Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

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Develop your skills in blockchain and cryptocurrency

A follow up course to Introduction to Blockchain, explore how blockchain can be applied in healthcare, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cybersecurity contexts.

This course may be stacked into a Master degree. 


Key facts

Course category
Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity, Master Microcredentials, Security and Risk

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Introduction to Blockchain
Digital Credential

Why this course?

This microcredential builds on skills acquired in Introduction to Blockchain and will give you skills in blockchain architecture and further applications of the technology. 


Together with its companion course, this microcredential can be stacked into a subject for potential advanced standing in the Master of Cybersecurity. 

Course content

Topics include:

  • Consensus mechanisms
  • Proof of work
  • Proof of stake
  • Blockchain architecture
  • Applications of blockchain
  • Security, privacy and governance of blockchain.

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a digital credential and earn 10 credit points that can be accumulated with its partner course, 'Introduction to Blockchain', to stack into  ‘The Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies (CSE5BCC), a subject within the Master of Cybersecurity. 

You’ll learn:

This microcredential builds on concepts learned in Introduction to Blockchain, and will equip you with skills :

  • To evaluate security measures in distributed ledgers for risk minimisation
  • To analyse transactions and operations on blockchains and smart contracts required to plan more robust financial systems
  • To assess the commercial and legal environments needed for cryptocurrency start-ups to ensure business success.

Your study experience

The course is delivered live, online over 4 weeks.  The total expected time commitment for this course is 80 hours.

The assessment for this course comprises:

  • Technical report (40%)
  • Blockchain startup challenge (60%). 


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