Undergraduate Course: Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers (UG) (INFR11238)
|School||School of Informatics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course follows the delivery and assessment of Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers (INFR11144) exactly. Undergraduate students must register for this course, while MSc students must register for INFR11144 instead.
This course follows the delivery and assessment of Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers (INFR11144) exactly. Undergraduate students must register for this course, while MSc students must register for INFR11144 instead.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||As above. This course is open to full year Visiting Students only, as the course is delivered in Semester 1 and examined at the end of Semester 2.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Assignment 1: Interacting with a Distributed Ledger and Basic Principles (20%)
Assignment 2: Smart Contract Programming Part I (30%)
Assignment 3: Smart Contract Programming Part II (30%)
Assignment 4: Designing and deploying IT services using a distributed ledger (20%)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain and Analyze protocols and systems involving multiple participants and their security properties
- Demonstrate the ability to think critically about cybersecurity
- Program smart contracts as part of scalable information technology services
- Analyse and evaluate smart contract code utilizing basic cryptographic primitives such as digital signatures and hash functions
|Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies by Arvind Narayanan, Joseph Bonneau, Edward Felten, Andrew Miller, Steven Goldfeder. http://bitcoinbook.cs.princeton.edu|
The Bitcoin Backbone Protocol: Analysis and Applications, Juan Garay and Aggelos Kiayias and Nikos Leonardos. https://eprint.iacr.org/2014/765
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Familiarity with cryptography, cyber security, decentralized systems, databases, open source software.
|Course organiser||Mr Dimitris Karakostas
|Course secretary||Mrs Helen Tweedale
Tel: (0131 6)50 3827