Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Code
Title
IT8529/ IT8421      Blockchain and Cryptocurrency  
Level
Credits

8

15

Status
Elective
 Aim

To enable students to understand and apply the underlying principles of the cryptocurrency and Blockchain technology. Students will be able to research various issues and evaluate different methods of developing a Blockchain-enabled application. 

 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

1.       Critically analyse the background and underlying principles of the major concepts of the Blockchain and cryptocurrency. 

2.       Research and critically evaluate aspects of the consensus, scalability, and security in the Blockchain, and design an appropriate Blockchain-enabled technological solution. 

3.       Critically assess the business, technical and social implications of the Blockchain technology. 

      

Indicative Content

Background; underlying principles, major concepts, business, technical and social implications of cryptocurrency and Blockchain technology. Scalability, consensus and security issues. Smart contracts, distributed applications. Applications of Blockchain. 

 

 

 

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