In this article, we explore the vast range of Web3 crash courses available with Moralis Academy. No matter your age or existing technical expertise, there will be a blockchain crash course for you! This includes beginner programming tutorials, to a Web3 Solidity crash course for existing Web2 developers. Plus, we discuss how this lays an excellent foundation for a more advanced Solidity crash course. Also, we look at the variety of non-programming courses for readers hoping to achieve a non-developer career in blockchain. Firstly, we explore some of the many reasons why you should consider taking a Web3 crash course.

Why Do a Web3 Crash Course? 

Beyond the world-leading experience of the Moralis Academy student community forum, there are other arguments for completing a blockchain crash course. To begin with, let’s explore some reasons why it’s a good idea to complete a Web3 crash course. Then, we’ll dive deep into the range of courses available. 

Gain an Unfair Advantage 

Get ahead of the game by learning to understand cutting-edge technologies. At the time of writing, the blockchain industry is growing at an exponential rate despite the bearish crypto market conditions. However, on a global scale, blockchain and Web3 technology is still an incredibly niche industry. As such, gaining a foundational education in Web3 technology now puts you in great stead for understanding future technological developers. Resultantly, this can open up a range of opportunities. 

Expand Career Options

At the time of writing, the sentiment regarding the traditional stock market and global short term economic prospects is bleak. As a collective, we are facing a global wave of inflation. Moreover, central banks cannot raise interest rates fast or high enough to counter the impact of inflation. This is resulting in a growing cost-of-living crisis, that is compounded due to global supply chain issues. Moreover, with stalled operations during lockdowns with the COVID-19 pandemic, employees and employers are becoming more accustomed to working remotely. 

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The Web3 ethos includes decentralization, autonomy, and collaboration. Therefore, the Web3 workforce is predominantly remote-first. Web3 businesses and employees work within the realms of community and collaboration while staying ahead of the adjusting socio-economic landscape. Furthermore, Web3 career opportunities far extend development-based options. For example, the industry needs customer service advisors, human resources (HR), marketing specialists, designers, writers, and legal experts, among many more roles. As the utility of blockchain is multi-industrial, completing a blockchain crash course will benefit nearly every business and individual. 

Financial Freedom

As one begins to understand the background and fundamentals of blockchain, they learn an economically-valuable set of skills. To fully understand the revolutionary aspects of this technology requires an understanding of the history of money. In turn, when enthusiasts become knowledgeable about the nature of market conditions and the basics of technical analysis, they can trade profitably regardless of current trends. This is the beginning of the path to true economic freedom. Save our “How to Invest During a Crypto Bear Market” article for later to learn more! 

Also, completing a blockchain crash course could allow one to achieve financial freedom through Web3 work opportunities. Blockchain is an innovative industry with its origin at the intersection of pioneering technologies and financial operations. As an emerging technology, blockchain currently requires a niche knowledge set that businesses are willing to pay well for. As such, completing a Web3 crash course allows people to earn more in a similar Web3 role than with legacy institutions. 

Web3 Benefits Creators More than Web2

Since the emergence of mobile social media applications 14 years ago, many users’ career aspirations come in the form of being creators or influencers. While being a successful influencer or content creator can result in a luxurious lifestyle, the field is incredibly competitive and algorithmically driven. Plus, existing creators who manage to earn a full-time living through their content pay extortionate fees to hosting platforms. Also, many creators give up copyrights and digital content ownership to centralized social media services. 

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Using blockchain technology and non-fungible token (NFT) assets, content creators remain in complete control and ownership of their creations. A big part of Web3 is giving power and control back to users surrounding their data and content. Additionally, Web3 brings transparency with open-source algorithms and decentralization at the forefront of governance infrastructure. Furthermore, the majority of profits from Web3 social platforms are re-distributed to its users through the form of application-specific tokens. Overall, any existing creators using Web2 platforms would greatly benefit from taking a blockchain crash course to maximize their earning potential with Web3.

What’s the Best Blockchain Crash Course For You?

Below, we discuss a wide range of courses depending on your desired goals. For example, if you’re looking to learn more about blockchain without learning to program, scroll down to the “Non-Programming Web3 Crash Course Selection”. For Web2 programmers hoping to learn how to transfer their expertise to Web3, see our “Best Web3 Programming Crash Courses” section. Or, if you would like to become a blockchain developer and learn programming from scratch or use existing Javascript knowledge with Web3, start with one of our courses below! 

