CSEC519 BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY TECHNOLOGIES
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This course introduces the cryptographic foundations of blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies that are used for the security, integrity, and anonymity: digital signatures, cryptographic hash functions, multi signatures, and zero-knowledge protocols. Cryptocurrency mining algorithms and their security will be analyzed with an emphasis on popular cryptocurrencies. Consensus models, smart contracts, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and emerging topics will be presented.