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

28 Jul | RAA-G-01, Universit

Blockchain Governance Initiative Network (BGIN Block #6) @Zurich [Hybrid]

Blockchain Governance Initiative Network (BGIN) provides an open and neutral sphere for all stakeholders to deepen common understanding and to c...

04 Jul | Online Course

[3rd UZH Summer School DDiB’22 ] Deep Dive into Blockchain

Linking Economics, Technology and Law. ...

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.



Recording: Crypto Art Conference

The memorable event on Crypto Art at Kunsthaus Zürich co-organised with the University of Zurich Art Market Studies and The Europa Institut at the University of Zurich (EIZ) was a huge success. Over 300 participants filled the auditorium of the Kunsthaus Zürich! Thanks to all the speakers for your valuable inputs on crypto art from technological, […]


Helmut Dietl Explains the Mechanisms of Stablecoins

Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies that are tied to a reference value (typically the USD). They have been developed to cope with the high volatility in crypto markets. Prof. Helmut Dietl shows different designs and the underlying mechanisms of stablecoins in his cash column. Furthermore, he demonstrates how a death spiral has led to the failure of […]