UZH Blockchain Center

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CAS in Blockchain ’23 (Practice-oriented edition)

We are happy to announce an extraordinary Edition of our renowned UZH CAS in Blockchain for next Spring ’23. Practice oriented, but retaining our Academic excellence. Learn more!

Members

The UZH Blockchain Center is composed of 22 Faculty members from four Faculties: Business, Economics and Informatics, Law, Sciences, Arts and Social Science. It hosts 62 researchers from the University of Zurich and top international scholars of our Community. It boosts a wide range of research areas encompassing Computer Science, Business, Economics, Finance, Law, Regulation, Cryptography and Digital Art.

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members and researchers in the largest academic initiative of Switzerland

Since 2019 the UZH Blockchain Center is a Competence Centre of the University of Zurich, hosted at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics with an international projection

Our Research

With large-scale collaborations with our international network of Academic and Industry peers we coordinate and foster high-quality interdisciplinary research. Please, look below for our most recent projects and publications

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Latest Publications

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Title

New business models for the art market. The integration of blockchain into the art market’s infrastructure

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Nicolas Galley

Publication Type
Review
Release Year

2023

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Title

Arbitrage in the Market for Cryptocurrencies

Research Area

Economy

Authors

Tommy Crépellière, Matthias Pelster, Stefan Zeisberger

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2022

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Title

Disorder Unleashes Panic in Bitcoin Dynamics

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Marco Alberto Javarone, Gabriele Di Antonio, Gianni Valerio Vinci, Raffaele Cristodaro, Claudio J. Tessone, Luciano Pietronero

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2022

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Title

Twisted by the Pools: Detection of Selfish Anomalies in Proof-of-Work Mining

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Sheng-Nan Li, Carlo Campajola, Claudio J. Tessone

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2022

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Title

The Evolution Of Centralisation on Cryptocurrency Platforms

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Carlo Campajola, Raffaele Cristodaro, Francesco Maria De Collibus, Tao Yan, Nicolo' Vallarano, Claudio J. Tessone

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2022

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Title

MicroVelocity: rethinking the Velocity of Money for digital currencies

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Carlo Campajola, Marco D'Errico, Claudio J. Tessone

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2022

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Title

Agent-based Modelling of Bitcoin Consensus without Block Rewards

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Benjamin Kraner; Sheng-Nan Li; Andreia Sofia Teixeira; Claudio J. Tessone

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2022

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Title

Visualization of Blockchain Consensus Degradation

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Luca Ambrosini; Matija Piškorec; Claudio J. Tessone

Publication Type
Research PaperConference Proceedings
Release Year

2022

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Title

Public Policy Modeling and Applications 2021

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Miguel Fuentes, Claudio J. Tessone , and Bernardo Alves Furtado

Publication Type
Release Year

2022

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Title

Multi-Party Certification on Blockchain and Its Impact in the Market for Lemons

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Ingrid Bauer, José Parra-Moyano, Karl Schmedders, Gerhard Schwabe

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2022

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Title

A Systematic Literature Review of Blockchain Technology for Smart Villages

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Kaur, P., Parashar, A.

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2022

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Title

DLT-Handelsplattforme

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Technology

Authors

Rolf H. Weber

Publication Type
Book
Release Year

2022

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Title

A Decentralized Ticketing Management Platform

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Sina Rafati Niya, Simon Bachmann, Claudio Brasser, Michael Bucher, Nicolas Spielmann & Burkhard Stiller

Publication Type
Release Year

2022

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Title

Efficient Designs for Practical Blockchain-IoT Integration

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Sina Rafati Niya; Burkhard Stiller

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2022

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Title

Enabling Technologies and Distributed Storage

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Authors

Sina Rafati Niya, Burkhard Stiller

Publication Type
Book
Release Year

2022

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Title

The Role of Smart Contracts in the Transaction Networks of Four Key DeFi-Collateral Ethereum-Based Tokens.

