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#HYF Blockchain,AI & Quantum (30EC)

#HackYourFuture – to truly excel in a world that's changing at warp speed, you need to be at the forefront. In this minor, we teach how to apply new technologies and how to tap into your true potential. Become an expert in technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies, delve into quantum computing or the application of basic AI in life. Join us and expand the boundaries of your human potential with advanced life skills like mindfulness, peak performance, or how to copy the habits of champions. Awaken your potential and embark on a journey that will fundamentally redefine your academic and personal life. We offer:
• A minor rated 9/10 and winner Dutch Blockchain Award for Meaningful Education

• Gamified classes, guest speakers, networking opportunities like events and weekly drinks
• Strong focus on personal growth & development
• Highly flexible study schedule
• ECT-assignments that can be done in Dutch
• A community approach with a Discord community of over 2000 members
• A minor suitable for non-tech students

Reason for this Minor

The digital world is evolving rapidly. New technologies and services are paving the way to a decentralized internet: Web3.0, a user-centric internet powered by blockchain technology. Unfortunately, current economic models seem unsustainable and unstable. There is an ever-growing inequality, not only between those that have and have not (rich and poor), but also between those that know and don’t know the inner workings of technology.

New technologies make it possible to quickly reinvent current models, including people from all society layers. First, however, these models need to be tried, tested, and developed further. Education/learning plays an essential role in this.

Humanity seems to be at a tipping point. There appears to be a clear understanding that we need to change our behavior and rethink our way forward. Technology can help us in this process. In the next five to ten years, available technologies will provide the infrastructure for this change.

The internet was a giant first step. But, our internet is still flawed and is not censorship-resistant, resulting in abuse of power by those that can gain control over parts of it. Blockchains could provide us with a solution to this and many more problems. Furthermore, current financial models exclude a considerable part of the world's population. In the next decade, the internet, mobile phones, AI, the internet of things, and blockchain technology offer us an opportunity to drastically change how the world works. Adding new properties to the web. Creating a new web with data sovereignty, strong financial incentives, and other unique properties.

This Minor is grabbing this opportunity with both hands, realizing the problems above can be dealt with. With a focus on, but not limited to, the financial, legal, and technological aspects of the issues that we face, we will educate and prepare people from all corners of our societies. This transition doesn't happen without getting our hands dirty, and we want to be at the frontline of this transition.

Period 1. Main Introduction to Blockchain (15 ECT)
1. Understanding Blockchain: By the end of this minor, students should not only be able to explain the fundamental principles of blockchain technology but also demonstrate its practical application in both personal and professional contexts.
2. Analyzing Blockchain Impact: Students should be able to critically assess how blockchain technology affects society at different levels, from local to global.

Period 2. Deep dive (30 ECT)
1. Practical Application Design: Design, invent, or build a practical application to solve a blockchain-related functional problem. Formulate implementation advice for the application.
2. Analysis and Impact Assessment: Recognize opportunities and threats within an organization due to blockchain technology. Provide advice for organizations based on blockchain insights.Discuss the broader impact and possibilities of blockchain technology on global topics such as Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and financial systems like the monetary system and global exchange systems.


Optional Learning Goals:
1. Personal Growth and Life Skills: Students should be able to use practical skills like mindfulness, deep learning, and effective communication in both personal and professional situations.
2. Evaluating Fintech and Trading: By the end of the program, students should be capable of evaluating strategies and practices in fintech and trading, making informed decisions and recommendations.

Structure 15 & 30 ECT Minors

There are two variants of the Blockchain minor, 15 & 30 ECT. Both Minors start simultaneously, so 15 ECT and 30 ECT classes begin together. After ten weeks, the first period, students of the 15 ECT variant are finished. Students of the 30 ECT variant then continue with the second part for more profound knowledge, skills, and network. This second part is another ten weeks.
The 15 ECTS consists of three parts, each worth 5 ECTS, while the 30 ECTS comprises six parts, also valued at 5 ECTS each. The minor consists of a main mandatory part worth 5 ECTS, along with two optional parts that students can select based on their interests and skills. The minor can be customized to suit the educational preferences of the student, including the option to swap parts with other minors. For further details, please refer to the ‘Description of Tests and the Minimum Pass Rate’.

