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How to Invest in Cryptocurrencies: A One Day Workshop

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Birkbeck, University of London

Malet Street



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Gain a better understanding of cryptocurrencies and learn how to make your first investment in this one-day course.

Curious about Bitcoin, Ethereum, and all this cryptocurrency hype, but don't know where to start?

Whether you're ready or not, cryptocurrencies are coming.

Bitcoin has risen by more than 200% in 2017. Bill Gates has described cryptos as 'the future of money' and is heavily invested in the technology. Peter Thiel – cofounder of Paypal, has invested 2 million in crypto payment systems, and Richard Branson has gone so far as to refer to blockchain as an "economic revolution."

For those who invest early, cryptocurrencies have the potential to create inter-generational wealth. Those who don’t, could be missing out on the biggest financial opportunity of the 21st Century.

The good news is – it’s still early.

But there is a steep learning curve and the process for getting started can feel daunting.

What exactly is cryptocurrency? Which type should I buy? Where should I buy it? What’s a wallet and do I need one? How much do I need to invest? Is my money safe? And what are the risks?

In this one-day course, Mariza Monteiro, a cryptocurrency expert and founder of, will cover the basic steps needed to properly understand and invest in the cryptocurrency market.

You’ll learn:

  • What cryptocurrency is and if it should be called “money”

  • The fundamentals of the important concepts behind cryptocurrency: blockchain, mining, online wallets, coins, tokens, smart contracts, ICOs, etc

  • How to ensure you have proper online security to protect your crypto investments

  • The different types of cryptocurrencies and how to choose which is a good investment for you

  • Safe ways to secure your cryptocurrency investments

  • How to develop a solid cryptocurrency investment strategy

Additionally, you’ll get practical tips on how to understand developing trends in the cryptocurrency market, so you feel empowered to make decisions about future opportunities as the market evolves.

For those who are ready, there will also be an opportunity to invest your first £100 during the course, and go home with your first few bitcoins.

You'll leave with a clear understanding of how cryptocurrency works, and put yourself in a strong position to take advantage of the coming crypto revolution.

Who is this course for?

Anyone interested in investing in cryptocurrencies – both now and in the future.

You might have some traditional investments or savings you want to invest, or you might simply want to increase your understanding of cryptocurrencies, so you can make an informed decision about how to invest in the cryptocurrency market.

Course Leader

Mariza Monteiro is the founder of, an educational platform that explains cryptocurrency in plain English.

Mariza has over 20 years of experience in the finance and investment industry as a securities product manager and financial director, and has delivered investment strategy workshops to tens of thousands around the US. Mariza believes strongly in the potential for the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies to bring prosperity to the world.

TWU Guarantee

The Weekend University seeks to guarantee an excellent learning experience, so if you are not fully satisfied, we offer a full 100% money back guarantee.

Programme for the Day

  • Module I – The Basics: This module will cover the foundations of what cryptocurrency is, how it works, its benefits and potential risks

  • Module 2 – Putting it Together: In this module we will demystify - in plain English - how the blockchain works, the different types of cryptocurrencies and discover once and for all -- is this stuff “money” or something else so you know EXACTLY what you're investing in

  • Module 3 – Security Check: In this module we will arm you with the security you will need to safeguard your cryptocurrency investments. This is the important aspect of investing in cryptocurrencies which most overlook. We will make sure you know how to keep your investments safe and secure

  • Module 4 – Exchanges & Wallets: In this module we will compare the different types of online exchanges and learn how to setup a Bitcoin and Ether wallet

  • Module 5 - Buying Your First Cryptocurrency: In this module we will walkthrough step-by-step how to purchase your first cryptocurrency so that you can leave this course a confident and proud cryptocurrency owner!

  • Module 6 - Developing Your Cryptocurrency Investment Strategy: In this module we will give you the tips you need to create an investment strategy that fits your risk/return profile so you walk away a confident investor

  • Q&A session

Prerequisites & Preparation

  • This workshop is for beginners who own little or no cryptocurrency

  • You do not need to have any technical expertise or previous experience as a cryptocurrency investor to attend this course

  • Please bring a laptop and note-taking materials

  • If you plan to buy your first cryptocurrency during the course you will need to bring:

    • Government ID and/or passport

    • Credit or Debit Card

    • Smartphone

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