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

De Collibus, Francesco Maria; Partida, Alberto; Piškorec, Matija

Publication Type
Book
Release Year

2022

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Title

The Structural Role of Smart Contracts and Exchanges in the Centralisation of Ethereum-Based Cryptoassets

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

De Collibus, Francesco Maria; Piškorec, Matija; Partida, Alberto; Tessone, Claudio J

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2022

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Title

Incentivizing Data Quality in Blockchain-Based Systems – The Case of the Digital Cardossier

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Spychiger, Florian; Tessone, Claudio; Zavolokina, Liudmila; Schwabe, Gerhard

Publication Type
Release Year

2022

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Title

Arbitrage on Markets for Cryptocurrencies

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Crépellière, Tommy and Zeisberger, Stefan

Publication Type
Preprint
Release Year

2022

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Title

Consensus formation on heterogeneous networks

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Edoardo Fadda, Junda He, Claudio Tessone, Paolo Barucca

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2021

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Title

The landscape of Blockchain research: impacts and opportunities

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Hsing Kenneth Cheng, Daning Hu, Thomas Puschmann & J. Leon Zhao

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2021

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Title

Fostering Peer-to-Peer Blockchain-based Data Markets

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

José Parra-Moyano, Marcel Bühler, Michel Avital, Karl Schmedders

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2021

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Title

A Blockchain-based Approach for Educators’ Profile Management and Reward system

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Parminder Kaur; Anshu Parashar; Kavisha Duggal; Sunita Sunita

Publication Type
Conference ProceedingsResearch Paper
Release Year

2021

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Title

Regulating Financial Innovation: DLT Potential and Promise for Financial Market Infrastructures (FMIs)

Research Area

Law

Authors

Pavel Kulikov

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2021

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Title

Unveiling the importance and evolution of design components through the “Tree of Blockchain”

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Spychiger, Florian; Tasca, Paolo; Tessone, Claudio

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2021

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Title

Absence of a resolution limit in in-block nestedness

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Mariani, Manuel; Pallazi, Maria J; Solé-Ribalta, Albert; Borge-Holthoefer, Javier; Tessone, Claudio

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2021

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Title

The Complex Community Structure of the Bitcoin Address Correspondence Network

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Fischer, Jan Alexander; Palechor, Andres; Dell’Aglio, Daniele; Bernstein, Abraham; Tessone, Claudio J

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2021

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Title

The Miner’s Dilemma With Migration

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Li, Chuanyun; Spychiger, Florian; Tessone, Claudio

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2021

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Title

Heterogeneous Preferential Attachment in Key Ethereum-Based Cryptoassets

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

De Collibus, Francesco Maria; Partida, Alberto; Piškorec, Matija; Tessone, Claudio J

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2021

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Title

Agent-based Modelling of Strategic behavior in PoW Protocols

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Schwarz-Schilling, Caspar; Li, Sheng-Nan; Tessone, Claudio J

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2021

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Title

Consensus: Proof of Work, Proof of Stake and Structural Alternatives

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

NIcola Dimitri

Publication Type
Other
Release Year

2021

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Title

Monetary Dynamics with “Proof of Stake”

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Nicolas Dimitri

Publication Type
Release Year

2021

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Title

Bitcoin Mining as a Contest

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Nicola Dimitri

Publication Type
Release Year

2021

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Title

NFTs and Copyright: Challenges and Opportunities

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Pınar Çağlayan Aksoy & Zehra Özkan Üner

Publication Type
Release Year

2021

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Title

The Formation and Validity of Smart Contracts

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Pınar Çağlayan Aksoy

Publication Type
Book
Release Year

2021

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Title

AI as Agents: Agency Law, Artificial Intelligence and Private Law: Global Perspectives

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Authors

Pınar Çağlayan Aksoy

Publication Type
ReviewPreprint
Release Year

2021

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Title

The evolving liaisons between the transaction networks of Bitcoin and its price dynamics

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Authors

Bovet A., Campajola C., Mottes F., Restocchi V., Vallarano N., Squartini T., Tessone C.J.

