Master Theses

Here you find an overview about our currently available master theses. Further information about the MSc program can be found at http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/teaching/studiengaenge/msc.html.

Please, keep in mind that thesis submitted in August and February will not be corrected before semester degree conferral dates!

Enterprise Blockchain - What's in the name?

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The goal of this thesis is to clarify what the term enterprise blockchain really means- How does an enterprise blockchain differ from other blockchain systems? What kind of blockchains are out there and how can we classify different blockchain systems?  

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Revenue Models for the Blockchain-based Car Dossier

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Based on the developed of a blockchain based car dossier novel information products and data-driven services emerge. This thesis, as part of a running blockchain project which deals with the used car market, will focus on potential revenue-models and analyze how these novel information products and data-services can be priced.

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Blockchain-based Business Models

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The Blockchain hype is nearly everywhere. Almost all firms claim on getting into “Blockchain Business” and making it part of their ‘Digital Agenda’. But how do these firms aim on making money out of Blockchain? This thesis, will take-up this question and analyze how Blockchain consortia of incumbent firms aim on deriving revenue from their prototypes. 

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Is a Bazaar organization sufficient for the Blockchain?

BlockchainThe Blockchain has the potential not only to establish a new currency, but also to fundamentally change other transactions and business models (e.g. diamond trade). It is still governed by a Bazaar type organization. Recent technical limitation (block size) has called the community for action. Can it live up to this challenge? The student should analyze publically available data to understand, how the community deals with this challenge. The master thesis is a joint project with the University colleg Dublin.
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Blockchain consortia – An analysis of challenges and success factors

According to Deloitte’s 2018 global blockchain survey, blockchain consortia have become increasingly important in the last years and will become even more relevant in the future. The goal of this master thesis is to identify the unique characteristics of blockchain consortia and to explore challenges faced by as well as factors underpinning the success of blockchain consortia. 

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