BAN435 Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies
Blockchain and Ethereum technology is the most disruptive force in years. The Ethereum is a cryptocurrency as Bitcoin's successor, evolving very fast and enabling businesses to build compelling solutions at a lower cost.
The purpose of this course: learning about Blockchains, Ethereum and how to build smart contracts.
We will look at core technologies and some use cases for Blockchain and Ethereum technology:
- What is Blockchain?
- Why is Blockchain essential?
- How is Blockchain different from traditional technologies?
- Benefits of using Blockchain technology
- What are the different Blockchain technologies?
- What is Ethereum: Ether along with its units and Gas in Ethereum?
- What are Smart Contracts and how do they work?
- Use cases of Ethereum
- Use cases of Smart Contracts
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have attained the following:
- Understand Blockchain basics
- Comprehend what the blockchain and mining are
- Understanding Ethereum: Ether, Gas and Ethereum Virtual Machine
- Understand the fundamentals of smart contracts
- Master Solidity and its basic concepts
- Design, test, and deploy secure Smart Contracts
- Use Ethereum development tools
- Build compelling blockchain applications using the Ethereum Blockchain
- can adjust to Ethereum no matter how the ecosystem changes
This course combines lectures and programming tutorials. A Mac, PC, or Linux Machine is required for students.
Requirements for course approval
Mandatory attendance and participation in 80% of class activities.
Multiple-choice Questions (MCQs) test
Remix: Develop Smart Contracts for the Ethereum Blockchain. Remix is a Solidity IDE that's used to write, compile and debug Solidity code.
- Drescher, D. Blockchain Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction in 25 Steps (2017). Daniel Drescher.
- Antonopoulos, A. M., & Wood, G. (2018). Mastering ethereum: building smart contracts and dapps. O'reilly Media.
- ECTS Credits
- Teaching language
Autumn. Last week of the autumn semester. Offered autumn 2020.
Please note: Due to the present corona situation, please expect parts of this course description to be changed before the autumn semester starts. Particularly, but not exclusively, this relates to teaching methods, mandatory requirements and assessment.
Research Scholar Ziyuan Zhang, the Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication