Blockchain is considered to be one of the most impactful and revolutionary technological innovations enabling financial asset transfers without intermediation. In a society where contracts, transactions, and records play a central role in the governance of economic, political, and legal systems, Blockchain offers an open distributed ledger that has the potential to record transactions between two parties in an efficient, permanent, and verifiable manner. Thus, learning to interact with this complex technology is vital to understanding supervisory challenges in this fast-paced environment of digital finance.
Accordingly, this course aims to provide participants with a hands-on understanding of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), including their mechanisms and potential. The course introduces the core ideas of DLT and Blockchain, exploring its economic rationale and basic technological features such as security, record-keeping, consensus mechanisms and smart contracts. Furthermore, participants will be exposed to different consensus mechanisms, with their advantages and risks. The course also covers the legal and operational issues of Blockchain-based systems.
Through pre-recorded lectures and tutorials, participants will acquire hands-on and practical knowledge of DLT, allowing them to read through DLT public information and interact with DLT-based protocols/application.
To learn the basic principles that build the foundation of DLT and Blockchain.
To observe and interact with the technology behind the Ethereum blockchain. This involves extracting valuable insights from Ethereum and performing basic tasks in the ecosystem.
To will delve into issues surrounding the enforceability of smart contracts and legal risks presented by the operation of blockchain networks and DeFI DAO.