The blockchain course of the Swiss university SUPSI
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The blockchain course of the Swiss university SUPSI

By Marco Cavicchioli - 9 Nov 2019

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The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) will teach a course on blockchain, cryptocurrencies and decentralised technologies. 

The master is called “MAS in Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Decentralized Technologies” and is based on four main modules that cover the basics of these technologies:

  • Introduction to Blockchain,
  • Development of smart contracts and use cases,
  • Crowdfunding and regulation,
  • Decentralised technologies. 

The course was developed by the Department of Innovative Technologies of SUPSI in collaboration with Eidoo, it is supported by the European Digital Chamber of Commerce, and is aimed at all graduates with professional experience in the ICT field.

The blockchain development sector is considered to be one of the most promising and rapidly evolving sectors, not only with regard to cryptocurrencies but also for many other use cases. 

This new emerging sector is defined as that of “decentralised technologies” because it rejects the traditional use of intermediaries in an attempt to offer new types of guarantees to users so as to give them complete control and transparency.

The master, which lasts one and a half academic years, aims to provide future professionals in the sector with in-depth training to become experts on these new technologies, deemed capable of changing all aspects of the digital economy, including commercial activities, health care, education, entertainment and communication. 

The first module, lasting 120 hours, will lay the foundations for the financial and cryptographic concepts of blockchain and cryptocurrencies

The second, dedicated to smart contracts and lasting 240 hours, will provide students with the tools needed to design and develop decentralised applications. 

The third module, lasting 84 hours and dedicated to crowdfunding and regulation, will address the regulatory challenges of these new markets, and in particular, those related to the activity of regulators, who are facing a new sector that is not yet fully regulated. 

The last module, dedicated to decentralised technologies and lasting 96 hours, will provide an overview of the sector, how the various elements interact with each other, and the opportunities it offers. 

Marco Cavicchioli
Marco Cavicchioli

Class 1975, Marco teaches web-technologies and is an online writer specializing in cryptocurrencies. He founded ilBitcoin.news, and his YouTube channel has more than 11 thousand subscribers.

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