Das Thema Blockchain polarisiert und hat sich in letzter Zeit zu einem Medienhype entwickelt. So sehen viele die Blockchain-Technologie entweder als eine Allzweckwaffe, zu der aber nur wenige einen Zugang haben, oder als eine Hacker-Technologie für geheime Geschäfte im Darknet. Dadurch sind diejenigen, die sich für das Thema interessieren, gezwungen sich für oder gegen die Blockchain-Technologie zu entscheiden. Dabei liegt die Innovation der Blockchain-Technologie in ihrer erfolgreichen Zusammensetzung bereits vorhandener Ansätze: dezentrale Netzwerke, Kryptographie und Konsensfindungsalgorithmen.

Im Rahmen des Kurses werden wir Ihnen helfen, Ihren eigenen Standpunkt zur Blockchain-Technologie zu finden und aufzeigen welche Eigenschaften wirklich innovativ und welche nichts weiter als ein Hype sind.

Self-paced since July 16, 2018
Language: Deutsch
Advanced, Beginner, Cybersecurity, Internet

Course information

English version below.
Teile dieses Kurses wurden maschinell von deutsch auf englisch übersetzt.

Der Begriff „Blockchain“ ist in letzter Zeit zu einem Schlagwort geworden, aber nur wenige wissen, was sich genau dahinter verbirgt.

Das Thema Blockchain polarisiert und hat sich in letzter Zeit zu einem Medienhype entwickelt. So sehen viele die Blockchain-Technologie entweder als eine Allzweckwaffe, zu der aber nur wenige einen Zugang haben, oder als eine Hacker-Technologie für geheime Geschäfte im Darknet. Dadurch sind diejenigen, die sich für das Thema interessieren, gezwungen sich für oder gegen die Blockchain-Technologie zu entscheiden. Dabei liegt die Innovation der Blockchain-Technologie in ihrer erfolgreichen Zusammensetzung bereits vorhandener Ansätze: dezentrale Netzwerke, Kryptographie und Konsensfindungsalgorithmen.

Im Rahmen des Kurses werden wir Ihnen helfen, Ihren eigenen Standpunkt zur Blockchain-Technologie zu finden und aufzeigen, welche Eigenschaften wirklich innovativ und welche nichts weiter als ein Hype sind.

In der ersten Woche schauen wir uns die Architektur und die Funktionsweise der Blockchain-Technologie an. Mit diesen Kenntnissen ausgerüstet werden wir anschließend die Stärken und Herausforderungen analysieren. In der zweiten Woche besprechen wir die Einsatzmöglichkeiten und Einsatzbereiche sowie einzelne bekannte Projekte der Blockchain-Technologie.

Inhalt:

  • Einführung
  • Geschichte
  • P2P-Netzwerke und Kryptographie
  • Blockchain-Architektur
  • Stärken und Herausforderungen
  • Arten der Blockchain
  • Einsatzmöglichkeiten (Colored coins, smart contracts, usw.)
  • Projekte und Einsatzbereiche

Eckdaten zum Kurs:

  • Kurssprache: Deutsch
  • Kursstart: 2. Juli 2018
  • Kursende: 16. Juli 2018
  • Kursdauer: 2 Wochen
  • Arbeitsaufwand: 3-6 Stunden pro Woche

Vorausgesetzte Kenntnisse:

  • Allgemeine IT-Kenntnisse
  • Logisches und konstruktives Denken

Kursniveau:

  • Grundlagen

Zielgruppe:

  • Alle, die sich für die Grundlagen der Blockchain-Technologie interessieren

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English Version

Parts of this course have been machine translated from German to English.

The term "blockchain" has recently become a buzzword, but only a few people know exactly what is behind it.

The blockchain topic polarizes and has recently developed into a media hype. Many people see blockchain technology either as an all-purpose weapon to which only a few have access, or as a hacker technology for secret business in darknet. As a result, those interested in the subject are forced to decide for or against blockchain technology. The innovation of blockchain technology lies in its successful combination of existing approaches: decentralized networks, cryptography and consensus-building algorithms.

