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.


Code 11818
Type Seminar
Site Bern
Track(s) T1 – Distributed Systems
Semester S2020


Learning Outcomes

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.

Lecturer(s) Christian Cachin
Language english
Course Page

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Schedules and Rooms

Period Weekly
Schedule Wednesday, 10:15 - 12:00
Location UniBE, Neubrückstrasse 10


Evaluation type continuous evaluation

Additional information


First Lecture
The first lecture will be announced later.