ECE 598 AM - Cryptocurrency Security

Fall 2016

Cryptocurrency SecurityCS598AM67396LEC41100 - 1215 T R  4070 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg Andrew Miller
Cryptocurrency SecurityECE598AM67363LEC41100 - 1215 T R  4070 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg Andrew Miller

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in electrical and computer engineering intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Section Description

Prerequisites: ECE 428 / CS 425 (Distributed Systems) or equivalent, or consent of instructor. : Decentralized cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, have gained rapid popularity, attracting the attention of academics, entrepreneurs, economists, and policy?makers. They promise to create new disruptive markets, and revolutionize how we think of money and financial infrastructure. The goal of this course is to introduce students to current research in cryptocurrencies. We?ll cover the technical background of applied cryptography and incentive mechanisms. The bulk of the course will consist of reading and discussion of recent research papers from top security conferences. Assignments will involve hands?on practice with cryptocurrency tools, such as sending and receive cryptocurrency payments, and programming smart contracts. The course will culminate with an original research project.

Subject Area

  • Graduate Seminar and Thesis Research

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