Course Name: 

Blockchain Technologies and Applications – Decentralization and Smart Contracts (IT832) (2020 Curriculum)


M.Tech (IT)


Elective Courses (Ele)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3


Theories of Cryptocurrency, Block chain and Distribution Systems. Understanding the emerging abstract models doe Block chain and Bitcoin Security, Application of block Chain, Byzantine fault tolerance, Security of Blockchain and decentralized schemes, attacks on Block Chain systems, Light weight protocols and algorithms based on block chain, block Chain Based IoT solutions, Block chain in crowdsourcing and crowdsensing, Block chain in Cyber Physical Systems, Block chain in Social Networking, block chain in 5G, Block Chain in edge and Cloud Computing, Block chain and Trust managements, Business Model destruction/creation caused by Block chain, Business value of blockchain.


Arvind Narayanan, Joseph Bonneau, Edward Felten, Andrew Miller, and Steven Goldfeder. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies: a comprehensive introduction. Priceton University Press 2016.
Dac-Nhuong Le, Gulshan. Cryptocurrencies and Block Cahin and Applications, Decentralization and Smart Contracts, Wiley Publications.
Joseph Bonneau et al, SoK: Research perspectives and challenges for Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, IEEE Symposium on security and Privacy, 2015 (article available for free download) {curtain raiser kind of generic article, written by seasoned experts and pioneers}.
J.A. Garay et al, The bitcoin backbone protocol – analysis and applications EUROCRYT 2015 LNCS VOL 9057, (VOLII), pp 281-310. Serious beginning of discussions related to formal models for bitcoin protocols.
R. Pass et al, Analysis of Blockchain protocol in Asynchronous networks, EUROCRYPT 2017, A significant progress and consolidation of several principles.
R. Pass et al, Fruitchain, a fair blockchain, PODC 2017.


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