poster cyber security and cryptocurrency1 (1)

Two-day Seminar

Day 1

9: 00      –  9: 30 am             Registration

9: 30      –  11: 00 am          Introduction to Cryptocurrencies

11:00    –  11: 30 am           Tea Break

11: 30   –  1:00 pm              How Crypto currencies Achieve Decentralization

1:00      –  2:00 pm              Lunch

2:00      –  3: 00 pm             Protocols of Cryptocurrency

3: 00     –  3: 30 pm             Tea Break

3: 30     –  5: 00 pm             How to Store and Use Crypto currencies

Day 2

9: 00   – 10:00 am      How many crypto currencies are there?

What is Crypto currency Mining?

10:00  – 11: 00 am    More about Block Chain

11:00  – 11: 30 am    Tea Break

11: 30 – 1:00 pm       Developing Cryptocurrency

1:00    – 2:00 pm       Lunch

2:00    – 3: 00 pm     Alternative Applications

3: 00   – 3: 30 pm     Tea Break

3: 30   – 5: 00 pm     Crypto currency Market Capitalization


Course Topics:

  1. Introduction to Cryptocurrencies
    Learn about cryptographic building blocks ("primitives") and reason about their security. Work through how these primitives can be used to construct simple cryptocurrencies.
  2. Block Chains

Learn what is a block chain and how to use it to achieve distributed ledgers.

  1. How Cryptocurrency Achieves Decentralization
    Learn Cryptocurrency's consensus mechanism and the reason for its security. Appreciate how security comes from a combination of technical methods and clever incentive engineering.
  2. Protocols of Cryptocurrency
    Learn how the individual components of the Cryptocurrency protocol make the whole system tick: transactions, script, blocks, and the peer-to-peer network.
  3. How to Store and Use Cryptocurrencies
    This week we'll explore how using Cryptocurrencies works in practice: different ways of storing Cryptocurrency keys, security measures, and various types of services that allow you to trade and transact with Cryptocurrencies.
  4. How many crypto currencies are there?

There is a large number of different cryptocurrencies with different levels of financial exposure.

  1. Cryptocurrency Mining
    We already know that Cryptocurrency relies crucially on mining. But who are the miners? How did they get into this? How do they operate? What's the business model like for miners? What impact do they have on the environment?
  2. Cryptocurrency and Anonymity
    Is Cryptocurrency anonymous? What does that statement even mean—can we define it rigorously? We'll learn about the various ways to improve Cryptocurrency's anonymity and privacy and learn about Cryptocurrency's role on the Silk Road and other hidden marketplaces.
  3. Community, Politics, and Regulation
    We'll look at all the ways that the world of Cryptocurrency and cryptocurrency technology touches the world of people. We'll discuss the community, politics within Cryptocurrency and the way that Cryptocurrency interacts with politics, and law enforcement and regulation issues.
  4. Alternative Mining

Not everyone is happy about how Cryptocurrency mining works: its energy consumption and the fact that it requires specialized hardware are major clinging points. This week we'll look at how mining can be re-designed in alternative cryptocurrencies.

Each topic is covered in a One and half-hour meeting for a total of 15 hours.