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Demystifying Bitcoin + Blockchain: Game-changing applications in ICT, Economy, Government and Law

Monday October 17, 2016, 18:00-21:00

International Hellenic University


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Scope: The emergence of bitcoin as a digital virtual currency in 2009 upset the financial and technical worlds, as it provided a decentralized means to securely perform financial transactions without the need of a third party (i.e. a bank or any other institution). These transactions are recorded on a globally available public ledger, known as the blockchain, which forms the crucial backbone of bitcoin. In fact, the underlying technology of the blockchain can also be used for other innovative applications and scenarios, some of which are currently under development. While it is still debatable whether bitcoin or its successors will ever make physical currency obsolete, there is no doubt that blockchain-based technologies will revolutionize the way we conduct business over the Internet in the future.

In this event, we ask an exceptional group of invited speakers from academia and industry to provide their expertise on the design, evolution and future applications of bitcoin and blockchain, covering both technical and entrepreneurial aspects of the problem. Targeting an audience of university students/graduates as well as other members of the ICT and financial industry, our goal is to dispel some of the common myths regarding bitcoin/blockchain and point out challenges and opportunities that a bitcoin/blockchain entrepreneur and researcher must face in a rapidly evolving global environment.


Attendance is free to students, young ICT professionals, the general public and all those who wish to become familiar with the exciting world of bitcoin and the blockchain architecture and applications. Prior free registration is required.

Scientific Coordination: Prof. Georgios Evangelidis, Dean, School of Science and Technology.

The working language of the event is English and Greek.


Registration: To register, please click here


For IHU location directions, please click here.


Event programme

18:00 – 18:15

Welcome Message, Presentation of the School’s MSc programmes

18:15 – 18:45

Konstantinos Karasavvas

Software Architect

Introduction to Bitcoin for new users (View/Download)

18:45 – 19:15

Androklis Polymenis

Digital Currency Entrepreneur, UbiCrypt

Bitcoin and alternative digital currencies: A user's perspective (View/Download)


Coffee break

19:30 – 20:00

Georgios Giaglis

Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business

The future of digital money: from Bitcoin to smart contracts (View/Download)

20:00 – 20:30

Komninos Komnios*

Attorney-at-law, IHU

Νομικές πτυχές του Bitcoin

20:30 – 20:45

Discussion and closing remarks


* denotes a presentation in Greek.

Applications are open for our master programmes:


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Formulating a Digital Performance Marketing Strategy
(Hands-on workshop)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 17:00-21:00

International Hellenic University, Lecture Room B1


Scope: Performance Marketing is a comprehensive term that refers to online marketing and advertising programs in which advertisers and marketing companies are paid when a specific action is completed; such as a sale, lead or click1
It refers to a combination of marketing and innovation that can be applied across different channels and can be tractable and measurable down to the click.

The School of Science and Technology of the International Hellenic University organises a 4-hour long seminar on (digital) Performance Marketing. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive, hands-on workshop, on real-life cases in order to design a complete strategy, covering multiple aspects of the problem.


The seminar will be given by experienced experts from iTrust, a dynamic Thessaloniki-based digital marketing company with international reach. The instructors, Mr Andreas Spyridis(Managing Director) and Mr George Kartaltzis  (Head of Digital) have a long experience, leading successful national and international projects.

1Definition by the Performance Marketing Association,


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Attendance is free to students, young Marketing and ICT professionals, the general public and all those who wish to become familiar with this exciting field. 


Places are limited, therefore prior (free) registration is required.


The working language of the event is Greek.

Scientific Coordinatior: Prof. G. Evangelidis, Dean of the School of Science and Technology


Registration: To register, please click here


For IHU location directions, please click here


Workshop Program
17.00-17.15 Christos Tjortjis
Assistant Professor, School of Science and Technology
Welcome, Presentation of “MSc in  e-Business & Digital Marketing”
17.15-19.00 Andreas Spyridis, Managing Director, iTrust "Formulating a Digital Strategy"
George Kartaltzis, Head of Digital, iTrust “Understanding digital micro-moments – Achieving performance"
19.00-19.15 Coffee Break
19.15-21.00 Andreas Spyridis 
Managing Director, iTrust
George Kartaltzis
Head of Digital, iTrust
“Hands-on: Digital & Social Media Marketing”

Last call for our Master’s Programmes beginning October 21, 2016:

We accept applications for the following Master Programmes:

§  MSc in e-Business and Digital Marketing
§  MSc in ICT Systems
§  MSc in Communications and Cybersecurity
§  MSc in Mobile and Web Computing


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Christos Tjortjis| Assistant Professor
School of Science and Technology
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 17:01

Last on campus information session

Take the first step towards your postgraduate studies!

Join us for an info - session and learn about our master’s programmes in person!

Thursday 6 October 2016

Starting time: 18.00


The International Hellenic University organises regular info - sessions on the university campus.

Register online here or by telephone or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Learn about our master’s programmes, campus life, admissions requirements and scholarships procedures and also meet with students, academic faculty and staff and have all your questions answered.

Continue your studies at a postgraduate level in the next academic year at the International Hellenic University.

School of Economics, Business Administration & Legal Studies

  • Executive MBA (starts January 2017)
  • MSc in Management
  • MSc in Banking & Finance
  • MSc in International Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Management
  • MSc in Environmental Management and Sustainability
    Specialisation Streams:
    • Environmental Management
    • Sustainable Tourism Management
  • MSc in Strategic Product Design
    Specialisation Streams:
    • Product Management
    • Product Creativity & Design
    • Industrial Design & Innovation
  • MSc in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • LLM in Transnational and European Commercial Law & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • MA in Art, Law and Economy
  • MSc in Energy Law, Business, Regulation and Policy

School of Humanities

  • MA in Black Sea & Eastern Mediterranean Studies
  • MA in the Classical Archaeology and the Ancient History of Macedonia

School of Science and Technology

  • MSc in Information & Communication Technology Systems
  • MSc in e-Business and Digital Marketing
  • MSc in Communications and Cyber Security
  • MSc in Mobile and Web Computing
  • MSc in Energy Systems
  • MSc in Energy Management
  • MSc in Energy Design of Buildings


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