Build a DEX Using Javascript 

If you’re an enthusiast without programming knowledge, you can jump straight into blockchain programming with the “Build a DEX Using Javascript” course. Created for onboarding new developers in the industry, this Web3 crash course covers the basics of Javascript programming in a decentralized environment. The chosen programming language caters best to students with no prior knowledge of coding. Plus, as a universally-known programming language, it applies to most Web2 infrastructure. 

Throughout this course, students will learn the basics of HTML, CSS, Flexbox, and Javascript programming fundamentals. At the end of the course, students will understand control structures, asynchronous programming, and how to build and deploy a decentralized exchange (DEX). For readers seeking the fastest and most efficient journey from a developer-enthusiast to a globally in-demand Web3 developer, the “Build a DEX Using Javascript” course is the number-one place to start. After this, you could move on to learning how to build other decentralized applications (dapps)! 

Moralis Web3 dApp Programming 

If you’re familiar with the basics of Javascript and want to try your hand at creating your own decentralized application (dapp), give our “Moralis Web3 dApp Programming” course a try! This course appeals to those early in their programming journey who want to extend their knowledge to Web3. A prerequisites site offers guidelines, checklists, and a quiz to ensure you have sufficient prior knowledge. If, at this stage, you feel you need a refresher on coding basics, try our “Build a DEX Using Javascript” course instead. 

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This blockchain crash course covers how to create a Moralis Server and integrate Web3 application programming interfaces (APIs). Also, the course covers auto syncing and database management and configurations. At the end of the course, students can build Web3 applications with Web2 tools. Completion of this Web3 crash course means students can design and deploy their own NFT marketplaces, decentralized exchanges (DEXs), and more!

Best Web3 Programming Crash Courses

If you’re a Web2 programmer hoping to broaden your skills in the blockchain industry, Moralis Academy has the right Web3 crash course for you. The following courses are designed to maximize the potential of existing programming skills using decentralized technologies. Each blockchain network is designed using a unique combination of protocols, frameworks, and programming languages. As such, there is sometimes a different blockchain programming language to learn when building on a new network. 

At Moralis Academy, we support the deployment and growth of the blockchain industry as a whole. In turn, there is a wide variety of blockchain programming languages to choose from. However, using Moralis with Web3 development means developers can create applications in one language that are interoperable with other blockchain networks! To learn more about specifically NFT and metaverse development, check out this advice from top NFT coders!

Ethereum Dapp Programming – Build an NFT Marketplace (Solidity Crash Course)

The “Build an NFT Marketplace” or “Ethereum Dapp Programming” course is a world-leading Solidity crash course. Designed for the industry’s leading smart contract chain, Ethereum, this Turing-complete language is foundational in blockchain development. As the ideal place for Web2 developers to begin their blockchain explorations, this Solidity crash course allows students to create their own Crypto Kitties-style non-fungible token (NFT) assets and marketplace. Throughout this Solidity crash course, students will learn how to build the front end, create smart contracts, “breed” NFT assets, and deploy an NFT marketplace

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(Solidity Crash Course)

At the end of the course, students will have a thorough understanding of Truffle, Ganache, Web3.js, and MetaMask. Then, to take your Ethereum programming game to the next level, try our “Build a DEX On Ethereum” course. As an ideal advanced Solidity crash course, students learn how to maximize the benefits of Truffle Suite for smart contracts creation. 

Bitcoin Programming 101 

As the leading blockchain network, Bitcoin is a popular choice for Web2 developers when first discovering Web3 development. In our “Bitcoin Programming 101” course, students learn the Bitcoin programming language Script. Also, students discover how to interact with and build on the Bitcoin blockchain. At the beginning of the course is a video outlining prerequisites. To make the most out of this course, it is ideal for students to have a prior understanding of how Bitcoin transactions work. See our Blockchain & Bitcoin Fundamentals further in the article to learn more. 

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In this Web3 crash course suited to Web2 developers, students learn how to install and use Bitcoin Core. Plus, the course introduces stack-based languages and the basics of the Script programming language. After completing our “Bitcoin Programming 101” course, students will have a thorough insight into the transactional operations of Bitcoin. This includes UTXOs and Segwit. As such, students can create timelocks, multi-signature Pay-To-Script-Hash (P2SH) transactions, and much, much more!

