Subjects in Blockchain Technology (SBT)

Course content

Blockchain gained much popularity due to the growing interest in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. However, the potential of blockchain technology is not limited to cryptocurrencies, and expands to a variety of smart contracts. Some believe it has the potential to revolutionize the world just like the internet did.

We will engage in learning on the new developments in the area of blockchain and the majority of the work would be implementing a prototype to solve a real world problem using blockchain technology (such as the Ethereum network or R3 Corda).

The students will gain hands-on experience with implementing a solution on a chosen blockchain platform. We look for diversified groups of participants from different disciplines (such as business, economics, mathematics, engineering, etc) as the project will depend equally on the technology and  usability of the solutions.   

Learning outcome

Knowledge of

  • A distributed ledger (= blockchain) platform supporting executing programs ("smart contracts") such as Ethereum or Corda
  • Important characteristics of and corresponding techniques for implementing distributed ledgers

  • Potential of distributed ledger technology for solving real-world problems

Skills to 

  • Design, analyze, implement and test smart contract code on a state-of-the-art distributed ledger platform
  • Set up and deploy prototoype smart contract code on a distributed ledger test system
  • Analyze suitability of applications for implementation on a particular distributed ledger system


Competences to

  • Design basic distributed ledger based solutions to real-world problems

  • Produce rapid prototypes of distributed ledger applications

  • Write up and present findings of a group project

4 days of intensive lectures, and supervision of a group project with weekly status assessments .


Will be published before the start of the course.

Interested students can read the following in advance

Information about a few of the generalised ledgers:


Some programming experience in e.g. Python or Java is useful but not required.

7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Oral examination, 20min (no preparation)
Group report based on the group project.

Part-examinations (written and oral examination) are not weighted, an overall assesment is provided for the part-examinations.
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal examiners
Criteria for exam assessment

See Learning Outcome

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 30
  • Preparation
  • 55
  • Project work
  • 120
  • Exam
  • 1
  • English
  • 206