MRC Online Courses

Cryptocurrency Essentials

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Embark on your digital currency journey with our Cryptocurrency Essentials course, designed specifically for eCommerce payments and fraud prevention professionals. This self-paced, introductory course covers the basics of cryptocurrency, exploring its history and defining its role in digital transactions. Learn how cryptocurrency functions as a secure crypto transaction method in the eCommerce landscape. The course emphasizes understanding cryptocurrency in the context of eCommerce digital payments, offering best practices to maximize benefits while mitigating crypto risks. Ideal for those seeking to integrate and manage cryptocurrency payment methods effectively in their online business.

Who Should Enroll?

  • eCommerce payment professionals who need to understand how cryptocurrency can be integrated as a payment method.
  • Fraud prevention specialists requiring knowledge of cryptocurrency to identify and mitigate associated risks.
  • eCommerce business owners who are considering or currently accepting cryptocurrency as a payment option.
  • Marketing and strategy professionals in retail looking to understand the appeal and functionality of cryptocurrency.
  • This course may also be beneficial for financial analysts in eCommerce, IT and security professionals, customer service representatives, and compliance and regulatory officers.


Learning Objectives

  • Categorize types of digital currencies
  • Identify features of cryptocurrencies
  • Understand the history of cryptocurrency
  • Compare and contrast how cryptocurrency can be used for and against fraud
  • Outline how cryptocurrency works as a payment method
  • Distinguish between person-to-person (P2P) and person-to-business (P2B) crypto payments
  • Identify key benefits for merchants who accept cryptocurrency as a payment
  • Outline the general process of how merchants can accept cryptocurrency payments
  • Highlight factors to consider when selecting a solution provider to accept cryptocurrency

Program Details

  • Program Level: Basic
  • Program Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • Program Delivery Method: QAS Self Study
  • CPE Credits: 1.0
  • Advanced Preparation and/or Pre-requisites: None
  • Pricing: USD $150 (plus applicable taxes) | MRC Members receive a 50% discount on all eLearning courses.


Please allow approx. 1 hour to complete this course. The course culminates with a comprehensive final assessment to evaluate the user's comprehension of the material. Upon successfully completing the final assessment, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion and CPE credits representing their proficiency in the subject matter.

CPE credits can be applied toward industry certifications such as the Certified Payments and Fraud Prevention Professional (CPFFP) and the Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE).

RAPID Edu Accreditation

The Merchant Risk Council is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

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RAPID Edu Refund Policy

For the RAPID Edu program self-study courses, refunds and cancellations are determined on a case-by-case basis. Cancellations and requests for refunds must be communicated in writing to Refunds will not be issued once a course is started. Additionally, courses must be completed within one year of the course enrollment date.

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