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NEW: Master of Science Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT)

In September 2017 the BCCM organized the Blockchain Autumn School 2017 with great success. We want to build on this success and organize from March 5th till March 9th, 2018 the Blockchain Spring School 2018. This event aims to impart knowledge and skills in the field of Blockchain. We offer both lectures and practical courses (hands on) on computers.

Target group: Representatives of Consulting companies, corporate users, and students – from all over the world.

Prerequisites:No special Blockchain knowledge or skills necessary

Type: Lectures and practical courses on the computer, in german language

Location: University of Applied Sciences Mittweida, Saxony, Germany

Date: March 5th, 2018 – March 9th, 2018

Degree: Certificate of participation issued by the BCCM of the University of Applied Sciences Mittweida


Content of teaching

In addition to the general cryptographic basics (eg hash functions, -pointers, digital signatures, Merkle trees, …) and the blockchain basics (eg Bitcoin, Ethereum, Transactions, Scripts, Blocks, Proof-of-X, Dapps, …) at Spring School we focus on private and consortial blockchains (eg Hyperledger, Blockchain-as-a-Service, Tendermint, …) as well as the latest blockchain infrastructure developments (eg IOTA, hashgraph, …).
There will be parallel sessions in order to be able to offer both blockchain beginners and advanced students a very ambitious, individual program. The theory sessions are complemented by practical lectures by company representatives as well as our proven lectures and practical courses at the computer (hands-on) in our computer pools – individually supervised by competent tutors and our best students.

Rooms (1-2 lecture halls und 4 Computer-Pools)

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The following program is preliminary, will be updated regularly and may change until the beginning of the event.

Monday March 5th 2018
09:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Registration, House 39 lobby Registration, welcome coffee, time for first networking
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Welcome, Room 39-041 Welcome speech in behalf of the BCCM (Prof. Dr. Ittner), the University of Applied Sciences Mittweida (Principal Prof. Dr. Hilmer), the city of Mittweida (Mayor Mr. Schreiber), and Volksbank Mittweida (CEO Mr. Zintl)
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Theory session: Basics Blockchain Lecturer Prof. Dr. Andreas Ittner (BCCM): Hashfunctions, Merkle-Tree, Centralisation vs. Decentralisation, Distributed Consensus, Consensus without identity, Proof-of-Work, Mining, decentral consus finding, Bloom Filter, Hard & Soft Forks, …
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch break
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Theory session: Basics Ethereum Lecturer Herr Dr. Christoph Jentzsch ( Ethereum Basics – Account Types, Transactions, EVM, Gas, High level languages, Account Interactions through Smart Contracts,…
13:50 p.m. – 15:20 p.m. Hands-on session: Basics Introduction into Wallets, Practical exercise with Mist-Browser
5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Blockchain Cinema Selected Blockchain presentations as video
Tuesday March 06th 2018
09:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Theory session: Blockchain Use Cases Lecturer Prof. Dr. Andreas Ittner (BCCM): Blockchain Use Cases
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 9.m. Theory session: Hyperledger Lecturer Marianne Poser (BCCM): What is Hypperledger? Similarities and differences between Hyperledger and other Blockchains.
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 9.m. Presentation Session Boris Raoul (Invia): company presentation
12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch break / booth session Visit the company exhibition, Networking
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Hands-on session: Hyperledger Set up your own Permissioned / Private Chain on the basis of Hyperleder. Demonstration and application of simple examples.
3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Presentation Session 1
To be announced (DBSystel): “Blockchain in context “Mobility & Logistics” – Blockchain at Deutsche Bahn”
Ralf Knobloch (Newtron): “Supply chain / logistics management and blockchain technology – a look into the future”
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Uhr Get together Get-together, Networking
Wednesday March 7th 2018
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Theory session: IOTA/ Hashgraph Lecturer Michael Meisel (BCCM): Graph-Based Blockchain Approaches – Introduction and State of the Art of Graph-Based Blockchain Approaches (HashGraph, Holochain, IOTA)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch break
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hands-on session: IOTA Installing IOTA Wallet, Creating Transactions, Reading Data, IOTA Data Market
2:20 a.m. – 3:50 p.m. Presentation Session 2 Alexander Ebeling (T-Systems MMS): “EWF, Neo & Co – the stars in the energy market?”
Prof. Dr. Volker Delport (BCCM): Blockstream Satellite – Bitcoin-Blockchain by Satellite
4:10 p.m. – 6:10 p.m. Theory session: DAO, Incubator, Tokenconcepts Dr. Markus Büch (FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management (Berlin)): Decentralized Autonomous Organizations – Legislative and Decentralized Governance (Decentralized Governance)
Prof. Dr. Volker Tolkmitt (BCCM): “The Token Lottery ICO – the blowfish among the financial assets”
Dr. Nina-Luisa Siedler (DWF): “Token Sales and legal frame conditions – from e-commerce to financial regulations”
Dr. Jörg Kaufmann (INDUSTRY365): “On the way to ICO in Germany – Real life report for ICO preparation by”
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Blockchain Meetup Saxony Blockchain Meetup Saxony (we welcome approximately 50 more blockchain enthusiasts from all over Saxony)
Thursday March 8th 2018
09:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Theory session: Solidity, Smart Contract Audits Lecturer Christoph Jentzsch ( Auditing Smart Contracts
10:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Hands-on session: Solidity, Smart Contract Audits Introduction to Truffle, analyzing of smart contracts (practical examples). Maybe introduction to Mythril.
12:20 p.m.– 1:15 p.m. Lunch break
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Theory session Lecturer Natascha Wittenberg and Eugeniu Rusu (Jolocom): Blockchain Identity Management – Overview Blockchain Identity Management, Self-Sovereign Identity, Identity Ecosystem für people, things and organizations

