Crypto Currencies, the Blockchain, and Smart Contracts
The course covers all aspects of crypto currencies: Bitcoin and other currencies, smart contracts and applications of the blockchain.
- CS251 is a 3-unit course with required two lectures per week, four programming projects, and homework assignments.
- CS251p is a 1-unit lab that includes an additional one hour hands-on lab with Bitcoin applications. (Application Form).
To sign up for CS251p, please fill out this Application Form.
|CS251 Lectures:||Monday, Wednesday: 3-4:20pm, Gates B03|
|CS251p Lab:||Monday: 4:30-5:20pm, Gates 505|
|Sections:||Friday: 3:30-4:20pm, Gates B03.|
|CA mailing list:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
The final exam: [pdf]
Students may take the final at either one of the following two dates:
- Option 1: (scheduled) Wed., 12/9, 3:30-5:30pm, building 320 room 105
- Option 2: (alternate) Tue., 12/8, 3:30-5:30pm, Shriram room 104
For remote SCPD students: Please email the TAs with your email address, the email address of your SCPD monitor if you have one, and which day you would like to take the exam. We will email a pdf to you which you should print, complete, and email back to us. Hold on to your completed exam until you receive confirmation. Note that if you are local to the bay area, you must come to one of the two exam slots, unless you contact us in advance.
Homework #1: [pdf]
Homework #2: [pdf]
Homework #3: [pdf]
Project #0: Initiate Bitcoin transactions using bitcoinj
Project #1: Experiment with mining strategies
Project #2: Explore the block chain
Project #3: Smart contracts