Decentralized Applications Design students at Blockchain, a chair taught at Stanford University, developed 16 Ethereum-based applications in less than three months.
From April 2 to June 6, approximately 30 students from the program CS 359B Spring 2018 studied the software design of Ethereum, Qtum and NEO, as well as also the architecture of decentralized applications or DApps. An academic knowledge that Nicolás Kokkalis specialist in development of blockchain applications and in charge of the course, conjugated with the presentation of a final project: a DApp based on Ethereum .
Among the projects developed in the Kokkalis class is an application to determine the falsity or veracity of a news item called Fake News Detector , DApp that allows the community to vote and define the credibility of journalistic articles through intelligent contracts Solidity in the blockchain of Ethereum . Another project developed by the students consists of a web market to automate minor tasks and streamline the workflow, known as Web Workflow.
Along with such creations presented at the end of the chair are Marlin a decentralized network of content distribution e ImageTrust a software asset distribution platform. In addition, the entertainment was present with the proposal of CriptoChans a dating simulation game that uses tokens ERC721.
It is necessary to highlight that according to its website, the course CS 359B was attended by figures from the ecosystem blockchain for ten weeks, as Dieter Shirley, co-founder of CryptoKitties; Kosala Hemachandra, CEO and co-founder of MyEtherWallet; Patrick Dai, founder of Qtum and Da Hongfei, co-founder of NEO.
Highlights the fact that students managed to create these decentralized applications without carrying out Initial Coin Offers (ICO) to obtain financing for its development; It should be noted that an ICO is a collection method that is usually carried out at the seed stage of blockchain projects and that in several cases has been implemented by scammers to deceive investors.
The University Stanford located in California, United States, is one of the educational institutions that has opted for teaching on cutting-edge topics such as blockchain technology. Stanford offer courses, classes and workshops about Bitcoin and developments linked to the block chain. In fact, as a university, he has participated in debates about the scalability of Bitcoin, together with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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