THE BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCIES
Credit points: 15
This subject introduces students to the principles and processes involved in blockchain technologies. The blockchain offers a way to secure transactions online between two parties, when there is no trusted intermediary available. A common use is in financial transactions without a bank as an intermediary, such as bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies. This subject covers the fundamentals of blockchain technology, including how the blockchain works, and how it is applied to modern digital transactions, including cryptocurrencies and smart contracts.
SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorJabed Chowdhury
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted into SMCYC or SMCYL or SMCYB or must obtain subject coordinator's approval
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies
AuthorNarayanan, A., Bonneau, J., Felten, E., Miller, A. & Goldfeder, S.
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJabed Chowdhury
One 2.00 h computer laboratory per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Two-hour exam (2,000 words)||N/A||N/A||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
|Assignment 1 - Using Blockchains, written individual assignment (1,000-words)||N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO2, SILO3|
|Assignment 2 - Blockchain Start-up Challenge, written group assignment (1,000-words per student) Students are required to work in a small group to complete the assignment. Groups will be assigned by the lecturer and use ZOOM to allow online student participation. Detailed guidance on student roles will be provided.||N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO5|
|Assign 3-Word report outlining own learning of Blockchains reported on in Assign 2 & 3 (1,500-word) Presented as a newspaper article genre in non-technical English for lay readership.||N/A||N/A||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|