INSE 6615: Blockchain Technology (Winter 2023)
Blended course with online lectures
Occasional in-person sessions: Tues, 13h15m, Hall Building 670

Course Outline

The offical course outline is available here.


This course has no formal prerequisites. It will involve a little cryptography, which will be taught as if you have not taken 6110, and a little programming of short smart contracts (10s of lines of code). Students from quality engineering or other departments welcome.


The lectures are based, in part, on the following textbook. It is not required but may be useful for further reading. Exams and assignments will be based on what is presented during the lectures, with the textbooks providing additional detail and formalization.

Assignments and Exams

Assignments are to be submitted via EAS. Please ensure you have an ENCS user account. See the assignment itself for the late policy. A previous midterm exam and final exam are available. Note the questions will be completely different (not variations on these). Finally, two previous class projects became published papers available (in final form) here and here.

* The time and date of the final exam is selected by the university (not by me). The date cannot be moved due to travel plans; I recommend you do not make travel plans until the date is finalized.


A lecture marked by a star will include an in-person session (at 13h15m) in Hall Building 670. The lecture notes (as a single PDF) can be downloaded here. A list of errors in the course notes is here. The SimpleStorage contract code from Lecture 24 can be downloaded here.