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Blockchain-Based Systems Engineering

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Introduction

The digitalization of various areas of life - our (civil) society - has significantly changed daily processes and especially communication possibilities in the private, commercial and industrial sector. In view of current developments, no end to these developments is to be expected. On the contrary: everything indicates that more and more interactions between people and companies will be entirely digital in the future. This trend was made possible in the first place, not least by technical developments in the field of information technology. These allow for a secure and reliable digital data and information exchange (interaction) between actors.

For centuries these interactions within society have required an intermediary to guarantee the enforcement of an agreement or attest to the correctness of a claim. Now, blockchain systems promise to remove the need for an intermediary and provide more secure, democratic, and efficient bilateral interactions. Originally only focused on banking, today’s blockchain systems can securely execute custom programs often referred to as smart contracts. While these allow the modeling of conventional contracts, they are much more powerful and their full potential is yet to be explored.

 

Active Research Projects

 

 

 

 

Digital Credentials for Higher Education Institutions (DiBiHo)

Blockchain Technology for International Student Mobility

 GAIA-X 4 Production, After-Sales and PLC - Across Automated Driving

Algorand Centres of Excellence (ACE) - SUPPRA

 

 

Past Projects

 

Materials

Disclaimer: The following links lead to interesting external sources whose content we do not control. They are not intended to promote any (financial) product.

  • Bitcoin Block Explorer (allows you to look at transactions and blocks on the Bitcoin network in real time)
  • Ethereum Block Explorer (allows you to look at transactions and blocks on the Ethereum mainnet in real time)
  • Solidity Smart Contract Sandbox (allows you to develop and test Ethereum smart contracts on a simulated blockchain using your browser)
  • Flashbots (research and development organization working on mitigating the negative externalities of current MEV extraction techniques)
  • MEV Explore (public dashboard of metrics related to the extracted MEV)
  • MEV Resources
  • W3C Decentralized Identifiers (DID) (popular proposed standard for decentralized and self-sovereign identity management that can be built on blockchain)
  • W3C Verifiable Credentials (VC) (popular standard for digital credentials that works well with Decentralized Identifiers)

 

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