Principles of Decentralized Ledgers - 467H
Decentralized ledgers, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, have gained rapid popularity, attracting the attention of academics, entrepreneurs, economists, and policy-makers. They promise and already create new disruptive markets, and revolutionize how we think of money and financial infrastructure.
The goal of this course is to introduce students to the foundational principles behind decentralized ledgers and introduce them to current research in cryptocurrencies. We will thus cover the relevant foundations of distributed computing, the technical background of applied cryptography and incentive mechanisms.
GTA (Graduate Teaching Assistant)