A27 - Fundamentals and Design of Blockchain-based Systems
|Year||January 22-26, 2024|
Blockchain is a unique technology in its combination of potentially very wide applicability and its foundation in fundamental concepts of computer science. There is seemingly no limit to the set of applications proposed for the blockchain, ranging from fintech through passports to humanitarian aid. On the other hand, blockchain technology is closely tied to fundamental topics such as consensus and scalability in distributed systems. The last several years have seen a flurry of activity in attempts to develop and apply blockchain technology and in research on variations and improvements of the blockchain supporting the original bitcoin cryptocurrency. This course consists ofLectures on
- blockchain technology from an engineering perspective
- the fundamental notions of consensus in distributed systems and state machine replication that underly blockchain technology
- the usage of blockchain technology to create alternatives to central platforms such as Youtube, eBay, Airbnb, and Uber for connecting people, facilitating transactions, and creating trust
- scalability of blockchains, sidechains, payment channels, and common attacks.
- daily lab sessions in which you will design and implement a blockchain from scratch in teams of two. Your blockchain will have its own functional cryptocurrency, payment channels, and defences against common attacks.
- Jérémie Decouchant (TU Delft, coordinator)
- Johan Pouwelse (TU Delft)
- Stefanie Roos (TU Delft)
- Can Umut Ileri (IOTA)
- Bulat Nasrulin (TU Delft)
- Rowdy Chotkan (TU Delft)
- Shen Yu (TU Delft)
Course and lab schedule:
Not known yet.