Leerdoelen

1. Provide a contribution to the design of the management control system aimed at managing, controlling, and monitoring an organization, such that the (strategic) goals are achieved.
2. Select and apply appropriate analysis methods to make the right decisions.
3. Finance professionals can translate practical questions in organizations based on critical analysis into a concrete knowledge need and answer these with realistic, feasible advice or designs (e.g., product, process, model), focusing on decision making that leads to improvement or renewal of practical situations.
4. Finance professionals are advisory. This means, among other things, that they are communicative in word / and writing, also in an international context. In addition, finance professionals are agile because they can reflect on their own actions and learning process and adjust their actions accordingly.

Ingangseisen

Intermediate English proficiency is required. Assignments may be submitted in Dutch if your main program also allows it. Prior knowledge is not necessary; the minor welcomes students starting from scratch. Final objectives/ competencies (summary)

Literatuur

Required Reading:
- Mastering Bitcoin – A. Antonopoulos (will be provided)
- Mastering Ethereum – A. Antonopoulos (will be provided)
- THUAS Blockchain Reader (will be provided)
- How to DeFi: Beginner – Darren Lau, Daryl Lau, Sze Jin Teh (will be provided)

- How to DeFi: Advanced – Lucius Fang, Benjamin Hor, Erina Azmi, Win Win Khor (will be provided)

All sources and videos presented per class on https://app.koios.world/en-us/courses/blockchain

Rooster

Teaching method(s):
Blended learning, classical education, individual and team assignments, presentations, portfolio's and reports. Tokenized education.
Study load:
▪ Web colleges at their own pace. Application of blended learning where students prepare the material at home and come to class to discuss the material. In addition, the homework assignments for the portfolio are related to the teaching material.
▪ Classes, Tutorials, plus Lectures from guest speakers.
▪ Intensive contact with industry, i.e., advisory report.
▪ Individual portfolio
▪ We strongly encourage ecosystem learning (on- and offline) via KOIOS.
▪ Minor is considered to be intensive but instructive by students.


An example student route for the first block has been calculated in the table below. This is the case for a student who follows the full Blockchain programme and doesn’t chose to replace parts wit the other optional parts.

Toetsing

First block (first 15 ECTS)
1. Main Portfolio: In the lessons, weekly tests are administered, of which four out of five must be passed. Students must not have missed more than three lessons and must pass at least four tests. Additionally, students will actively manage a portfolio in which theoretical knowledge and practical skills are tested. This part must be completed with a pass (pass/fail). It is a mandatory requirement for every student of the minor to complete in order to finish the minor. (5 ECTS)
2. Teach the Teacher: Students need to submit weekly video assignments, one video per week. In these assignments, students must explain a subject from that week's curriculum. It’s a "teach the teacher" assignment. This part needs to be passed (pass/fail). It is an optional route that students can take to earn 5 ECTS.
3. Growth Course: The growth course that we are offering requires students to submit a reflection report along with their weekly assignments upon completion. This part needs to be passed (pass/fail). This is an optional route that students can take to earn 5 ECTS.

4. Field Assignment: This assignment involves solving a real-life blockchain problem in a group format. The format of the output differs per assignment and assignment provider. Students must achieve a grade of 5.5 or above to pass this component. It is an optional route that students can take to earn 5 ECTS.

Second Block (Second 15 ECTS)
1. Main Portfolio: In the lessons, weekly tests are administered, of which four out of five must be passed. Students must not have missed more than three lessons and must pass at least four tests. Additionally, students will actively manage a portfolio in which theoretical knowledge and practical skills are tested. This part must be completed with a pass (pass/fail). It is a mandatory requirement for every student of the minor to complete in order to finish the minor. (5 ECTS)
2. Teach the Teacher: Students need to submit weekly video assignments, one video per week. In these assignments, students must explain a subject from that week's curriculum. It’s a "teach the teacher" assignment. This part needs to be passed (pass/fail). It is an optional route that students can take to earn 5 ECTS.
3. Growth Course: The growth course that we are offering requires students to submit a reflection report along with their weekly assignments upon completion. This part needs to be passed (pass/fail). This is an optional route that students can take to earn 5 ECTS. "Students who have already completed the growth course in the first block will enroll in the advanced program, while students who did not select it in the first block will be placed in the basic program.
4. Field Assignment: This assignment involves solving a real-life blockchain problem in a group format. The format of the output differs per assignment and assignment provider. Students must achieve a grade of 5.5 or above to pass this component. It is an optional route that students can take to earn 5 ECTS.

Optional: Students may also replace one of the optional parts of this minor with one of the optional parts of the "Trading Digital & Financial Assets" minor. For more information about these options, please refer to the minor description of this minor and discuss with the teachers.

Total Grade: Students can fully complete the minor and receive their full points, or they can receive partial points for each completed part.