BC-Lab is designed to involve students in the latest blockchain developments as companies research and prototype technology – and attempt to integrate it into viable business models.
With faculty guidance, students work on teams that typically bring together a mix of technical and business skills. These groups work with companies on hand-picked projects.
Final deliverables are tailored to what makes sense for each project, but may include executive-level presentations, papers, open-source prototypes, and protocols. The course faculty and DCI technical advisors will mentor the teams throughout the process and supervise development of the work product, but teams take responsibility for all aspects of the interaction with companies.
The BC-Lab course is a product of a partnership between the DCI, MIT Sloan, other units at MIT, and leading companies across industries. This lab sets a high bar, building on the DCI’s relationships through students’ personal development and professional learning during the semester.
Interested in Enrolling?
Students can bid for 15.217 Blockchain Lab during the spring semester bidding period, starting in early December. All graduate and undergraduate students from MIT are eligible to take this course. Students from Harvard and Wellesley are also invited to cross-register for the course. Please see the course timeline below.