News and updates from the Blockchain Technology Laboratory.
BTL has record 7 papers accepted by FC21
The Blockchain Technology Lab has outdone itself this year having had 7 papers accepted by Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2021. The major international conference covers all aspects of securing transactions and systems.
Director of BTL quoted in Fortune article on online voting in respect of US election
Prof. Aggelos Kiayias has been quoted in an article of Fortune magazine discussing online voting as an alternative to casting ballots by mail for US elections.
Advances in Blockchain Technology Scotland
On Wednesday 30 September 2020 (13:00-18:30 BST) Advances in Blockchain Technology-Scotland will take place with keynotes by Charles Hoskinson (CEO of IOHK) and Dale Chrystie (FedEx). This online event is organised by the Blockchain Technology Lab in partnership with the Bayes Centre at the University of Edinburgh.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation DIALOGUES Webcast: The Challenge to the Economy
On 13th May, 2020 at 20:30 (BST) Prof. Emilios Avgouleas will participate in a live webcast to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy.
Digital banking trends of 2020
Prof. Aggelos Kiayias sets out his thoughts in an article analysing digital banking trends for 2020 in the Global Banking and Finance Review, and discusses how third-generation blockchains can revolutionise finance.
Banking and the Covid-19 crisis
Prof Emilios Avgouleas has been in the news discussing banking and the Covid-19 crisis.
Prof. Kiayias to speak at CFS2020: the UK – NL Cyber & FinTech Summit
On 20 February, the British Embassy in The Hague will organise its biggest trade event ever; the Cyber-FinTech Summit 2020.
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."
There are open PhD opportunities in the Blockchain Technology Lab!
The IOHK Summit took place on the 17th & 18th of April, 2019 in Miami, USA.
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.