Blockchain technology is a rapidly developing field of research with potential for diverse and innovative applications within finance and society.
The lab at the university of Edinburgh is led by Professor Aggelos Kiayias and brings together academics from various disciplines and students from undergraduate to PhD level to explore the many open and wide challenges presented by blockchain systems. The areas for study bridge cryptography, algorithms, game theory, economics, regulation and compliance, business, and law. All the research produced will be open source and patent-free. The lab is supported by funding from IOHK, a company leading research and development into blockchains as well as a number of other funding programmes including EU Horizon 2020 and EPSRC TIPS.