Cryptocurrencies I

Introduction

Bitcoin was invented in 2009 and led to paradigm shifts in cryptocurrencies and distributed computing. Before its invention, two beliefs were carved in stone: First, cryptocurrencies are only of theoretical interest. Second, the Byzantine generals’ problem cannot be solved in virtually any practical setting. Both views were refuted and led to new broad fields of research. This lecture introduces cryptocurrencies and explains why Bitcoin succeeded where many other approaches failed before.

Important Dates, Regulations and References

Lecturer Prof. Dr. Dominique Schröder
Teaching assistant Hien Chu
Begin of the class 28.04.2022, 10:15 – 11:45
Guided deepening Thursdays, 10:15 – 11:45
Tutorial session Mondays, 12:15 – 13:45
First guided deepening 28.04.2022, 10:15 – 11:45
First tutorial session 02.05.2022, 12:15 – 13:45
Day of the exam 28.07.2022, 10:00
Examination inspection 29.07.2022, 10:00 – 11:00
Submission of homeworks Mondays, before 12:00
# of people per group 4
Location of the lecture room, exam, and inspection SR 00.030
URL to Studon https://www.studon.fau.de/studon/goto.php?target=crs_4356593

Outline of the Topics