Public Blockchains

IS 556 for Master students (M.Sc. MMM, M.Sc. WiPäd, M.Sc. VWL, M.Sc. Wirt. Inf., MMDS)


Prof. Dr. Markus Strohmaier, Dr. Stefano Balietti

Course FormatLecture
Credit Points6 ECTS
GradingWritten exam
Exam DateTo be announced
Information for StudentsPlease register in time via Portal2.
Prof. Dr. Markus Strohmaier

Prof. Dr. Markus Strohmaier

Lehr­stuhl für Data Science in den Wirtschafts- und Sozial­wissenschaften
Universität Mannheim
Fakultät für Betriebs­wirtschafts­lehre
L 15, 1–6
68161 Mannheim
Stefano Balietti

Stefano Balietti

Wissenschaft­licher Mitarbeiter
Universität Mannheim
L 15, 1–6 – Raum 324
68161 Mannheim

Course Information

  • Course Description

    This introductory course gives an overview of blockchain technology and applications. It covers basic cryptographic principles and socio-economic structures. Decentralized principles and applications are discussed. Emphasis will be put on user interfaces and system architectures. Token standards such as ERC 721 or ERC20 are covered and exemplary applications are presented.

  • Objectives

    Upon successful completion of this course, students 

    • are able to understand the basic functional mechanisms behind public blockchains 
    • are able to analyze given public blockchains and their structure 
    • will have acquired knowledge about standards and decentralized applications on blockchains