CMSC 615:  Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Techniques

The course will assume undergraduate-level background in algorithms, data structures and programming. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to understand the major concepts about cryptocurrency and blockchain techniques; be familiar with major blockchain applications as well as real-world issues; understand the underlying consensus mechanisms in the Bitcoin system and other alternative cryptocurrency systems; analyze the security of Nakamoto consensus; understand, write and execute smart contracts using an Ethereum-like platform.

Total Credit Hours: 3
Spring 2018, Fall 2017
Enrollment is restricted to students with graduate standing in computer science or a related discipline.
Dr. Hong-sheng Zhou
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