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52355-01 - Seminar: Blockchain, Smart Contracts and Decentralized Finance 6 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2023
Angebotsmuster Jedes Frühjahrsem.
Dozierende Fabian Schär (f.schaer@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt In this seminar, students get an opportunity to delve deep into decentralized Blockchain applications and analyze financial protocols. Topics may include but are not limited to: Decentralized Exchanges, Stablecoin Protocols, Lending Protocols, Flash Loans, Smart Contract-based Asset Management Protocols, Token Economics, Decentralized Insurance Protocols, Systemic Risk Assessment, Self Sovereign Identities, Decentralized Derivatives, Blockchain-based Gaming Infrastructure. The students are expected to write a seminar paper and present their findings in the seminar.
Lernziele • You will get an understanding of Blockchain technology and smart contract platforms
• You will analyze innovative (financial) protocols and decentralized infrastructure
• You will learn how to obtain and analyze Blockchain data or how to perform a theoretical analysis
• You will be able to read smart contracts-based protocols
Literatur • Antonopoulos, Andreas M., and Gavin Wood (2018). Mastering ethereum: building smart contracts and dapps. O'Reilly Media.
• Schär, F. (2020). Decentralized Finance: On Blockchain-and Smart Contract-based Financial Markets. Available at SSRN 3571335.
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Teilnahmebedingungen Completed Bachelor in Business and Economics. The specific allocation criterion are:

The course 52354 Smart Contracts and Decentralized Blockchain Applications (Master) must have been taken.

Notes on requirements for scientific software:
LaTeX is required for all work.
R and Solidity programming skills (taught in the Smart Contracts and Decentralized Blockchain Applications course) are a plus and essential for certain topics.

The other generally applicable allocation criteria can be found here: https://wwz.unibas.ch/de/studium/master/masterseminare/
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung The application for this seminar is done centrally and online until January 9, 2023 with the Studiendekanat. The link to the online application form and more information can be found here: https://wwz.unibas.ch/de/studium/master/masterseminare/
The registration is binding. In case of non-participation after registration it will be noted as "nicht erschienen" in the transcript. For a break up after recieving a subject and title, there will be a "1.0" recorded.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall unregelmässig
Datum 21.02.2023 – 28.04.2023
Zeit Siehe Detailangaben
Datum Zeit Raum
Dienstag 21.02.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Individuelle Kick Off - Meetings mit den Teilnehmern
Donnerstag 27.04.2023 09.15-18.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S13 HG.35
Freitag 28.04.2023 10.15-18.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Module Modul: Preparation Master's Thesis in Business and Technology (Masterstudium: Business and Technology)
Modul: Preparation Master's Thesis in Finance and Money (Masterstudium: Finance and Money)
Modul: Research Design in Business and Economics (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Modul: Research Design in Finance, Controlling, Banking (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Modul: Research Design in Monetary Economics and Financial Markets (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Modul: Seminararbeiten (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2021))
Spezialisierungsmodul: Areas of Specialization in International and/or Monetary Economics (Masterstudium: International and Monetary Economics)
Leistungsüberprüfung Seminarleistung
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Grade based on presentation, discussion and final paper.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An- und Abmelden: Fakultät
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,1
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ, studiendekanat-wwz@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