UCL CBT February Research Newsletter

UCL CBT Blockchain Research Showcase – The UCL CBT is running its first blockchain research showcase where awardees from the first Call for Proposals will present their findings. The event will take place between 10:00 – 16:00 on Thursday 20th February at UCL in London, UK. Register to attend here. You can find out more about the research that will be presented here.

Discussion Paper Series

The UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies is pleased to announce the return of its Discussion Paper Series on Distributed Ledger Technologies. The aim of the CBT Discussion Paper Series is to share recent developments and state-of-the-art solutions on blockchain and DLT from UCL CBT Associates and our community.

The discussion paper series will be published on a quarterly basis. Submissions are circulated among the members of the UCL CBT Editorial Board, led by our Scientific Director Tomaso Aste. A selected few discussion paper authors may be invited to host a research seminar. For the first publication of the series, the submission deadline is on the 28th of February 2020.

For more information about submission guidelines visit: http://blockchain.cs.ucl.ac.uk/discussion-papers/

We are looking forward to your submissions!


News from CBT Associates

Hermann Elender had a new paper introducing measures for the velocity of money based on UTXO-by-UTXO calculations accepted to the Cryptoeconomic Systems’20 program.

Ben Livshits had a new paper entitled “Broken Metre: Attacking Resource Metering in EVM” accepted for publication at NDSS, the Network and Distributed Systems Symposium (NDSS) to be presented in February 2020. This paper presents a new DoS attack on Ethereum which systematically exploits its metering mechanism.


Block-Sprint 2019: A Recap

Videos of the Block-Sprint winners’ pitches and highlights of the competition can be found here including a write-up on LinkedIn here. Watch out for the next one in 2020.


UCL CBT Releases Report on DLT in the Supply Chain

The UCL CBT, with the support of the Retail Blockchain Consortium (RBC), have created a market report looking at the adoption of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) in physical supply chains. This report is the first comprehensive outlook on the state of DLT in the global physical supply chain sector. As part of this report over 100 different projects have been analysed including start-ups, corporates, consortia and government that are implementing various aspects of DLT in the applications areas of tracing (provenance), logistics, financial transactions, retail operations and circular economy. Get a copy of the report here.