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MIS 5100X: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

(Dual-listed with MIS 4100X).
Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

The design and application aspects of blockchain technologies, cryptocurrencies, and the key value these technologies bring - distributed consensus and trust disintermediation. Study of how blockchain technology works with consideration to its potential disruptive impact on business and society. Key concepts include mining, hashing, proof-of-work, proof-of-stake, public key cryptography, smart contracts, and the double-spend problem. (Typically Offered: Fall)