Blockchain is a system in which data is encoded in the blocks linked by chains, these chains make the transfer of information secure.

It is easier to understand Blockchain than one might think at first. Blockchain is said to be decentralized as it does not require intermediaries and is controlled through multiple nodes that make it impossible to lose information. The advantage of this system is that even if the network is down, the information will not be lost as long as the node remains active.

Cryptocurrency and the economic sector have been the most popular aspects of blockchain, Bitcoin gave it the prominence it enjoys today. Bitcoin is possibly the most publicly transcended element of the many possibilities provided by blockchain technology. Bitcoin is the best-known and most influential cryptocurrency. However, the advent of the blockchain has not just revolutionized the economy but many other areas as well.

Blockchain makes it possible to store data and add more information to a chain over time, these data cannot be modified or revised and are transmitted through the links in the chain. All this can be done thanks to the use of algorithms established by the participating nodes.

The Master’s Degree in Blockchain at the University of Salamanca provides students with a highly demanded professional profile, given the importance that this technological paradigm is acquiring. Students will learn about computer models used in Smart contracts, cryptocurrency, blockchain, etc. Upon completing this course, they will be experts in the technology of the future.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Unviersidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.

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