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Program Type: 
Thesis
Non Thesis
Course Code: 
FE 628
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
10
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 

Make students familiar with possible applications of blockchains as well as the basics of cryptocurrencies

Course Content: 

Python, technologies for blockchain, distributed systems, blockchain versions and applications, limitations, cryptocurrencies, wallets and mining, smart contracts, security issues

Teaching Methods: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Simulation, 5: Case Study
Assessment Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
Students will be able to understand blockchain implementations in different areas, including the underlying technologies as well as limitations 2,4,6 1,2,3 A,B
Students will be able to gain, and develop, an understanding of existing cryptocurrencies and issues vis-à-vis their adoption 2,4,6 1,2,3,4 A,B

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1  Programming with Python-I  
2  Programming with Python-II  
3  Basic Concept of Digital Cash  
4  Bitcoin Overview and Technologies  
5  Bitcoin Network  
6  Transactional Legitimacy  
7  Transactional Consensus: Blockchain  
8  Mid-term Exam  
9  Blockchain 1.0: Currencies  
10  Blockchain 2.0: Contracts  
11  Blockchain 3.0: Additional Applications  
12  Blockchain Limitations  
13  Cryptocurrencies and Cryptocurrency Markets  
14  Review  
15  Final Exam  
16    

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Swan, M., Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy, O'Reilly Publishing.

Schär, F. and Berentsen, A., Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptoassets, The MIT Press.

Additional Resources Articles and cases.

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents  
Assignments  
Exams  

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-term  1  30
Project 1  30
Final    40
Total  1  
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE    40
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE    60
Total   100

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1 By the use of genuine thinking and research, being able to develop and investigate the details of up to date and advanced knowledge and literature on the fields of finance and economics; to reach innovative and new definitions in specified fields

 

        X  
2 To have the skills of analysing and evaluating the information in multiple fields together; starting from these information, being competent in independently planning and carrying out scientific research studies

 

        X  
3 To have the skill of passing the knowledge to people, with theoretical and practical basis.       X    
4 To produce scientific papers with individual or group work in various subjects including finance, economics, statistics and computer science; to publish in national and international refereed journals; to present in national and international meetings.

 

        X  
5 To be informed about the recent information and developments on international basis.

 

        X  
6 To be able to use and benefit from the software programs, data processing and information technologies required in the relevant fields.         X  

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration 
(Hour)
Total 
Workload 
(Hour)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 15 3 45
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 15 8 120
Project 1 30 30
Midterm exam 1 20 20
       
Final examination 1 30 30
Total Work Load     250
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     10
ECTS Credit of the Course     10