The topic of this year’s seminar is “Advanced Research Topics in Blockchain Technology.” The blockchain has emerged as a novel distributed consensus scheme that allows transactions, code, and any other data, to be securely stored, executed, and verified without a centralized authority. For some time, the notion of blockchain was tightly coupled with Bitcoin, a well-known cryptocurrency. Today, there are a large number of blockchain systems creating complex socio-technological ecosystems. Some are simple variants of Bitcoin, whereas others significantly differ in their design and provide different functional and security guarantees. This shows that the research and industrial communities are in search of a simple, scalable, and deployable blockchain technology for various application areas. As such, the blockchain will likely induce considerable change to many systems and businesses. Distributed trust, and therefore security and privacy, is at the core of the blockchain technologies and has the potential to either make them a success or cause them to fail.
In this research-driven seminar, you will have the opportunity to explore this exciting research and development area and gain cutting-edge skills for your future research career development.