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Measuring Blockchain Decentralisation on the Consensus Layer – A Tool by the EDI Team

by Christina Ovezik Posted 25 October, 2023 The Edinburgh Decentralisation Index (EDI) project aims to define and measure blockchain decentralisation in a systematic way. As a first step,…

Rewards Sharing Simulation Engine

by Christina Ovezik & Aggelos Kiayias Posted 9 Sept, 2022 In a previous blog post, we analysed Pool Splitting Behaviour and Equilibrium Properties in Cardano’s Rewards Scheme, demonstrating…

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

Chinese crypto firms are relocating to other nations amidst a crackdown by Chinese authorities, who are addressing concerns regarding energy usage and financial risks associated with the crypto…

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 recently featured an article shedding light on the Chia cryptocurrency and its profound impact on the global supply chain of hard disk drives. Chia utilizes an innovative…

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 achieved remarkable success this year, with an outstanding accomplishment of having 7 papers accepted at the prestigious Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2021…

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…

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