183.671 Seminar on security (crypto currencies)
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the concepts behind cryptocurrencies like consensus mechanisms. They are able to explain relevant terms and asses cryptocurrencies on a technological level.

Subject of course


  • Consensus mechanisms
  • Selected crypto currencies
  • Interoperability
  • Stablecoins

Teaching methods

Every student

  • produces Proofs of Work: read and summarize selected literature
  • produces slides with an audio track on one of the topics
  • works out interesting questions on the topics covered
  • watches the presentations of the others
  • participates in the discussions on the topics in the forum and answers questions from others

Mode of examination


Additional information

ECTS Breakdown

 1 h first meeting
10 h viewing of the presentations (20 x 0.5h)
50 h summary of topics + forum discussions (5 x 10h)
14 h preparation of own presentation
75 h = 3 ECTS
Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Wed16:00 - 18:0010.03.2021 - 26.05.2021 Tuwel (LIVE)online
Seminar on security (crypto currencies) - Single appointments
Wed10.03.202116:00 - 18:00 Tuwelonline
Wed24.03.202116:00 - 18:00 Tuwelonline
Wed14.04.202116:00 - 18:00 Tuwelonline
Wed28.04.202116:00 - 18:00 Tuwelonline
Wed12.05.202116:00 - 18:00 Tuwelonline
Wed26.05.202116:00 - 18:00 Tuwelonline

Examination modalities

  • Quality of written summaries
  • slides with audio track
  • participation in the forum discussions

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
22.02.2021 13:00 10.03.2021 23:55 10.03.2021 23:55

Registration modalities

Die Vergabe der Pätze erfolgt unter den bei der Vorbesprechung Anwesenden in der Reihenfolge der Anmeldung.




Previous knowledge

Basics of blockchain


  • Attendance Required!