This course gets learners started with blockchain technology on a solid foundation by providing a 360-degree overview of its evolutionary journey, key concepts, standards, technological building blocks, basic smart contract coding, use cases and real-world examples. The Master’s course curriculum takes approximately 35 hours to complete (counting only the required materials). This includes the highly suggested study activity materials in chapter five of the Facilitator’s Guide marked as mandatory) and the Master’s curriculum including the videos and podcasts referred to in the curriculum itself as the foundation of the course. The Master's study path is geared towards students that want to learn about the technical side of blockchain technology including programming.
Blockchain technology is arriving at the core of how businesses operate and are set up. This course provides management and business students in their bachelor’s study cycle with a comprehensive overview about blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Topics covered include the history of blockchain technology and digital money with a focus on Bitcoin and Ethereum. Different application areas of blockchain as a technology such as financial and industrial use-cases will be covered. The legal and regulatory landscape will be examined and students will be introduced to the fundamentals of programming smart contracts. As blockchain solutions differ greatly from previous means of data storage and transaction processing, it is crucial for students in the 21st century to understand how this new technology works in comparison with technologies of the past.
Suggested learning activities and voluntary studies listed in the Facilitator's Guide are to be seen as voluntary add on as chosen by the facilitator or the students and are neither specific to the Master’s or Bachelor’s curriculum.