Tutorial 1

Week 2 Tutorial

Our first tutorial takes place in the week of the second lecture.

In this tutorial you will consider the example of Bitcoin.

Step 1: Video

Watch this video

Step 2: Presentation

Go through the following slides

Step 3: Reading

Read the following blog post: http://www.coindesk.com/5-bitcoin-trends-emerged-2014-far

Step 4: Research

Use your own online research to find out three new facts about Bitcoin not revealed in the information you have already looked at or read via this Tutorial information page.

Step 5: Notes

Write some notes which you can bring to the tutorial to answer the following questions:

  1. Where do you think Bitcoin might sit on the Gartner Hype Cycle?
  2. What service is being disintermediated by Bitcoin?
  3. What future commercial behaviours are likely as a result of Bitcoin – how will people use it in the future?
  4. What else do you think is important about Bitcoin?