Jun 2023
Register by Jun 12 2023
3 weeks
Certificate of achievement
Credits: 3 ECTS
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Start: Jun 19 End: Jul 09
Register by Jun 12 2023
Language: English
780 €

Course information

This course is an Introduction to Blockchains, Cryptocurrencies, and Smart Contracts. The course focuses on the crypto actif system and its interconnected components: cryptocurrency, blockchain, network nodes, and the Proof-of-Work miners. Students will discover the general principle of Bitcoin as well as its technical infrastructure (Blockchain, mining, protocol). On a practical level, the functioning of a wallet will be explained from the opening to the simple orders. The course also explores Decentralized Finance (DeFi): decentralized exchanges, automated market makers, non-fungible tokens (NFT) and their potential real-life applications.

  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Live online sessions: each week, live sessions will be organised with the professor
  • Autonomous work (with and without interaction with the professor): around 15 hours each week

If you enroll before April 30, you will benefit 15% discount.

  • Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies & Smart Contracts: Who is this course for?

    ESSCA Online Campus Summer/Winter School is aimed at anyone who wants to:

    • Learn about the technology and concepts behind digital currencies, decentralized systems, and the creation and trade of non-fungible tokens
    • Learn about how these technologies work, their potential uses and implications, and how to analyze and evaluate different projects and applications in the field.


    • First-year university (or similar) studies completed in any discipline.
    • English proficiency: Conversational (level B2 Common European Framework: CEFR).
  • What is the content of this program?

    This course is a mix of synchronous, asynchronous and autonomous preparation. Live sessions will be recorded but your presence in the live sessions is mandatory.

    Time zone for live sessions: Central European Time (CET).

    During your course, you will attend each week live sessions with the professor.

    A new paradigm from Currencies to Cryptocurrencies

    • The World Of Currencies
    • Cryptocurrency & Bitcoin
    • How it spreads in the public and professional world (ICO, DAO, LC)

    The Essentials of Blockchain Technology

    • The Blockchain Cyberspace
    • The Essentials of Blockchain Technology
    • Smart Contracts & Blockchain Implementation
    • Blockchain Scalability

    Decentralised Finance

    • WEB 3.0
    • DeFi Ecosystem vs. traditional finance
    • Evaluating DeFi
    • Non-Fungible-Token (NFT)
  • How will this program benefit my career?

    You will:

    • Plan a cryptocurrency project (ICO, DAO, Local crypto-currency) by using a business plan with defined criteria
    • Have a practical approach to how blockchains operate, familiarize themselves with Defi and get to know how it is applied in real-world situations.
    • Interact with a live DEFI protocol (Decentralized Exchange, lending protocol) on the Ethereum test network and perform a set of tasks such as lend/borrowing funds, use automated Market Maker protocol
  • How to apply?

    Practical information

    • Duration: 3 weeks
    • Live online sessions: each week live sessions will be organised with the professor
    • Autonomous work (with and without interaction with the professor): around 15 hours each week
    • Minimum number of participants to open the course: 5 students

    Transfer Credit

    If you wish to transfer ESSCA Online Campus academic credit, obtain written approval from the dean or adviser at your home institution prior to your registration at ESSCA Online Campus. Such approval is for your protection only; it is not required by Summer/Winter School at ESSCA Online Campus, which cannot approve credits for transfer. We will provide transcript to have grades sent to your home institution.

  • What documents are required to apply for this program?
    • ID / Passport / Student ID
    • English proficiency document signed by a professor (provided by ESSCA) or English test results (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, Duolingo)
    • Diploma (graduate students)/ Unofficial transcript (undergraduate: junior & senior year)
    • Most recent transcripts of records (and official translations to English or French)
    • Letter(s) of recommendation (optional)
    • CV / Resume (optional)
I discovered the need for companies to adapt to generations and get them to work together for the company’s objective.
Luis Alfonso Cárdenas Mateus
I learned more about other cultures and languages and that everyone is different and unique. I also learned to sharpen my communication skills because we are encouraged to do presentations which has increased my public speaking ability.
Grace Helda Nikijuluw

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