1. Swiss Symposium: Blockchain Research
14may10:0017:001. Swiss Symposium: Blockchain ResearchUniversität Zürich
The University of Zurich Blockchain Center is proud to organise Switzerland’s first Blockchain Symposium. The event is a full-day scientific programme, with the widest representation of Swiss institutions. Our goal
The University of Zurich Blockchain Center is proud to organise Switzerland’s first Blockchain Symposium. The event is a full-day scientific programme, with the widest representation of Swiss institutions. Our goal is to connect practitioners with cutting edge researchers from the fields of Economics, Law, Technology and their interface.
Our speakers are from various fields including Economics, Technology and Law.
All presentations are held by academic professionals from various fields.
We unite the leading Swiss research institutions on the topic of blockchain.
PROF. DR ALEKSANDER BERENTSEN
Aleksander Berentsen is Professor of Economic Theory at the University of Basel. Currently, his research focuses on the analysis and the practical implementation of Distributed Ledger Technology (blockchain and cryptoassets) and on how central banks should use monetary policy instruments.
PROF. DR ROGER WATTENHOFER
Roger Wattenhofer is a full professor at the Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Department, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. His research interests are in computer science and information technology, e.g., distributed systems, positioning systems, wireless networks, mobile systems, social networks, deep neural networks.
Paolo Tasca is a Digital economist specialising in P2P financial systems. He has been an advisor on blockchain technologies for different international organisations including the EU Parliament and the United Nations. Paolo is founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT) at University College London.
Michael Lustenberger is a research associate at the ZHAW School of Management and Law with an interest in blockchain technology and its application in the field of supply chain management.
PROF. DR BRYAN
Prof. Bryan Ford leads the Decentralized/Distributed Systems (DEDIS) lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). He focuses on building secure decentralized systems, specifically on scalable, privacy-preserving blockchains. He earned his B.S. at the University of Utah and his Ph.D at MIT.
PROF. DR ROLF
Rolf Weber holds a Chair for Private, Economic and European Law and is a director of the Center for Information Technology, Society and Communication Law at the University of Zurich. His main fields of research are internet and IT law, international business law, media law, competition law and international finance law.
Massimo Morini is head of Rates and Credit Modelling at Banca IMI, he has been a consultant to the World Bank, was professor at the Bocconi University and currently teaches at the Università della Svizzera italiana. Additionally he was board member for the R3 banks’ consortium and is a on the scientific committee of the Swiss blockchain lab.
Jörn Erbguth is has a double diploma in law and computer science and works as a lecturer at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations.
10:00-10:10Prof. Dr Claudio Tessone
Universität ZürichIntroduction And Welcome
10:10-10:40Dr Paolo Tasca
University College LondonTBA
11:10-11:50Prof. Dr Aleksander Berentsen
University Of BaselA Game-Theoretic Model of Proof of Stake
11:50-12:30Prof. Dr Rolf H. Weber
Universität ZürichOn the Regulatory Framework of Switzerland
12:30-13:00Prof. Dr Bryan Ford
EPFLDecentralized Data Protection and Next-Generation Blockchains
14:00-14:40Prof. Dr Roger Wattenhofer
ETHZDoes a Blockchain Need Altruism?
14:40-15:10Dr Massimo Morini
Università Della Svizzera ItalianaTBA
ZHAWOvercoming Current Supply Chain Challenges with Blockchain
Université de GenéveIs GDPR a Roadblock to Blockchain?
We coordinate and consolidate research activities and their fund raising processes.
We offer a full range of educational programs to students and professionals.
We are a single point of contact for academic, industry and societal stakeholders .
(Tuesday) 10:00 - 17:00 CEST
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