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News and updates from the Blockchain Technology Laboratory.

CoinDesk covers "A Composable Security Treatment of the Lightning Network"

The paper by Aggelos Kiayias and Orfeas Litos was covered in an article by Alyssa Hertig at CoinDesk, Bitcoin Lightning Network Specs Pass First ‘Formal’ Security Test, on the 23rd of September 2019.

ICLR 2019: Changing Societies, Changing Professions, Changing Regulation

Prof. Emilios Avgouleas is a speaker at the International Conference of Legal Regulators 2019, held in Edinburgh 5-6 September 2019. He will be presenting during the plenary panel: Changing nature of regulation in tech-led world, future challenges and opportunities and is a panel member on the Panel discussion with TechLaw Fest, Singapore.

Director and Vice-Director of BTL giving talks at UC Berkeley Simons Institute

Aggelos Kiayias & Vassilis Zikas will give talks at UC Berkeley Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing on 29th and 30th August, 2019. They will present as part of a 5-day boot camp intended to "break the ice between researchers involved in the diverse themes of this program: proofs, consensus, and their applications to society."

PhD Positions

There are open PhD opportunities in the Blockchain Technology Lab!

IOHK Summit

The IOHK Summit took place on the 17th & 18th of April, 2019 in Miami, USA.

Inaugural PlutusFest

PlutusFest at The University of Edinburgh 11th of December 2018 where Plutus and Marlowe were presented to the world!

The Edinburgh Lab now also in the Bayes Centre

In addition to lab space in Appleton Tower the Blockchain Technology Lab in Edinburgh now also has two offices in the recently opened Bayes Centre.

PRIViLEDGE: Privacy in Distributed Ledgers

The University of Edinburgh is one of the project partners in the PRIViLEDGE consortium. The project is funded through the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 780477.

Opening of the Blockchain Technology Laboratory at the University of Edinburgh

The Blockchain Technology Laboratory was officially launched on 24 February 2017.