Summer course at the University of Cantabria
July 14 and 15, 2016
"Bitcoin and Blockchain Technologies: the FinTech Disruption" is the first summer course on Bitcoin and Blockchain technologies organized at a public Spanish university. The students in this course will acquire the basic knowledge to enter the world of cryptocurrencies, and, in particular, of Bitcoin. The course will also explore the basic features of Blockchain systems and the possible applications of this new technology.
The course consists of 4 theoretic modules:
The course is aimed at professionals in the technology and / or financial sectors, entrepreneurs, students of any discipline and, in general, anyone interested in learning the basics of this technology and the opportunities it offers. As this is an introductory course, no specific knowledge is required.
July 14 and 15, 2016
Aula 9 of the Law Faculty.
University of Cantabria.
Avda. Los Castros, s/n. Santander.
The course includes 7 hours of classes. More details in the schedule
In the workshops we will learn to perform our first transactions with Bitcoin. Must bring a smartphone, tablet or laptop
The classes will be taught in Spanish
Enrollment is handled through the web site of the University of Cantabria Summer Courses (Spanish):
Registration period: May 13 till July 13, 2016.
Full Stack Developer. Actively involved in the research and dissemination of Bitcoin/Blockchain technologies. Organizer of the Bitcoin Santander Meetup group.
Quantitative researcher in algorithmic trading. Bitcoin and fintech enthousiast since 2012. Ph.D., University of Cantabria.
Data scientist. Researcher in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Ph.D., University of Cantabria.
We will learn the role of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin in the history of electronic money, and its relationship to traditional currencies. We will get to know the fundamental protocol that allows to exchange value digitally through Bitcoin. We will study the work of Bitcoin miners and the role of cryptography to guarantee the authenticity of all transactions. In the workshop we will learn to use Bitcoin in practice on a mobile device or computer.
Finishes at 16:45.
We will study the details of the Blockchain technology and see how it can be used for digital, secure and transparent exchange of value and information. The workshop will review some of the more advanced applications of Bitcoin and blockchains, and we will finish the course with an overview of current Blockchain technologies and their future applications.
Finishes at 14:45.