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Blockchain and its applications

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Interdisciplinary Learning CoursesBlockchain and its applications

Exponential technologies are those in which, in a very short time, the number of application cases, and therefore the benefit of their use, increases exponentially. Is Blockchain one of those exponential technologies?

Commerce is the economic activity that consists of the transfer and exchange of goods and services (assets) between people or between other entities in the economy. Since the existence of commerce, the transactions generated on the assets, that is, the purchase, sale and/or movement of the same, have been recorded in different media: the master book. Master books that with the passing of time have gone through different formats and have ended up digitized in databases in information systems. Each entity/company has its own master book that reflects its 'truth' of the transaction. This isolation generates many inefficiencies in an increasingly complex, internationalized trade, more connected by the Internet, where companies exchange assets even virtually, making a greater number of interactions and with an increasingly global impact.

The first blockchain was conceptualized by a person (or group of people) known as Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. The design was implemented the following year by Nakamoto as a core component of the bitcoin of cryptocurrency, where it serves as a public ledger for all network transactions.

If you come to the course, we will see if this young technology that is currently 12 years old can help entities, companies and the social sector to gain exponential efficiency in this world that is hyperconnected by the Internet.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what Blockchain is for, what problem it will solve.
  • Understand what is Blockchain.
  • Know how to establish a solution with Blockchain.
  • .Understand the impact it has on us as people, how it affects us
  • See different areas of application of Blockchain.

Contents of the Subject

Blockchain and its applications

  • 1. Introduction and organization of the subject.
  • 2. History of the transformation of commerce in the last 100 years.
  • 3. Identify and design an application case.
  • 4. What is Blockchain, its characteristics and its main components.
  • 5. Business structures and the value chain.
  • 6. The birth of business ecosystems.
  • 7. Advance the application case, define the ecosystem and associated transactions between members.
  • 8. Why Blockchain is important. Usage examples.
  • 9. Public Networks, Permitted Networks, Private Networks.
  • 10. The technologies that support Blockchain.
  • 11. We build the solution (I).
  • 12. We build the solution (2).
  • 13. We build the solution (3).
  • 14. What professionals work with Blockchain? What skills must you have?
  • 15. Presentation of cases, winners and closure of the course.


Elisa Martin Garijo Professor of Blockchain and its applications

Elisa Martin Garijo