Syllabus

Title
1904 Seminar aus BIS
Instructors
Dr. Shermin Voshmgir
Contact details
  • Type
    FS
  • Weekly hours
    2
  • Language of instruction
    Englisch
Registration
09/06/18 to 10/01/18
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Bachelor Programs
Dates
Day Date Time Room
Thursday 10/11/18 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM D4.0.039
Friday 10/12/18 11:00 AM - 07:00 PM D4.0.019
Wednesday 12/19/18 08:30 AM - 02:00 PM D4.0.019

Contents

If the internet we use today is the internet of information, blockchain is the internet of value that can fundamentally disrupt business, economy & society as we know it. The aim of this seminar is to understand the basic principals of blockchain, the crypto economic incentive mechanism behind distributed machine consensus, and its game changing potential. Furthermore we will explore potential business models of smart contracts and decentraized applications, discuss the role of a token and deep dive into the token economy.
About Blockchain
Blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin, is considered by many to be the next big thing. Transactions on the blockchain, through smart contracts are faster and cheaper than central neural authorities like banks, insurances, registries or even government institutions. Blockchain is a game changer that will allow us to distribute trust, creating the basis for a peer-to-peer/decentralized crypto economy, powered by auto enforceable smart contracts, and a new token economy building on a fat technology stack, with slim applications on top.

Learning outcomes

In this course you will learn the fundamentals of blockchain technologies, get acquainted with new terminologies like smart contracts, tokens, token economy, decentralized applications, DAOs  (decentralized autonomous organizations) and many more. You will understand who the current players are and what potential business models you could build on it.

Attendance requirements

Following attendance is mandatory:

  • attendance in the introductory unit (else you will lose the place in the course)
  • attendance of 80%

Teaching/learning method(s)

This course will be run as a combination of lectures, group study, discussions, and presentations. Substantial classroom discussion is encouraged and expected. All students are required to present a case study (alone or as part of group). In addition, there will be a written exam covering all the readings provided and items discussed during the course.

Assessment

This is a block seminar, where we will deep dive into the theory of the technology in the first block. The content is dense. If you fail to attend thorughout the whole first 2 days, you will not be able to write the project paper.

Note! You need to attend the first block. Coming to late is not an option! Just partially attending the first two days is not an option either. You will lose your place in class if you fail to come on the first day and attend throughout the whole first 2 days.

  • Case Study: (50%) Written and presented case study. You will work in groups for these case studies. Your grade will be determinded by the overall  result of your group. There is no individual grade.
  • In-class exam: (40%) This exam will include questions from reading materials.
  • Ongoing participation: (10%) in-class participation & activity in classroom work.

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Falls Sie eine gültige LV-Anmeldung haben, aber an dieser Lehrveranstaltung nicht teilnehmen können, melden Sie sich bitte während des Anmeldezeitraums über LPIS wieder ab, damit Ihr LV-Platz anderen Studierenden zur Verfügung steht.

Die Platzvergabe während der Anmeldefrist verfährt im „first-come, first-served Prinzip“.

Nach Ende der Anmeldefrist werden verfügbare LV-Plätze den Studierenden der Warteliste, die noch keine gültige Anmeldung zum Planpunkt haben, gereiht nach Studienfortschritt (Härtefallprinzip) vom Vizerektorat für Lehre und Studierende zugeteilt, nicht nach Wartelistenplatz.

Studierende, die unentschuldigt nicht zur ersten Einheit erscheinen, verlieren ihren Platz in der LV. Dieser wird an Studierende der Warteliste, die zur ersten Einheit kommen, nach Wartelistenreihenfolge vergeben.

Readings

1 Author: Shermin Voshmgir, Valentin Kalinov
Title:

Blockchain Handbook: A Beginners Guide
PDF download here


Year: 2017
Content relevant for class examination: Yes
Recommendation: Essential reading for all students
Type: Script

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You need to attend the first block.

Coming to late on the first day is not an option!

Just partially attending the first two days is not an option either.

You will lose your place in class if you fail to come on the first day and attend throughout the whole first 2 days.

Last edited: 2018-04-19



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