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
Language: Deutsch
Advanced, Beginner, 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

Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel

Professor Dr. Christoph Meinel (Univ. Prof., Dr. sc. nat., Dr. rer. nat., 1954) is Scientific Director and CEO of the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbH (HPI) . He is a full professor (C4) for computer science and holds a chair at HPI on Internet Technologies and Systems . His areas of research focus on future Internet technologies, in particular Information Security, Web 3.0: Semantic Web, Social and Service Web, as well as on innovative Internet applications, especially in the domains of e-learning, tele-teaching and tele-medicine. Besides, he is scientifically active in the field of innovation research Design Thinking. His earlier research work concentrated on the theoretical foundation of computer science in the areas of computational complexity and the design of efficient (OBDD-based) algorithms and data structures.

Christoph Meinel teaches in the Bachelor and Master courses in IT-Systems Engineering and at the HPI School of Design Thinking. He is honorary professor at the Computer Sciences School at Beijing University of Technology, visiting professor at Shanghai University in China, and a senior research fellow at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg. Since 2008, together with Larry Leifer from Stanford University, he is program director of the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Program. Since 2010, he chairs the Steering Committee of the HPI Future SOC lab.

Christoph Meinel is author/co-author of 10 books and 4 anthologies, as well as editor of various conference proceedings. More than 400 of his papers have been published in high-profile scientific journals and at international conferences. His high-security solution Lock-Keeper is internationally patented and licensed by Siemens AG. His tele-TASK system provides an innovative mobile system for recording and Internet broadcasting lectures and presentations used in many universities all-over the world. The virtual tele-lab for Internet Security provides the possibility to get hands-on experiences in practical issues of Internet and information security. The recently developed tele-Board supports remote work of creative teams.

Christoph Meinel is a member of acatech, the German academy of sciences and engineering. He is chairman of the German IPv6 council and of the advisory board of UTD Meraka in South Africa, and a member of the SAP Security Advisory Board. In 2006, he hosted together with Hasso Plattner the first German "National IT-Summit" of the German Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel. From 1998 to 2002 he was the founder and CEO of the Research Lab "Institute for Telematics" in Trier. Christoph Meinel is chief editor of the scientific electronic journals ECCC - Electronic Colloquium on Computational Complexity and ECDTR - Electronic Colloquium on Design Thinking Research , the IT-Gipfelblog , and the tele-TASK archive.

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.