Prof. Dr. Claudio J. Tessone

Chairman & Academic Director

Claudio J. Tessone is Professor of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies at the Informatics Department, University of Zurich. He is co-founder and Chairman of the UZH Blockchain Center. He holds a PhD in Physics (on complex systems) and an Habilitation on “Complex socio-economic systems” from ETH Zurich. He is an expert in the modelling of complex socio-economic, and socio-technical systems from an interdisciplinary perspective. He is interested in the link between microscopic agent behaviour and the rules these agents abide to, and the global, emergent properties of socio-economic and socio-technical systems.
Blockchain-based systems and cryptocurrencies are the main pillar of his research (being among the first to study them). This includes crypoeconomics (from financial aspects to meso- and macro- properties, such as withstanding, emergent centralisation), big-data blockchain analytics and forensics, design of blockchain-based systems, and characterisation of economic incentives that are present (by design or set inadvertently) in them. He is the director of the Summer School: Deep Dive into Blockchain and of the Certificate of Advanced Studies on Blockchain at the University of Zurich. Since 2018, he serves as Chief Editor of the section on non-financial blockchains and interdisciplinary applications of the Journal “Frontiers in Blockchain”.

Research Topics

Related Publication

Research paper:

A Taxonomy of Blockchain Technologies: Principles of Identification and Classification

Authors: Paolo Tasca, Claudio J. Tessone

Ledger, 4 (2019) …

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

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

Journal of the Royal Society: Interface, pp. 20140623, vol. 11 (2014)  …

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Conference proceedings:

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

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

2nd IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC 2020), Toronto, Canada, May 2020 …

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

Authors: Liudmila Zavolokina, Florian Spychiger, Claudio J. Tessone and Gerhard Schwabe

International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS 2018), San Francisco, USA, 12-16 December 2018. …

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Bitcoin Transaction Networks: an overview of recent results

Authors: Nicolò Vallarano, Claudio Tessone, Tiziano Squartini

arXiv:2005.00114 …

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

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

arXiv:2002.02819 …

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Network-based indicators of Bitcoin bubbles

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

arXiv:1805.04460 …

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