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

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.



New PhD positions are open: Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies group at UZH

Are you looking for a PhD position in Blockchain? Are you interested in cryptoeconomic analysis modelling, implementation of blockchain-based incentives, and creation of efficient and versatile data collection approaches for processing UTXO and e-UTXO blockchains? Now, two new PhD positions in Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies (BDLT) group at University of Zurich are open for […]


Florian Spychiger on the research project No1s1 – a house that belongs to no one but itself

Florian Spychiger, a researcher of the UZH Blockchain Center, talks with SRF Radio about No1s1. The project enhances Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) and supports practitioners in the design and implementation of DAOs. There are many open research questions. The project is a collaboration with ZHAW and ETH Zurich. The SRF report [in German] is available here: […]