Publication Type
Release Year

2019

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Title

Leitfaden Blockchain in der kantonalen Verwaltung Zürich

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Zavolokina, Liudmila Spychiger, Florian Schwabe, Gerhard

Publication Type
Other
Release Year

2021

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Title

How Can We Reduce Information Asymmetries and Enhance Trust in ‘The Market for Lemons’?

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Liudmila Zavolokina, Manuel Schlegel, Gerhard Schwabe

Publication Type
Release Year

2021

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Title

Dealers of Peaches and Lemons: How Can Used Car Dealers Use Trusted Car Data to Create Value?

Research Area

Authors

Baumann, J., Zavolokina, L., & Schwabe, G.

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2021

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Title

Ethereum Gas Price Statistics

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

David Carl, Christian Ewerhart

Publication Type
Preprint
Release Year

2021

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Title

The impact of blockchain on business models in banking

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Viktoria Rajnak & Thomas Puschmann

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2020

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Title

Mining blocks in a row: a statistical study of fairness in Bitcoin mining

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Li, Sheng-Nan; Yang, Zhao; Tessone, Claudio J

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2020

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Title

Proof-of-Work cryptocurrency mining: a statistical approach to fairness

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Authors

Li, Sheng-Nan; Yang, Zhao; Tessone, Claudio J

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2020

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Title

Lightning Network: a second path towards centralisation of the Bitcoin economy

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Jian-Hong Lin, Kevin Primicerio, Tiziano Squartini, Christian Decker, Claudio J.Tessone

Publication Type
Release Year

2023

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Title

Bitcoin Transaction Networks: an overview of recent results

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Nicolò Vallarano, Claudio Tessone, Tiziano Squartini

Publication Type
Preprint
Release Year

2020

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Title

Mining blocks in a row: A statistical study of fairness in Bitcoin mining

Research Area

Authors

Sheng-Nan Li, Zhao Yang, Claudio J. Tessone

Publication Type
Conference ProceedingsAll
Release Year

2020

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Title

SC-FLARE: Cooperative DDoS Signaling based on Smart Contracts

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Bruno Rodrigues, Spasen Trendafilov, Eder John Scheid, Burkhard Stiller

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2020

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Title

A Controlled Natural Language to Support Intent-based Blockchain Selection

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Eder John Scheid, Patrick Widmer, Bruno Rodrigues, Muriel Franco, Burkhard Stiller

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2020

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Title

Standardization of Blockchain-based I2oT Systems in the I4 Era

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Authors

Sina Rafati Niya, Eryk Schiller, Ile Cepilov, Burkhard Stiller

Publication Type
Conference ProceedingsAll
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2020

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Title

PleBeuS: a Policy-based Blockchain Selection Framework

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Authors

Eder John Scheid, Daniel Lakic, Bruno Rodrigues, Burkhard Stiller

Publication Type
Conference ProceedingsAll
Release Year

2022

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Title

Design and Implementation of Cast-as-Intended Verifiability for a Blockchain-Based Voting System

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Authors

Christian Killer, Bruno Rodrigues, Raphael Matile, Eder John Scheid, Burkhard Stiller

Publication Type
Conference ProceedingsAll
Release Year

2020

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Title

Toward scalable blockchains with transaction aggregation

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Sina Rafati Niya, Fabio Maddaloni, Thomas Bocek, Burkhard Stiller

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2020

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Title

Unveiling the relation between herding and liquidity with trader lead-lag networks

Research Area

Authors

Carlo Campajola, Fabrizio Lillo, Daniele Tantari

Publication Type
Release Year

2020

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Title

Blockchain for business: redefining trust

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Liudmila Zavolokina, André Naef

Publication Type
Other
Release Year

2020

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Title

Designing for Trust in a Blockchain Platform

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Liudmila Zavolokina; Noah Zani; Gerhard Schwabe

Publication Type
Release Year

2020

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Title

Potential and Limits of Blockchain Technology for Networked Businesses

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Roger W.H. Bons, Johan Versendaal, Liudmila Zavolokina, Weidong Larry Shi,

Publication Type
Release Year

2020

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Title

Value Creation From a Decentralized Car Ledger

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Authors

Ingrid Bauer*, Liudmila Zavolokina, Fabian Leisibach and Gerhard Schwabe

Publication Type
Release Year

2020

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Title

Management, Governance and Value Creation in a Blockchain Consortium

Research Area

Authors

Zavolokina, L., Ziolkowski, R., Bauer, I., & Schwabe, G.

