Introduction to Blockchain

04 April 2022, 11:00 – 13:00

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Course Instructors:

Dr. Joshua Ellul (Director – Centre for Distributed Ledger Technologies at the University of Malta)

Professor Gordon Pace (Professor – Department of Computer Science – Faculty of Information & Communication Technology at the University of Malta)

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Target Audience:

For all staff members of the SEA-EU partner universities.


Online, a link will be sent prior to the course

Detailed Description:

Despite the fact that the media is full of articles mentioning, exalting and demonising blockchain technologies and some of its applications, there are very few accessible sources of information which explain in layman’s terms what blockchain really is, and its implications on services we access on an everyday basis.

One reason is that, unlike the advent of the internet and mobile technologies which changed the way we interact with services, blockchain leaves that intact, but changes the underlying technology providing certain new guarantees. Despite the fact that the change is technological, its impact on the trust, transparency and traceability aspects of the services is profound, and its understanding is essential for service enablers.

This session will give an accessible overview of the technology, its uses and regulatory implications, and will include time for questions and discussion.


Day 1:

04 April 2022

11:00 – 13:00 h


In order to participate in “Introduction to Blockchain” please register with this link:

The Application Deadline is 15 March 2022.

Limit: There´s no participant limit.

Upon registering successfully, participants will receive a link to join.

Conditions of enrolment:

  • The course offers are meant for SEA-EU Alliance Universities’ staff members: Registration is only considered if made with a valid institutional email address.
  • By applying to this course you agree that your data (name, title, affiliation & email) will be passed on to the course instructor and the Continuing Professional Development Center at CAU if your application is confirmed.
  • A certificate of participation will be issued, upon attendance to >80 % of the course.
  • Registration is binding.