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.

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

  • Proof of Work: read and summarize selected literature
  • Work on interesting questions for the topics
  • Presentations by participants
  • Discussion of the topics

Mode of examination


Additional information

ECTS Breakdown

 1 h first meeting
10 h seminar attendance (5 x 2h)
50 h preparation for discussion (5 x 10h)
14 h preparation of presentations
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 in Distributed Systems (Cryptocurrencies) - 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
  • presentation
  • participation in the discussions

Course registration

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

Registration modalities

Das Seminar wird zusammen mit 183.671 Seminar aus Security (Kryptowährungen) abgehalten und besitzt eine gemeinsame Anmeldung mit diesem. Die Anmeldung ist dort ab 22.2., 13:00, möglich.





Previous knowledge

Basics of blockchain


  • Attendance Required!