Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    
    Nov 22, 2019  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CS 6466 - Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts


     
Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: CS 2110 .

E. G. Sirer.

This paper-reading course will examine the design and implementation of cryptocurrencies, digital coin systems and smart tokens. Starting with the initial virtual currency proposals from the 90’s, we will cover the landmark papers that provide the foundation for today’s cryptocurrencies and smart contract platforms, with some emphasis on public key cryptography, consensus protocols, and other foundational building blocks. The course will also cover smart contract construction, including Digital Autonomous Organizations and other application areas.



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