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Бакалавриат 2019/2020

Основы Блокчейн

Статус: Курс по выбору (Бизнес-информатика)
Направление: 38.03.05. Бизнес-информатика
Когда читается: 4-й курс, 1 модуль
Формат изучения: Blended
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 4

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This first course of the Blockchain specialization provides a broad overview of the essential concepts of blockchain technology – by initially exploring the Bitcoin protocol followed by the Ethereum protocol – to lay the foundation necessary for developing applications and programming. You will be equipped with the knowledge needed to create nodes on your personal Ethereum blockchain, create accounts, unlock accounts, mine, transact, transfer Ethers, and check balances. You will learn about the decentralized peer-to-peer network, an immutable distributed ledger and the trust model that defines a blockchain. This course enables you to explain basic components of a blockchain (transaction, block, block header, and the chain) its operations (verification, validation, and consensus model) underlying algorithms, and essentials of trust (hard fork and soft fork). Content includes the hashing and cryptography foundations indispensable to blockchain programming, which is the focus of two subsequent specialization courses, Smart Contracts and Decentralized Applications (Dapps). You will work on a virtual machine image, specifically created for this course, to build an Ethereum test chain and operate on the chain. This hands-on activity will help you understand the workings of a blockchain, its transactions, blocks and mining. Main concepts are delivered through videos, demos and hands-on exercises.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • to recognize foundational concepts of blockchain
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • application of blockchain concepts for solving applied tasks
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Blockchain Defined
    We will introduce and define blockchain, explain the structure and operational aspects of Bitcoin blockchain, and compare different types of blockchains.
  • Ethereum Blockchain
    We will discuss the innovation of the Ethereum blockchain, review its protocol, and explore the payment model for code execution.
  • Algorithms & Techniques
    We will discuss the concept of asymmetric key encryption, define the concept of hashing, and explain techniques that use algorithms to manage the integrity of transactions and blocks in blockchain.
  • Trust Essential
    We will define elements of trust in blockchain and discuss the Consensus protocol.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Score for current work during the online classes (tutorials)
  • non-blocking Oral exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (1 module)
    0.4 * Oral exam + 0.6 * Score for current work during the online classes (tutorials)
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Quiniou, M. (2019). Blockchain : The Advent of Disintermediation. London, UK: Wiley-ISTE. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2147382
  • Yaga, D., Mell, P., Roby, N., & Scarfone, K. (2019). Blockchain Technology Overview. https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.8202

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Antonopoulos, A. M. (2017). Mastering Bitcoin : Programming the Open Blockchain (Vol. Second edition). Sebastopol, CA: Reilly - O’Reilly Media. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1533377
  • Lee, D., & Deng, R. H. (2018). Handbook of Blockchain, Digital Finance, and Inclusion : Cryptocurrency, FinTech, InsurTech, Regulation, ChinaTech, Mobile Security, and Distributed Ledger. London, United Kingdom: Academic Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1348391