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:
- Bitcoin transactions
- Consensus protocols
- 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?