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2020

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Title

Is there a market for trusted car data?

Research Area

Authors

Ingrid Bauer, Liudmila Zavolokina & Gerhard Schwabe

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2020

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Title

Finite blockchain games

Research Area

Authors

Christian Ewerhart

Publication Type
Release Year

2020

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Title

Stablecoins in cryptoeconomics from initial coin offerings to central bank digital currencies

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Authors

Marco Dell'Erba

Publication Type
Release Year

2019

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Title

Reconnecting citizens to politics via blockchain–starting the debate

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Authors

Uwe Serdült, Shefali Virkar, Olivier Glassey, Marijn Janssen

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2019

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Title

Designing a Marketplace for Distributed Data

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Authors

D Moor, S Seuken, T Grubenmann, A Bernstein

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2019

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Title

Transaction Fees, Block Size Limit and Auctions in Bitcoin

Research Area

Authors

Nicola Dimitri

Publication Type
Book
Release Year

2019

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Title

Transaction Fees, Block Size Limit and Auctions in Bitcoin

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Nicola Dimitri

Publication Type
Release Year

2019

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Title

A Taxonomy of Blockchain Technologies: Principles of Identification and Classification

Research Area

Authors

Paolo Tasca, Claudio J. Tessone

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2019

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Title

Threat Management Dashboard for a Blockchain Collaborative Defense

Research Area

Authors

Christian Killer, Bruno Rodrigues, Burkhard Stiller

Publication Type
Conference ProceedingsAll
Release Year

2019

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Title

Bifröst: a Modular Blockchain Interoperability API

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Eder John Scheid, Timo Hegnauer, Bruno Rodrigues, Burkhard Stiller

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2019

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Title

Scalable Transport Mechanisms for Blockchain IoT Applications

Research Area

Authors

Eryk Schiller, Sina Rafati Niya, Timo Surbeck, Burkhard Stiller

Publication Type
AllConference Proceedings
Release Year

2019

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Title

TradeMap: A FINMA-compliant Anonymous Management of an End-2-end Trading Market Place

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Authors

Sina Rafati Niya, Sebastian Allemann, Arik Gabay, Burkhard Stiller

Publication Type
AllConference Proceedings
Release Year

2019

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Title

BUNKER: a Blockchain-based trUsted VNF pacKagE Repository

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Authors

Eder John Scheid, Manuel Keller, Muriel Franco, Burkhard Stiller

Publication Type
AllConference Proceedings
Release Year

2019

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Title

GENEVIZ: a Visual Tool for the Construction and Blockchain-based Validation of SFC Packages

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Authors

Muriel Franco, Martin Bucher, Eder Scheid, Lisandro Granville, Burkhard Stiller

Publication Type
AllConference Proceedings
Release Year

2019

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Title

Cooperative Signaling of DDoS Attacks in a Blockchain-based Network

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Authors

Bruno Rodrigues, Burkhard Stiller

Publication Type
AllConference Proceedings
Release Year

2019

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Title

SATOS: Storage Agnostic Tokens over Opaque and Substructural Types

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Authors

Markus Knecht, Burkhard Stiller

Publication Type
AllConference Proceedings
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Title

EUREKA – A Minimal Operational Prototype of a Blockchain-based Rating and Publishing System

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Authors

Andreas Schaufelbühl, Sina Rafati Niya, Lucas Pelloni, Severin Wullschleger, Thomas Bocek, Burkhard Stiller, Lawrence Rajendran

