UZH Blockchain Center

A Competence Center bringing an interdisciplinary lens to distributed trust


UZH Blockchain Center started its activities in 2017, and was formally established as a Competence Center in 2019. Since then, it has organised a wide range of academic, educational, and industry-related activities. It thus became the largest and most active academic cluster in Switzerland, a World-wide blockchain hub.


Born to coordinate and foster research in different areas, and disseminate the scientific publications


It continuously creates and extends a unique educational offering to University students and industry leaders


Being the single point of contact between UZH and peer Academic initiatives, Industry, and the community

Future Events

18 Oct | [event-location] not found

[Industry Talk HS22] NFT’s – Risk or opportunity? A simplified insight into the Legal & Compliance Dos and Don’ts

lic. iur. Awin Tavakoli(Lawyer & Business Advisor, Founder & CEO at Tavakoli Advisory Switzerland LLC, Zurich) ...

11 Oct | [Hybrid] KOL-E-18,

[Lecture Series HS22] Transparent, Trustworthy & Privacy-Preserving Supply Chains

Prof. Dr Salil Kanhere(School of Computer Science and Engineering at UNSW Sydney, Australia) ...

The Members

The UZH Blockchain Center is composed of 22 Faculty members from two Faculties and including Informatics, Business, Economics, Finance, Regulation, Law and Complexity Science. It hosts above 40 researchers from the University of Zurich and top-scholars.



Best paper award for Burkhard Stiller and his co-authors!

The paper on “Æternum: a Decentralized Voting System with Unconditional Privacy” by Christian Killer, Markus Knecht, Claude Müller, Bruno Rodrigues, Eder Scheid, Muriel Franco, Burkhard Stiller had received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in May 2021 (ICBC 2021) and was invited afterwards for an extended version to […]


Radiotelevisione Svizzera features a podcast with Claudio Tessone

The podcast enters into the world of blockchain & cryptocurrencies and discovers the origins of these technologies and what prospects they could open up for us. The founder of the UZH Blockchain Center Claudio Tessone, professor at the University of Zurich heading the research group Blockchain and Distributed Blockchain Technologies gives more insight into the […]