Rust Programming 

For Web2 developers considering a blockchain crash course, why not check out our “Rust Programming” course? As a result, this will put you in great stead for developing applications on one of the world’s fastest blockchains, Solana. As the ultimate Solana blockchain crash course, students explore the Rust compiler, tuples, arrays, and loops. Then, the second half of the course offers more advanced Rust programming functions and insights. This includes different memory management approaches, vectors, traits, and handling errors. 

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Our “Rust Programming” course is the perfect springboard to the “Solana Programming 101” course. Here, students can expand their Rust programming knowledge and gain a world-leading cutting-edge education on Solana development. For programmers seeking a blockchain crash course to set them on track for a career in Solana development, this is the right course for you. 

Learn more about the basics of Solana development with our “Rust & Solana” article later!

Non-Programming Web3 Crash Course Selection 

For blockchain believers with no technical background hoping to make a career in the industry, the right Web3 crash course could provide all the educational requirements to get a foot in the door. With no technical expertise or programming experience needed, the following courses appeal to newcomers to the industry hoping to gain a solid foundational understanding of the industry.

Bitcoin Monetary Revolution 

The concept of blockchain can be challenging to wrap one’s head around at first. Therefore, having an understanding of the problem blockchain is a solution to will assist in grasping its revolutionary aspects. Our “Bitcoin Monetary Revolution” course provides a comprehensive history of money. Additionally, students discover valuable knowledge sets, including the difference between ‘currency’ and ‘money’. On top of this, students learn about fractional-reserve banking and the operations of the legacy financial industry. In turn, this lays the groundwork for understanding the depths and potential of the world’s fastest-growing asset, Bitcoin.


Blockchain & Bitcoin Fundamentals

The “Blockchain & Bitcoin Fundamentals” course at Moralis Academy is the number-one place to widen your understanding of how blockchain operates. Here, we educate students about the intricacies and exciting possibilities of cryptography and computer science. Specifically, the course covers blockchain fundamentals, including consensus models, security, UTXOs, soft forks, hard forks, and much more. The “Blockchain & Bitcoin Fundamentals” course is the ideal Web3 crash course for anyone who wants to lay down the foundations for future learning.

Ethereum Fundamentals

An ideal follow-on from the “Blockchain & Bitcoin Fundamentals” course, our “Ethereum Fundamentals” course takes decentralized finance (DeFi) knowledge to the next level. This course teaches students about the key differences between the industry’s two largest blockchain networks, Bitcoin and Ethereum. Additionally, students learn about smart contracts and their critical role within decentralized applications (dapps). Plus, students learn about the interoperable nature of dapps and the functions of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). At the end of the course, students will be confident in describing different token standards, gas, and the contents of the Ethereum blockchain. 

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Master DeFi in 2022

If you’re hoping for a more practical approach to interacting with decentralized applications (dapps), our “Master DeFi in 2022” course is the one for you! In this Web3 crash course, students first discover how to install and set up a Web3 wallet with MetaMask. Then, students receive industry-expert tuition on interacting with different Ethereum decentralized finance (DeFi) applications! This course is ideal for learning about the benefits and drawbacks of DeFi. After completing the course, students will be familiar with the differences between the DeFi, CeFi (centralized finance), and TradFi (traditional finance) industries. For the best place to discover how to become financially free with DeFi, start with the “Master DeFi in 2022” course. 

Exploring Blockchain Crash Courses Summary

Enrolling in a crypto or blockchain crash course with Moralis Academy is the best way to kickstart your blockchain education today. Whether your goal is to understand how to trade cryptocurrencies or learn programming from scratch, there is the right Web3 crash course for you. Plus, existing developers can seamlessly transfer Web2 skills into the Web3 industry with our Solidity crash course. 

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Completing a Web3 crash course opens up a plethora of opportunities, including career options, financial autonomy, and freedom. Also, doing a blockchain crash course doesn’t have to involve programming. Instead, you can learn how to engage and interact with decentralized applications in a safe environment, leveraging opportunities as an early adopter of the technology. Although the industry is growing exponentially, it has a while yet before it achieves global mass adoption. As such, gaining an education and understanding of blockchain now gives you an unfair advantage in the future.  

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