Comparison of alternative reward schemes for Cardano

by Christina Ovezik & Aggelos Kiayias Posted 21 July, 2022 The reward sharing scheme used in the current deployment of Cardano has some favourable properties that were analysed…

Pool Splitting Behaviour and Equilibrium Properties in Cardano’s Rewards Scheme

by Christina Ovezik & Aggelos Kiayias Posted 19 April, 2022 Since the introduction of blockchain systems more than a decade ago, groups and individuals from both academia and…

Crypto miners migrating augments major environmental concern

Crypto firms based in China have been forced to relocate to other countries due to a crackdown on the crypto industry by Chinese authorities reacting to concerns about…

Rethinking Information Technology from a Decentralisation Perspective, webinar by Prof. Aggelos Kiayias

Prof. Aggelos Kiayias gave a webinar at the Crypto and Blockchain Economics Research Forum (CBER) last Thursday, 2nd December, on the topic, “Rethinking Information Technology from a Decentralisation…

NewScientist quotes Director of BTL in article on “green” crypto Chia

NewScientist have published an article about a new cryptocurrency Chia and the impact it is having on the global supply chain of hard disk drives. The proof-of-space (aka…

Turning Academic Research into Cutting Edge Technology: Blockchain Technology Laboratory and the Cardano Ledger

By Prof. Aggelos Kiayias Posted 29 March, 2021 The advent of the Bitcoin system in 2009 brought forth the promise of blockchain technology in Information Technology (IT) services. …

BTL has record 7 papers accepted by FC21

The Blockchain Technology Lab has outdone itself this year having had 7 papers accepted by Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2021. The major international conference covers all aspects…

The Architecture of Decentralised Finance Platforms in the Post COVID-19 Era — A New Open Finance Paradigm

The Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford have published in the Oxford Business Law Blog a comprehensive summary of a recent interdisciplinary research paper by Prof. Emilios…

Advances in Blockchain Technology Scotland 2020 – Webinar

On 30th September 2020, the Blockchain Technology Lab hosted, “Advances in Blockchain Technology Scotland”, a half-day webinar event organised in partnership with the Bayes Centre. The event showcased…

To (De)centralise or Not: COVID-19 Contact Tracing

By Prof. Aggelos Kiayias Posted 26 May, 2020 The ability to notify effectively and expediently people that were in close contact with someone diagnosed with Covid-19 is an…

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