Publication Type
Conference ProceedingsAll
Release Year

2019

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Title

A Reputation and Reward Scheme for a Cooperative Network Defense

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Authors

Andreas Gruhler, Bruno Rodrigues, Burkhard Stiller

Publication Type
Conference ProceedingsAll
Release Year

2019

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Title

Evaluating a Blockchain-based Cooperative Defense

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Authors

Bruno Rodrigues; Lukas Eisenring ; Eder Scheid ; Thomas Bocek ; Burkhard Stiller

Publication Type
Conference ProceedingsAll
Release Year

2019

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Title

Aktien als digitalisierte Werte

Research Area

Authors

Merens Derungs

Publication Type
Review
Release Year

2019

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Title

The Bitcoin game: Ethno-resonance as method

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Donncha Kavanagh, Gianluca Miscione, PJ Ennis

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2019

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Title

Examining Gentle Rivalry: Decision-Making in Blockchain Systems

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Rafael Ziolkowski, Geetha Parangi, Gianluca Miscione and Gerhard Schwabe

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2019

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Title

Exploring Blockchain Value Creation: The Case of the Car Ecosystem

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Ingrid Bauer, Liudmila Zavolokina, Fabian Leisibach and Gerhard Schwabe

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2019

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Title

To Token or not to Token: Tools for Understanding Blockchain Tokens

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Authors

Luis Oliveira, Liudmila Zavolokina, Ingrid Bauer and Gerhard Schwabe

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2018

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Title

Incentivizing Data Quality in Blockchains for Inter-Organizational Networks – Learning from the Digital Car Dossier

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Authors

Zavolokina, Liudmila ; Spychiger, Florian ; Tessone, Claudio J ; Schwabe, Gerhard

Publication Type
AllConference Proceedings
Release Year

2018

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Title

Consensus through Blockchains: Exploring Governance across interorganizational Settings

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Rafael Ziolkowski, Gianluca Miscione and Gerhard Schwabe

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2018

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Title

Network-based indicators of Bitcoin bubbles

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Authors

Alexandre Bovet, Carlo Campajola, Jorge F. Lazo, Francesco Mottes, Iacopo Pozzana, Valerio Restocchi, Pietro Saggese, Nicoló Vallarano, Tiziano Squartini, Claudio J. Tessone

Publication Type
Preprint
Release Year

2018

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Title

Tribal Governance: The Business of Blockchain Authentication

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Authors

Gianluca Miscione, Rafael Ziolkowski, Liudmila Zavolokina, Gerhard Schwabe

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2018

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Title

Blockchain Technologies from the Consumers’ Perspective: What Is There and Why Should Who Care?

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Manuel Schlegel, Liudmila Zavolokina and Gerhard Schwabe

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2018

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Title

Buyers of lemons: addressing buyers’ needs in the market for lemons with blockchain technology

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Authors

Liudmila Zavolokina, Gianluca Miscione and Gerhard Schwabe

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2018

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Title

Blockchains everywhere – a use-case of blockchains in the pharma supply-chain

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Authors

Thomas Bocek; Bruno B. Rodrigues; Tim Strasser; Burkhard Stiller

Publication Type
Release Year

2017

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Title

Blockchain innovation in private investment funds-A comparative analysis of the United States and Europe

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Authors

Wulf A Kaal, Marco Dell'Erba

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2017

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Title

The Blockchain Technology; Some Theory and Applications

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Nicola Dimitri

Publication Type
Preprint
Release Year

2017

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Title

Why Should I Trust a Blockchain Platform? Designing for Trust in the Digital Car Dossier

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Authors

Liudmila Zavolokina, Noah Zani and Gerhard Schwabe

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2017

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Title

Cryptographic Primitives in Blockchain Technology: A mathematical introduction

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Meike A. S. Bradbury, Thorsten Hens, Stefan Zeisberger

Publication Type
Book
Release Year

2015

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Title

The digital traces of bubbles: feedback cycles between socio-economic signals in the Bitcoin economy

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Authors

David Garcia, Claudio J. Tessone, Pavlin Mavrodiev and Nicolas Perony

Publication Type
Release Year

2014

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