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#HYF: Introduction to Blockchain Technology

FinTech innovations create a paradigm shift and blockchain technology currently forms the basis of this shift. We offer you the opportunity to become part of this and ready you for a digital future.

Do you want to learn everything about Blockchain Technology and her socio-economic consequences? Then the Minors ‘Introduction to Blockchain (15 ECT)’ and 'Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies Business, Law & IT (30 ECT)' at the The Hague University are just what you need!

These Minors, with an average student rating of 9.9, are designed together with experts from the field and various companies. You can therefore immediately put your new knowledge into practice by solving a specific blockchain related issue of an organization. The theory lessons are provided by experts from the professional field and researchers from The Hague University. Classes are held on Thursday’s and Fridays, but are not mandatory.

The Minor also offers you the opportunity to expand your network through various events with (inter)national guest speakers (inhouse & outhouse events!). Moreover, the previous excelling students quickly found graduation assignments or part time jobs within the world of Blockchain. Perhaps interesting as well is the fact that we offer flexible additional routes which you can follow for free. Think Trading Bootcamps, Coding Bootcamps and Personal & Professional development tracks.

Of course you are not alone in this expedition! This minor runs via the KOIOS infrastructure, where field experts, researchers, organisations, fellow students and you meet up in online and offline environments. KOIOS also enables you to pick flexible routes, assignments, levels and makes education way more personal and social for you! For more general information, visit www.koios.online, for more information about the blockchain minor visit https://www.koios.online/blockchain-technology or click on the landing page:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/blockchain-minor-2020-powered-koios-dennis-ijlst/

Curious and in need of more info / want to get in contact? Dennis IJlst – d.ijlst@hhs.nl - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dennis-ijlst-%F0%9F%8C%90-a19387124/

Jordi Jansen - J.m.Jansen@hhs.nl - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordi-jansen-19797742/

Or find us in the Slack! http://bit.ly/koiosslack

 

#HYF - This minor is part of the Hacking Your Future concept. Three minors that have joined forces, focusing on teaching you new skills for the future. Your future. More information available on: https://hackingyourfuture.xyz

Leerdoelen

Fundamentals, also separately available as “introduction to blockchain” for 15 ECT’s.

During this period we describe the first two levels, offered via https://www.koios.online/blockchain-technology, so level 1 and level 2.

Main outcome of the multidisciplinary period A is that students are able to “explain at a detailed level which technological, financial and legal characteristics blockchain technology has and which socio-economic impact these characteristics have on a national and global scale. Topics per week:

Week 1 - 1.1 Ledger-nomics

Week 2 - 1.2 Blockchain - 1.3 Satoshi’s cheat - 1.4 Why care

Week 3 - 1.5 Money - 1.6 Ethereum - 1.7 Socio-Economic impact

Week 4 - 2.1 DLT - 2.2 Crypto-Flower

Week 5 - 2.3 Layers - 2.4 Players - 2.5 Hardware & Software

Week 6 - 2.6 Transactions, 2.7 Tokenizing Ecosystems

Exemplary topics:

- “All about Money”

- Open Financial Systems

- Decentralised Autonomous Organisations

- Governance

- Smart Contracting & algorithmic decision making

- Self-sovereign identity

- IoT, AI, Big Data (highlights)

- Innovation management

- Public & Private blockchains

- Crypto & Token Economics

- Network Effects & building ecosystems

- Layer Solutions

- Cyber Security & Risk Management

- Blockchain & Accounting (triple entry accounting or single entry accounting) 

Blockchain & Insurance

- Blockchain & Banking

- Blockchain & Trading Assets

- Blockchain in practice & use cases

LEARNING OUTCOMES (GENERAL)

1. Provide a contribution to the design of the management control system and / or information systems aimed at the management, control and monitoring of an organization, such that the (strategic) goals are achieved.

2. Selecting and applying appropriate analysis methods aimed at taking the right decisions by an organization.

3. Professionals can translate practical questions in organizations on the basis of a critical analysis into a concrete knowledge need and answer these with practical, feasible advice or designs (eg product, process, model), focusing on decision making that leads to improvement or renewal of practical situations .

4. Professionals are advisory. This means, among other things, that they are communicative in word / and writing, also in an international context.

Professionals are agile because they can reflect on their own actions and their own learning process and can adjust their actions accordingly.

Ingangseisen

Intermediate English. Assignments may be submitted in regional language (Dutch for example). Prior knowledge is not necessary, the Minor takes students from scratch. Basic knowledge in the form of project management, process control, strategy and IT give the student a possible lead.

Lessons and materials are in English, possibly the student needs to describe his/her motivation as well. Foreknowledge in period I is not necessary, the Minor takes students from basic operations to implementation procedures. Basic knowledge in the form of project management, process control, strategy and IT gives the student a possible lead.

Toetsing

1.    In the lessons, written tests are administered, of which five must be sufficiently completed (> 5.5). Students can earn 20 points per test, 100 in total, that account for 20% of the final grade (in short: each quiz point is 0,02 points on your final grade).

3.    Field assignment where students solve a real life blockchain problem . Form output differs per assignment. (40%)

 

All three parts must at least score higher than the standard >4.5 rule (in THB). Deviation is necessary because, on the one hand, sufficient understanding of each individual component is essential for the overall understanding of trading and managing digital assets and, on the other hand, because the Minor program is offered on a transboundary basis (where possibly other rules apply).

 

Total Grade

-        20% test, 40% portfolio, 40% field assignment

-        Testing usually takes place during the 9th week of the block, while the resit is offered during the 10th week of the next block. MPC quizzes are weekly during the first 6 weeks.

-        Bonus: n/a

Literatuur

Required Reading:

- Mastering Bitcoin

– A. Antonopoulos (will be provided)

- Mastering Ethereum

– A. Antonopoulos (will be provided)

- THUAS Blockchain Reader (will be provided) All is presented per class on https://www.koios.online/blockchain-technology

 

Recommended Literature

  • Literature and many other sources. Literature list:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1S0VHk1Qm_Oh2Ev5nnja2hDjIhwxk2zQSA_O67U4eO4U/edit?usp=sharing

Rooster

Total amount of lecturing hours is a maximum of 12 hours per week in period I and 12 hours for period II per specialisation. Students may follow multiple specialisations or other extracurricular activities. Classes aren’t always mandatory (you are allowed to miss 3 classes, but it might depend on the specialisation and lecturer is allowed to deviate). Keep in mind that MPC-exams are given during class, as described below. Many hours are assigned to the portfolio and the final assignment. High combination with real experience in the field ("if you want to learn how to ride a bike, you need to hop and make some mileage on the road")