This course will provide both theoretical background and hands-on experience on Blockchain applications. It is important for organizations to continuously anticipate on technological developments that disrupt or impact their businesses. Blockchain technology enables organizations to develop their business models and processes in a revolutionary way. The course is aimed at students and practitioners who are interested in the theory and practice of Blockchains.
Blockchains consist of dynamic shared ledgers that can be applied to save time when recording transactions between parties, remove costs associated with intermediaries, and reduce risks of fraud and tampering.
During the course we provide insight into the history on the development of Blockchain technology and explain important concepts like mining, smart contracts, transaction verification, virtual identity and more. Furthermore, an introduction to the Blockchain platforms available, such as Microsoft Blockhains, IBM Blockchains and Ethereum is given, and applications to practice are discussed, including examples given for different sectors such as finance, logistics, education and health.
A running Blockchain application will be demonstrated and used to provide hands-on experience during the course. In this running environment a basic processes will be executed via Blockchain technology.
Leo van Moergestel
This course is organised in a cooperation between the research groups Digital Smart Services and Process Innovation & Information Systems as well as the Institute for ICT.