Stanford University Announces Bitcoin Course



Stanford University, Stanford California is currently offering enrolment into a Bitcoin course. Aptly named Crypto Currencies: Bitcoin and Friends (CS251) the course is to run between Autumn 2015-16.

An overview of the course explains “The potential application for Bitcoin-like technologies is enormous. This course covers the technical aspects of engineering secure software, system interactions with crypto-currencies, and distributed consensus for reliability.”.

The course is to be run by Dan Boneh, a researcher in applied cryptography and computer security. He is a Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University, topics within the course are to include:

  • Altcoins
  • Bitcoin transactions
  • Consensus protocols
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Elliptic curves
  • Hash functions
  • Mining strategies and incentives
  • Proposed Bitcoin regulations
  • Zerocoin, zerocash

With a fixed fee amount around a sum of $3,960.00, would this be something you’ll be taking up?


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