Teaching blockchain: Technology, applications and implications
David Yates Bentley University
Kevin Metzer Bryant University
Objectives Blockchain. Bitcoin. Ethereum. Smart Contracts. ICOs. A lot of new terminology is swirling around the emerging technology of blockchain. This panel will provide a basic level of understanding of the blockchain technology to help the attendees understand the blockchain environment and the different terminology. The panelists will debate on the “killer apps” the hold promise based on blockchain. Finally the panel will discuss a) the driving factors that contributed to including blockchain into a business school curriculum, b) the reception of the topic by the students and faculty, and c) the different ways in which blockchain can be introduced into the curriculum.
Attendees will hear about how Blockchain has been included within existing courses as well as new course development dedicated entirely to blockchain. Syllabi from several courses will be distributed and discussed.