Seminar Law and Computer Science: Distributed Trust in Finance
This interdisciplinary seminar is offered jointly by the Institute for Civil Law and the Institute of Computer Science. Students of computer science and law will work closely together on questions that arise from tensions between the progressing digitalization of the world and the existing law. Participants will work in interdisciplinary groups, and each group addresses one specific problem from a legal perspective and from a technical perspective. The goal is to provide assessments and to develop solutions for the problem from both perspectives.
The topic of the seminar in Spring 2022 will be distributed trust in finance. Recent progress in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies has led to new forms of financial instruments, markets, exchanges, and services. Those structures are realized only through open-source protocols on public networks, without real-world or legal intermediaries. This field is often summarized as Decentralized Finance (DeFi). Dozens of billions (in CHF) have been invested into Decentralized Finance so far.
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The course page in ILIAS can be found at https://ilias.unibe.ch/goto_ilias3_unibe_crs_2274975.html.
Schedules and Rooms
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There are still some free spots available for students in Computer Science. If you are interested to participate, please contact Christian Cachin by email until 21 February 2022.