A Blockchain Reaction

General description

Did you know that on the 17th of December 2017 one bitcoin was worth $19,783.06? You might be thinking how can something like that, something that doesn’t even physically exist, be worth that much?

Bitcoin, along with all other cryptocurrencies work on the basics of Blockchain. Blockchain is an ever growing trend in the IT industry which has made anonymous transactions possible and the tech community is now finding other potential uses for this technology.

One of the most exciting aspects of blockchain technology is that it is entirely decentralized, rather than stored in one central point. Decentralization means the network operates on a user-to-user (or peer-to-peer) basis. Some experts from the industry have even openly said that they believe blockchain is the future of the internet and that one day we may find ourselves paying for our groceries using it.

This BEST Course will give you the chance to take a look at distributed systems and alternative consensus mechanisms, as well as cryptoeconomics and then move on to the fundamental applications of bitcoin and blockchain technology.

Blockchain is evolving every day and being used more and more, so if you want to be involved in this blockchain-based future, do not hesitate, apply and come visit Nis this summer.

Academic information

Fields of activity:
Computational Sciences , Computer Engineering , Computer Science/Automatic Control/Informatics , Mathematics
Content and topics:
The course will be focused on learning the basics od blockchain, how they work and the logic behind them. The basics of hashing and why it is important, as well as providing basic knowledge on creating and manipulating with blockchains.
Learning goals and objectives:
The goal of this course is to give the participants basic knowledge of how blockchain technology works. After completing this course participants will have a better knowledge of how crypto currencys work and how to make their own blockchain.
Examination type:
Written exam
ECTS credits issued:
Not known yet

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivational letter, answers to questions.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Student dormitory
Student restaurant and food prepared by the organisers (3 meals, at least one hot meal per day)
Public transportation provided by the organisers and on foot