Blockchains and Crypto Assets (N1621)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

The module will introduce the new and increasingly important area of FinTech, and will cover many aspects of blockchain development: basic cryptography, blockchain construction, applications of distributed ledger technology and smart contracts in financial markets, crowdfunding and cryptocurrency markets [bitcoin and ether in particular].

Teaching

67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar

Assessment

100%: Coursework (Project, Test)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 33 hours of contact time and 117 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: