Web3 Hands-On


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5 Days


Cohort-based Course

A course for beginners who want to learn about web3 (Crypto) with a focus on hands-on exercises to solidify your learning

Course overview

Learn how to benefit from the Web3 revolution by diversifying your assets

You don't master Web3 by reading about Web3.

You master it by using Web3.

Doing > Reading

In this course you will focus on learning and doing on Web3.

You will learn about wallets and you will become a proficient user of wallets on different blockchains - Bitcoin, Ethereum, Stacks, Polygon, Arbitrum and Optimism.

You will learn about and use different DeFi applications

This course is for your IF:


You have heard a lot about the web3 revolution but you are not sure where and how to start since the concepts of web3 seem so alien


You want to diversify your assets to include crypto and need help understanding how to get started on researching and trading crypto assets.


You want to create web3 solutions but want help with starting and want straight answers about what is practical and what is not with web3.

What will you get out of this course within a week

Hands-on experience with the top blockchains

Understand the fundamental concepts of Bitcoin and Ethereum. You will also learn to use wallets on these blockchains to execute different types of transactions. You will leave with a hands-on understanding of how to use these and similar blockchains.

Practical experience with Layer 2 blockchains

You will learn about the shortcomings of Bitcoin and Ethereum. You will then use Arbitrum, Optimism, Polygon and Stacks blockchains to experience how these shortcomings are being addressed. With this you are now ready to dive into the world of Decentralized Finance (DeFi).

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) applications concepts and hands-on experience

Understand the basic concepts of DeFi. These use cases are about stablecoins, about borrowing and lending crypto assets and about swapping tokens on decentralized exchanges. You will leave with hands-on experience with swapping tokens on some of these blockchains

What people are saying

        “Web3 Hands-On” is perfect for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of Crypto and its various use cases, and build a basic Crypto portfolio. If you want to learn Crypto, take this course immediately!
Lori Berson

Lori Berson

        Excellent overview for those wanting to get a start in Web3
Rizwan Uraijee

Rizwan Uraijee

Meet your instructor

Farooq Anjum

Farooq Anjum

Entrepreneur and Professor. Passionate about Web3

I have worked on multiple startups and co-founded two startups in the Web2 world. I have also worked at large companies (Qualcomm, Bellcore).

Now my focus is on Web3 - the next generation Internet for the last few years. Co-founder of LEOS- a web3 learning platform with on-chain verification.

Web3 has the potential to revolutionize life as we know it. Hence working towards spreading my knowledge of Web3 to benefit others. I started with Bitcoin in 2015 and have since then taught web3 concepts with hands-on exercises to hundreds of students.

I have taught courses related to Blockchain, AI and cybersecurity at Harrisburg Univ, UPenn, Rutgers and Stevens.

Professor, Author, PhD. Tweets at @blockchain092

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Course syllabus



Before starting the course

1) Read this article - a summary by me and the longer article by Matt Levine

2) Explore the FREE course on "Introduction to Stacks" at https://app.leos.guru/

You will get a discount of 50% if you get an NFT by completing this Stacks course on mainnet.

Email the NFT to fanjum11@gmail.com to get your discount.


First Module - Blockchains

In the first module I will look at the following blockchains with hands-on exercises for each focused on using the wallets to start. You will then be able to do the same yourselves. No programming background is required.

  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum


Second Module - Advanced blockchains

Bitcoin and Ethereum are widely used and mature blockchains. However, these have some shortcomings that are being addressed in so called Layer 2 blockchains such as Arbitrum, Optimism and Polygon on Ethereum. Stacks is a chain that addresses this on Bitcoin. In this module you will learn about these advanced blockchains and how to use them


Third Module - DeFi Basics

I will focus on DeFi solutions using the above blockchains. I will explain the concepts and then have you perform actual transactions using some of these DeFi applications. You will leave will a knowledge of how to

1) buy stablecoins

2) swap tokens

Tokens needed for the above exercises will be provided to you if requested.

Course schedule

5 hours over a week
  • Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri

    12 noon-1pm Eastern

    Every day we will focus on an explanation of the concepts and hands-on exercises.

    Tokens needed for these exercises will be provided.

  • Office Hours (Optional 1:1 time)

    Tuesday, Thursday 1pm-2pm Eastern

    If you need more time to address some specific questions.

  • Hands-on Projects

    Assigned in every class

    You will get hands-on experience with the various concepts of Web3 discussed in class.

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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