185.A94 Seminar in Distributed Systems (Cryptocurrencies)
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar

Learning outcomes

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

Subject of course


  • Cryptographical foundations
  • Blockchain technologies
  • selected crypto currencies
  • Money and money policies

Teaching methods

  • Proof of Work: reading and written summaries of selected literature
  • Collection of interesting questions for the topics of the week
  • Presentation of selected topics
  • Plenary discussion of the topics

Mode of examination


Additional information

Ects Breakdown

 1 h first meeting
20 h seminar attendance (10 x 2h)
50 h preparation for discussion (10 x 5h)
4 h preparation of presentations
75 h = 3 Ect

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: https://www.tuwien.at/fileadmin/Assets/dienstleister/Datenschutz_und_Dokumentenmanagement/Plagiarism.pdf



Course dates

Thu17:00 - 19:0005.03.2020EI 4 Reithoffer HS Vorbesprechung

Examination modalities

  • Quality of weekly written summaries
  • presentation
  • participation in the discussions

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
24.02.2020 13:00 04.03.2020 23:55 04.03.2020 23:55

Registration modalities:

Das Seminar wird zusammen mit 183.671 Seminar aus Security (Kryptowährungen) abgehalten. Bitte dort anmelden!