Research

A world-leading research hub

The UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

(CBT) is committed to becoming the leading

global research hub with an industry focus on:

The impact of Blockchain technologies on our socio-technical systems.

The promotion of a safe and organic development and adoption of Blockchain-based platforms.

Research

Advisory

Engagement

Students

Research

Interdisciplinary research area

The CBT goes beyond established discipline

boundaries to set the foundations for a new

interdisciplinary research area on Distributed-

Consensus ledgers and Network Based Tech-

nologies. The Centre’s research is divided

into three pillars:

Science + Technology
  • Distributed network
  • Scalability
  • Cryptography
  • Cybercrime
  • Mining (de)centralisation pseudonimity
  • Technology of smart contracts and DAOs
  • Elaboration of a Blockchain protocol suite
Economics + Finance
  • Herding and irrational behaviours
  • New sources of risk
  • Market distortions
  • Cryptofinance
  • Social inequality and financial inclusion
  • Community information and decision-making
  • Smart contracts and DAOs
Regulation + Law
  • Regulatory (un)certainty
  • Digital consumer protection laws
  • Digital identification
  • Institutional development
  • Elaboration of industry best practice standards
  • Law of smart contracts and DAOs
Connecting expertise

Drawing knowledge from 8 UCL Departments.

Mathematics

Complex Systems and Agent-Based Modelling

Economics

Privacy, Reputation and P2P Economics

Psychology

Behavioural Science and Data Science

Computer Science

Cryptography and Information Security

Statistics

Cyber Risk, Operational Risk, Sytematic Risk

Law

Public Policy, Tech Law and Cyberethics

Energy Institute

Smart Contracts and Blockchain applications

Science, Tech, Engineering, Public policy

Distributed Ledgers and Network Security

Advisory

Multilateral Innovation Platform, designed

around the industry and policymakers’ needs.

The UCL CBT draws on its world-leading academic

expertise to produce cutting-edge Blockchain solutions

for industry, start-ups and regulators.

Learn more

Technology

Knowledge-transfer and tech-driven solutions. Technology productizing, testing resources. Integration platforms.

Services

Consulting, regular and ad-hoc.

Research

Technology and Science. Economics and Finance. Policy-oriented.

Community Development

Events and member initiatives. Online promotion and profile raising.

Resource Development

Routes for training and recruitmente. Academic engagement of members. Cross-industry and collaboration.

Data Warehouse

Open platform for multiple data sources. Know-how storage. Scientific paper warehouse.

Engagement

Engagement and promotion of Blockchain

The UCL CBT recognises the importance of

open and continous communication between

industry, institutions, start-ups and students.

By fostering productive discussion and collaboration,

supplemented with ground-breaking scientific progress, the

UCL CBT aims to streamline the introduction of Blockchain and

Distributed Ledger Technologies into various socio-economic systems.

Logistics + Transportation
Public + Social Sectors
Automataion + Robotics
Financial Services
Entertainment

Engagement with industry

Cross-sector alliances with a worldwide network of industry members.

  • Logistics + Transportation
  • Media + Communications + Entertainment
  • Automatation + Robotics
  • Insurance
  • Music Industry
  • Financial Services
  • Public and Social Sectors
  • Industry

Engagement with regulators and publish administrations

Some of the regulatory bodies, authorities and supranational organisations that interact with UCL CBT:

Accelerator
Incubator
Connections

Engagement with the startup community

Our Blockchain Startup Observatory (BSO) will gather and promote Blockchain initiatives, acting as an incubator, accelerator and platform of connections.

Learn more

Students

Largest Blockchain Student Society

in the world

The CBT fosters a vibrant community

of students from world-leading universities,

with the aim of preparing the future generation

of professionals.

We offer deep learning, career opportunities,

student research positions and thrilling socials.

Become a student affiliate

Learn more about the student division

Conferences and Panels, Lectures, Meetups and Career Opportunities

Workshops and Hackatons, Bootcamp with Certificate and Networking

Join the Society