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Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain: Promise and Challenges

Basic Information

Type of Lecture:
Lecture
Course:
Master
Hours/Week:
2
Credit Points:
6
Language:
English
Term:
Summer 2019
Lecturers:
Content of the Course
Description:

Since being first introduced in the form of Bitcoin in 2009, interest in the blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies in particular has skyrocketed. Bitcoin achieved a market capitalization exceeding $300bn in December 2017, and thousands of altcoins arising. At the same time, alternative applications of the blockchain technology is currently being explored in areas as diverse as supply-chain management, land registry or voting systems.

This seminar aims to deepen our understanding of the blockchain technology, its promise and challenges, with a focus on technological, privacy-related and financial viewpoints. Students will work on the different research topics and apply theoretical as well as empirical research methodologies like systematic literature reviews or quantitative user studies. Students will be working individually or in groups.

 

This module is limited to 20 participants.

Students can take part in the allocation procedure within the application period via QIS application for an assignment.

The result of the allocation procedure will probably be available two days after the application period in QIS-LSF (My Functions > My Lectures).

  • Application Deadline: 25th März – 5th April 2019
  • Exam Registration and Withdrawal Deadline: 11th – 24th April 2019
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