During the course, we will help you find your own point of view on blockchain technology and show you which features are really innovative and which are nothing more than a hype.

In the first week we will take a look at the architecture and functionality of the blockchain technology. Equipped with this knowledge, we will then analyze the strengths and challenges of blockchain technology. In the second week we will discuss the possible applications and areas of application as well as individual known projects of the Blockchain technology.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Blockchain history
  • P2P networks and cryptography
  • Blockchain architecture
  • Strengths and challenges of blockchain technology
  • Types of blockchain
  • Possible applications (Colored coins, smart contracts, etc.)
  • Projects and areas of application

Course Information:

  • Course language: German
  • Course start: July 2, 2018
  • End of course: 16 July 2018
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Workload: 3-6 hours per week

Pre-requisite knowledge:

  • General IT knowledge
  • Logical and constructive thinking

Course level:

  • Basics

Course contents

  • Woche 1:

    In der ersten Kurswoche lernen wir die Architektur und die Funktionsweise der Blockchain-Technologie, sowie deren Stärken und Herausforderungen kennen.
  • Woche 2:

    In Woche zwei wird auf Einsatzmöglichkeiten und Einsatzbereiche sowie einzelne bekannte Projekte der Blockchain-Technologie eingegangen.
  • Abschlussprüfung

  • I like, I wish

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This course is offered by

Tatiana Gayvoronskaya

Tatiana Gayvoronskaya (Master of Science in Business Computing, 2013) has been worked in research on blockchain technology, identity management and IT security at the HPI since 2016. Her professional and research experience includes technical aspects of the blockchain technology with its possibilities and challenges as well as its public awareness. She has investigated how companies and the public are familiar with the technology, where they get their insights and how they use them. Together with Prof Dr. Christoph Meinel, she has already developed and implemented a MOOC on the OpenHPI platform on the topic of blockchain, which was heled in July 2018. The survey previously issued by Tatiana Gayvoronskaya and Prof Dr. Christoph Meinel was the basis for the MOOC. With this experience, she supported and accompanied another course on the topic in 2019.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel

Christoph Meinel (Univ. Prof., Dr. sc. nat., Dr. rer. nat., *1954) is CEO and Director of the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbH (HPI) at the University of Potsdam.

Christoph Meinel is full professor (C4) for computer science at the HPI at the University of Potsdam, and holds there the chair of Internet Technologies and Systems. He was the founding dean of the first private faculty of Germany, the Digital Engineering faculty of the university of Potsdam.

He teaches courses on IT Systems Engineering in the Bachelor and Master Degree programs on digital engineering of the HPI and on design thinking at the HPI D-School. He is the author of various interactive online courses at the MOOC platform openHPI.de which was and is developed and operated by his team. His research focus is currently on knowledge and educational technologies, security engineering, and AI. He is also active in innovation research and design thinking. Earlier scientific work concentrated on efficient algorithms and complexity theory.

Christoph Meinel is author or co-author of 19 books, many anthologies, as well as numerous conference proceedings. He has more than 700 (peer-reviewed) papers published in scientific journals and international conferences, and holds a number of international patents. He has supervised and supervises many master and doctoral students, more than 70 have already successfully defended their doctoral theses.
He is a member of the National German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), director of the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Program, member of the board of governors of the Technion in Haifa, visiting professor among others at the TU Beijing, and member of numerous scientific committees and supervisory boards. Together with Larry Leifer he was program director of the HPI Stanford Design Thinking Program and serious editor of the Springer serious “Understanding Innovation”. Since 2012 Christoph Meinel has developed the MOOC platform openHPI which is meanwhile used by various partners (SAP, WHO, KI-Campus, …) and counts more than 15 Mio. learner enrollments. In the years 2016-2021 he has developed the HPI Schul-Cloud which meanwhile is used in more than 4.000 schools all over Germany. For many years he offers the HPI ID Leak Checker service which is frequently used by 16 Mio. users. He was the founder of the scientific journal ECCC and in the years 1994-2016 its editor-in-chief.