘Cryptocurrency 2.0 report‘, which provides an in-depth look at the ever-expanding world of blockchain technology.

Free Professional Membership - Bitcoin Embassy Amsterdam Association: Apply now!

The Bitcoin Embassy Amsterdam Association is bringing blockchain professionals & experts in Europe together in their Professional Members section. A complimentary gift is available for attendees of this course as a tangible reward for learning more about Blockchain Technologies and acquiring professional skills.

To claim your membership please use the code ‘BLOCKSTRAPNL’ at

What’s in the course

Each module is taught for approximately 30 to 45 minutes and is followed by 10 to 15 minutes of Q & A.

Knowledge gained in earlier lessons is expanded upon in later modules.


Module 1 – Introduction & Background to Blockchains

  • The concept of the world-wide ledger
  • Distributed systems
  • Technologies used within blockchains
  • Developmental strategies for software developers

Module 2 – Blockchains 101

  • How the blockchain works
  • What’s in a block
  • How the blocks fit together
  • How we track/monitor and measure them

Module 3 – Transactions 101

  • What’s a transaction
  • How they get constructed
  • How they get spent
  • How they get redeemed

Module 4 – Mining

  • How blocks get made
  • How they get added to the chain
  • The evolution of mining

Module 5 – Blockchains 102

  • Concept of forks
  • Implications of distributed mining
  • Alternative blockchains (Altcoins 101)

Module 6 – Transactions 102

  • How to construct a transaction
  • Creating and decoding signature strips
  • How to store data in the blockchain


In addition to an introductory blockchains course, we also teach a quick overview on how to now get started building an application using Blockstrap.

This quick-course gives tips and advice on how to get started using:

Blockstrap API - retrieving blockchain blocks & transactions and monitoring addresses
Blockstrap Framework - how to utilize themes, plugins, and widgets for the blockchains
Our Example Applications - an overview of our open source starting points

See how this course helped developers in Singapore at the DBS Bank Blockchain Hack

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