Content and Goals
Since the establishment of the first worldwide blockchain for the exchange of the Bitcoin currency, the Bitcoin network has grown to a capitalization of $41 billion. While directly exchanging money is the most prominent example, distributed ledger technology can also be used to transact on any digital asset. Proponents claim that distributed ledger technology has the potential to radically change the way business is done in numerous areas.
In this seminar, we aim to deeply investigate the status quo of the current blockchain ecosystems. This includes elementary implementation details, such as the protocols, libraries, transaction logic and algorithms, the characteristics, such as economic motivation, and applications, such as identity management or transfer of digital assets.
Goals: Students are able to understand the technology behind the most established blockchains and develop an understanding of feasible applications and their implementation.
1. Network communications
2. Blockchain in numbers
3. Proof of work
4. Proof of stake
5. Anonymity vs. pseudonymity in blockchain networks
6. Attacks on the consensus algorithm
7. Analysis of smart contracts
8. Next generation identity management
9. Machine to machine interaction
10. Centralized and private blockchains
11. Blockchain databases
12. Scamming in blockchain networks
It is your responsibility to set up two meetings with your topic advisor
The seminar deliverable will be an extended, self-explanatory slideset of your presentation, for which we will have an internal review process.
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