Blockchain to Improve the World
Blockchain@UBC is a collaborative research cluster focusing on blockchain technology as one component of investigating the broader research question “How can emerging technologies be leveraged to benefit Canadians.”
As an emerging technology, there is no universally agreed definition of the blockchain, but it is often described as a distributed ledger that maintains a continually growing list of publicly accessible records secured from tampering and revision. Over time, the blockchain is said to create a persistent, immutable, and ever-growing public ledger that continually updates to represent the latest state.
Blockchain Summer Institute 2018
The partners at Blockchain@UBC are pleased to offer a second UBC Summer Open Source Blockchain Knowledge Building Initiative on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger technologies. The goal of this initiative is to provide upper undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline at UBC with advanced, specialized training in blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Students from other universities and industry partners may also apply. Topics to be covered are: basic blockchain architecture and operations, privacy, security and trust and Bitcoin/blockchains/DLTs, emerging international standards and use cases, technical knowledge on the Bitcoin, Ethereum and Hyperledger blockchain/DLTs, and understanding of blockchain and DLTs in social, economic, legal and political context.