RESEARCH

The UCL CBT research is cross disciplinary spanning from cryptography to law. We are researching on the development of blockchain technologies, the impact that distributed decision systems have on the society and the new opportunities and risks emerging from these disruptive technologies.

Research Areas

↓ SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • scalability
  • cybercrimes
  • security and privacy issues
  • mining (de)centralisation
  • pseudonymity
  • technology aspects of smart contracts and DAOs
  • elaboration of blockchain protocol suite

↓ ECONOMICS AND FINANCE

  • digital & crypto currencies
  • decentralised monetary policies
  • financial instability, bubbles and crashes from herding and irrational behaviours
  • peer-to-peer economics
  • identification and control of new sources of risk
  • information asymmetry
  • market distortions
  • cryptofinance
  • social inequality and financial inclusion
  • community-generated information and decision-making
  • economics aspects of smart contracts and DAOs

↓ REGULATION AND LAW

  • regulatory (un)certainty of distributed economies
  • consumer protection laws
  • digital automatic identification systems
  • elaboration of industry best practice standards
  • self-enforcing protocols
  • legal aspects of smart contracts and DAOs
  • automatic regulation
  • e-government

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