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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Blockchain and its Applications

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam


In the last few years, Blockchain technology has generated massive interest among governments, enterprises, and academics, because of its capability of providing a transparent, secured, tamper-proof solution for interconnecting different stakeholders in a trustless setup. In January 2021, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeiTY), Government of India, published the first draft of the "National Strategy on Blockchain" that highlights 17 potential applications that are of national interest. Against this backdrop, this subject will cover the basic design principles of Blockchain technology and its applications over different sectors. Additionally, the course also provides tutorials on setting up blockchain applications using one of the well-adopted permissionless blockchain platforms - Ethereum, and one permissioned blockchain platform - Hyperledger.PRE-REQUISITE: Computer Networks; Operating Systems; Cryptography and Network Security.INDUSRTY SUPPORT: IBM; HPE; Intel; Any startups working on Blockchain.INTENDED AUDIENCE: Undergraduate Students, Postgraduate Students, Industry Associates.


Week 1:Introduction to Blockchain Technology and its ImportanceWeek 2:Basic Crypto Primitives I – Cryptographic HashWeek 3:Basic Crypto Primitives II – Digital SignatureWeek 4:Evolution of the Blockchain TechnologyWeek 5:Elements of a BlockchainWeek 6:Blockchain Consensus I – Permissionless Models
Week 7:Blockchain Consensus II – Permissioned Models
Week 8:Smart Contract Hands On I – Ethereum Smart Contracts (Permissionless Model)
Week 9:
Smart Contract Hand On II – Hyperledger Fabric (Permissioned Model)
Week 10:
Decentralized Identity Management
Week 11:
Blockchain Interoperability
Week 12:
Blockchain Applications

Taught by

Prof. Sandip Chakraborty, Prof. Shamik Sural



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