Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies
Fee may apply
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.
Students interested in this course may also want to take our short professional course, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: What You Need to Know, which provides an overview of these technologies.
- Bitcoin transactions
- Consensus protocols
- Elliptic curves
- Hash functions
- Mining strategies and incentives
- Proposed Bitcoin regulations
- Zerocoin, zerocash
Note on Course Availability
This course is typically offered Autumn quarter.
The course schedule is displayed for planning purposes – courses can be modified, changed, or cancelled. Course availability will be considered finalized on the first day of open enrollment. For quarterly enrollment dates, please refer to our graduate certificate homepage.
|Dates:||September 23 - December 6, 2019|
Provides Stanford University credit that may later be applied towards a graduate degree or certificate. Includes access to online course materials and videos for the duration of the academic quarter. Starting Autumn 2016 there is a $100 fee per course for courses dropped before the drop deadline. Click here for more information about our Registration Policies.
NotesEnrollment Dates: August 1 to September 9, 2019
Computer Science Department Requirement
Students taking graduate courses in Computer Science must enroll for the maximum number of units and maintain a B or better in each course in order to continue taking courses under the Non Degree Option.
This course may not currently be available to learners in some states and territories.