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The Department of Digital Innovation, in collaboration with the Institute for the Future (IFF) of the University of Nicosia (UNIC), are pleased to announce the first on-site boot camp on Blockchain and crypto. The boot camp will take place at UNIC premises from the Oct 3- Oct 7, 2022.

The boot camp offers an introduction to blockchain technologies and covers a variety of hot topics such as digital currencies, DAOs, NFTs, the Metaverse and Web3. Overall, it will be a mix of understanding blockchain technologies and discussing the new possibilities that blockchain has to offer to all industries.

The course curriculum, designed by UNIC’s faculty with a duration of 30-hours, has the below objectives:

– To introduce Blockchain technology and describe and understand its technical components including

  • Consensus algorithms

  • Encryption techniques and hash functions

  • Smart Contract

– To explain the peer-to-peer communication paradigm and its advantages over the traditional one

– To familiarize students with main layer 1 Blockchains such Bitcoin and Ethereum

– To introduce decentralized applications and present several use cases

– To introduce CBDCs and DAOs and their associated legal and security risks 

– To present NFTs, Web 3.0 (the decentralized Web) and the Metaverse

Language of instruction: English

Admission Requirements: Prior technical knowledge of Blockchain is not required.

Fees: The tuition fee for the boot camp is 350 EUR and it is payable at registration. Tuition Fees are waived for student/faculty/staff of NUSCT Network members.

Contact: For more information and questions regarding the Boot Camp please visit or contact Dr Melpo Iacovidou at 

Posted on 19/10/2021


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