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Principles of Blockchains

ECE 470/COS 470

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Blockchains are decentralized digital trust engines that are the underlying technology behind Web3, a loosely defined denotation of the Internet architecture in the years to come, including decentralization of the platform economy of the modern Internet (Web2). In this course, we conduct a full-stack study of blockchains, viewing them as a whole integrated computer system involving networking, incentives, consensus, data structures, cryptography and memory management. The course uses the Bitcoin architecture as a basis to construct the foundational design and algorithmic principles of blockchains.
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Section L01

  • Type: Lecture
  • Section: L01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 105
  • Capacity: 120
  • Class Number: 22727
  • Schedule: MW 03:00 PM-04:20 PM