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Department of Informatics Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies

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Blockchain Platforms

Blockchain Platforms


The goal of this Seminar is to give students first-hand overview of the most popular blockchain protocols, including - but not limited to - Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cardano, Algorand, Casper, Tezos, Cosmos, and Polkadot. This seminar sheds light on selected advances of Blockchain platforms in terms of their structure, performance, security, and use cases, while the challenges and deficits will be critically and objectively analysed, too.
Students will be offered a set of topics from which they can pick one in groups of 1 - 2 and will present the topic. The presentation will need a preparation done by students and under the supervision of their supervisor. This seminar requires a short report as well, which is a documentation of the studied (and presented) topic be produced by the students of each group.

Module coordinator
- Prof. Dr Claudio J. Tessone
Office     AND 4.32, Andreasstrasse 15 CH-8050 Zürich Switzerland
Meetings are online (MS Teams, or equivalent) after previous appointment
Phone: +41 44 63 42 918
- Sheng-Nan Li

Type: Lecture
Target Audience: This course is acknowledged for MSc and MA students and is assigned to the Core elective areas „Wahlpflichtbereich”:
- MSc in Informatics:

  • Elective Area INF/WWF
  • Core Elective Area for Information Systems INF/WWF

- BSc in Informatics (RVO22) - Information Systems: Core Elective Area
Frequency: Each Autumn Semester

Language: English
General familiarity with computer networks and distributed systems basic principles, and high-level familiarity with Internet as of Web 2.0 would be a plus, but none are strictly required.
Please enrol to the course using the usual UZH planning tools. In case of doubts, contact the instructor of the booking service of the Faculty.

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