(in English)
Lecturer Georg Sesterhenn (HSMW): Blockchain Application in the real estate industry – use cases in land charge register, mortgaging and smart home
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Presentation Session 3 Jan Heinrich Meyer (DASH): To be announced
Christian Gehl (ARES Tech): What is ARES Tech?
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m Theory session Lecturer Mario Oettler (BCCM): Ripple – Consensus algorithm, Ledger, Gateways, XRP
Lecturer Mario Oettler (BCCM): Proof of Stake – Introduction, Consensus algorithms, Attacks
17:00 – 19:00 Uhr Topic Group: Transactions Jonas Bentke ( Analysis and realization of acceptance criteria for pending transactions in the Ethereum Blockchain
Prof. Dr. Dirk Pawlaszczyk (BCCM): Traceability of Bitcoin transactions
Friday March 9th 2018
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Blockchain Ideas Competition Evaluation and awarding (We are looking for the most original ideas and application examples for the use of blockchain technology (no hidden database!) :-)).
12:00 Uhr Goodbye Farewell by Prof. Dr. Andreas Ittner

Tickets & Sponsoring

Tickets for corporate participants, private individuals, phd students: 1,190 Euro

Tickets for part-time students: 590 Euro (All sessions booked out! Join the Blockchain Meetup Saxony)

  • Participation in all events (lectures, hands-on)
  • Certificate of participation
  • Participation in the get-together event
  • Networking and job talks with students and sponsors

Tickets for full-time students: free of charge (All sessions booked out! Join the Blockchain Meetup Saxony)

  • Participation in all events (lectures, hands-on)
  • Certificate of participation
  • Participation in the get-together event
  • Networking and job talks with students and sponsors
With friendly support from:

Sponsor package “Platin”: 14,000 Euro + 19% VAT

  • 4 Tickets incl. Get-Together totaling 4,760 Euro
  • Sponsor of our get together party
  • Booth (ca. 12qm) for job talks with students and corporate representatives
  • Logo on website and flyer of the Blockchain Spring School 2018
  • 1 presentation of the company (30 minutes)
  • 1 lecture (30 minutes)
  • List of participants
Platin sponsors:

Sponsor package “Gold” 9,000 Euro + 19% VAT

  • 2 Tickets incl. Get-Together totaling 2,380 Euro
  • Booth (ca. 8qm) for job talks with students and corporate representatives
  • Logo on website and flyer of the Blockchain Spring School 2018
  • 1 presentation of the company (30 minutes) OR 1 lecture (30 minutes)
  • List of participants
Gold sponsors:


Contact & Registration

Registration (participation ticket for company representatives / private individuals / phd students / part-time students):

  • pdf-Registration

For full-time students: Please send us an application (including a matriculation certificate valid in March 2018) if you are interested in participation in the Blockchain Spring School and you want to participate free of charge (Attention: limited number of free places!):

If you are interested in this event as a speaker/sponsor, please send us an e-mail:

Travel & event and hotel information


  • By car: via autobahn A4, please see Map
  • By train: via Chemnitz (via Leipzig or Dresden)
  • By plane: airport Dresden or Leipzig (further travel by train train or rental car)


  • The Blockchain Spring School takes place at the Mittweida University of Applied Scienses in House 39 (opening, theory, talks and practical courses), House 6 (practical courses) and House 2 (practical courses).
  • A map of the campus you can find here Map of the campus


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