Public Blockchains

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

LecturerProf. Dr. Markus Strohmaier
Course FormatLecture
Credit Points2 ECTS
GradingWritten exam
Exam DateTo be announced
Information for StudentsThe course is limited to 20 participants. Please register in time via Portal2.
Prof. Dr. Markus Strohmaier

Prof. Dr. Markus Strohmaier

Chair for Data Science in the Economic and Social Sciences
University of Mannheim
Business School

L 15, 1–6
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