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

The Edinburgh Decentralisation Index (EDI) project aims to define and measure blockchain decentralisation in a systematic way. As a first step, the EDI team identified 8 dimensions of blockchain systems that can exhibit different degrees of (de)centralisation and are therefore interesting to evaluate. These layers include : 1) Hardware, 2) …

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 Perspective.”  His talk (abstract below) was based upon research compiled in the following paper: Decentralizing Information Technology: The Advent of Resource Based …

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

The advent of the Bitcoin system in 2009 brought forth the promise of blockchain technology in Information Technology (IT) services.  Sir Mark Walport’s report “Distributed ledger technology: beyond block chain” in early 2016 was among the first extensive governmental reports world-wide documenting the disruptive nature of this technology.  Nevertheless, the …

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 conference. This major international event encompasses a comprehensive exploration of securing transactions and systems. To access the full FC21 program, click here …

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 …


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