Seminar Distributed Trust and Blockchains

A blockchain is a distributed system for executing and recording transactions, which is maintained by many nodes without a central authority. Blockchains power distributed ledgers and cryptocurrencies that have applications to many domains.

In this seminar we will cover fundamental techniques and protocols for blockchains and cryptocurrencies, including prominent current applications.

The seminar will start with an overview of the topic, where some of the principles will be introduced. The main content will consist of interactive presentations by the participants, on the basis of the existing literature, ranging from classic research papers to recently developed systems.
 

Learning Outcomes: 

 

Type: 
Seminar
Semester: 
S2019
ECTS: 
5
Lecturer: 
Site: 
B
Code: 
11793
Language: 
english
Period: 
weekly
Schedule: 
Tuesday: 14:15 - 16:00
Location: 
UniBE, Schützenmattstrasse 14
Room: 
107
Evaluation type: 
continuous evaluation
Comment: 

First Lecture
The first lecture will take place on Tuesday, 26.02.2019 at 14:15 in UniBE, Neubrückstrasse 10, room 302.

ILIAS
The course page in ILIAS can be found at https://ilias.unibe.ch/goto_ilias3_unibe_crs_1426093.html.