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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 Avgouleas and Prof. Aggelos Kiayias constituting a new paradigm of decentralised finance in the post COVID-19 era. To read a comprehensive summary of …

Advances in Blockchain Technology Scotland 2020 – Webinar

The Blockchain Technology Lab (BTL) hosted the “Advances in Blockchain Technology Scotland” webinar on September 30, 2020, in collaboration with the Bayes Centre. This half-day event aimed to showcase the cutting-edge blockchain research being conducted at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, UK. Led by Prof Aggelos Kiayias, Chair of …

COVID-19, contact tracing from a security and privacy perspective

In the last few weeks there was a spate of discussions and proposals on COVID-19 related “contact tracing” systems focusing on smartphone apps. The discussion ranged widely and included a flurry of system designs focusing on providing better privacy followed by papers that were critical of their security and even …

Is automating contact tracing the answer to lifting lockdown sooner?

In a recent exclusive interview with RT UK news channel, Prof. Aggelos Kiayias provides valuable insights and expertise regarding the automation of COVID-19 contact tracing, emphasising the crucial aspects of security and privacy. To gain a deeper understanding of Prof. Kiayias’ perspective on this matter, we invite you to watch …

Al Jazeera talks exclusively to Prof. Emilios Avgouleas about impact of COVID-19 on global banking

In an insightful interview with Al Jazeera, a prominent Qatari state-funded broadcaster, Prof. Emilios Avgouleas sheds light on the importance of bank shareholders and senior management “sharing the pain” amidst the COVID-19 crisis, aiming to prevent the moral bankruptcy of capitalism. To access the video interview featuring Prof. Avgouleas, kindly …


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