Make students familiar with possible applications of blockchains as well as the basics of cryptocurrencies
Python, technologies for blockchain, distributed systems, blockchain versions and applications, limitations, cryptocurrencies, wallets and mining, smart contracts, security issues
|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|
|1||Programming with Python-I|
|2||Programming with Python-II|
|3||Basic Concept of Digital Cash|
|4||Bitcoin Overview and Technologies|
|7||Transactional Consensus: Blockchain|
|9||Blockchain 1.0: Currencies|
|10||Blockchain 2.0: Contracts|
|11||Blockchain 3.0: Additional Applications|
|13||Cryptocurrencies and Cryptocurrency Markets|
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.|
|CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE||40|
|CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE||60|
|COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM|
|No||Program Learning Outcomes||Contribution|
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
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
|3||To have the skill of passing the knowledge to people, with theoretical and practical basis.||X|
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.
To be informed about the recent information and developments on international basis.
|6||To be able to use and benefit from the software programs, data processing and information technologies required in the relevant fields.||X|
|ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION|
|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|
|Total Work Load||250|
|Total Work Load / 25 (h)||10|
|ECTS Credit of the Course||10|