Have you heard about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies? Then you will also have heard about Blockchain, the technology behind. This video lecture series teaches blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Our four lecturers from Hamburg, Washington, Seoul and Mumbai give you a deeper understanding of how Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies work. You will be enabled to understand and use this technology. The lectures are about the core technology itself, its usage by current applications, potentials, connection to smart contracts and more. Theoretical content will be practiced in lab exercises. This lectures are made for people with basic understanding of information technology.

Within this lecture the idea and protocols behind Bitcoin are explained. Thereby all important parts of Bitcoin transactions are topic of discussion, so that students learn how to use Bitcoin themselves.

Students shall

  • know about Bitcoin and its historical importance
  • know about special steps and rolls in Bitcoin
  • know about double spending detection and avoidance
  • know about consensus and mining
  • be able to describe a full way of Bitcoin transaction
  • be able to setup a full Bitcoin node and operate a transaction

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Part 1 – What is Bitcoin?
Part 2 – Blockchain in Principle
Part 3 – Decentralized Consensus
Part 4 – Fundamentals of Bitcoin
Part 5 – Identity in Bitcoin
Part 6 – Bitcoin Transactions
Part 7 – Bitcoin Wallets and potential Attacks on Bitcoin
Part 8 – Puzzles and Alternatives
Part 9 – Mining Pools


Veröffentlicht am December 06, 2018

HAW, Prof. Dr. Volker Skwarek, Youngwhan „Nick“ Lee

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