Distributed ledgers and cryptocurrencies

Course Description

This course aims to provide an understanding of how blockchain and distributed ledgers work and an overview of the ideas, technologies, and organizations arising from them, such as cryptocurrencies. The course covers the technological underpinnings of blockchain operations as distributed data structures and decision making systems, their functionalities and different architecture types. In addition it provides understanding and a critical evaluation of existing technological capabilities and platforms, and examines their future directions, risks and challenges.

Study Programmes

Postgraduate spec. study

Literature

Arvind Narayanan, Joseph Bonneau, Edward Felten, Andrew Miller, Steven Goldfeder (2016.), Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies, Princeton University Press
Andreas M. Antonopoulos (2014.), Mastering Bitcoin, "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

For students

General

ID 209129
  Winter semester
4 ECTS
L3 English Level