Prof. Dr. Claudio J. Tessone
Chairman & Academic Director
Claudio J. Tessone is Assistant Professor for Network Science at the University of Zurich since 2015, where he also serves as co-director of the University Priority Programme on Social Networks. His research interests focus on modelling and data analysis of complex socio-economic and techno-economic systems with more than 70 peer-review publications in diverse fields.
He has been doing research on cryptocurrencies and blockchain-related topics since 2013. With respect to the former, his interests lie on cryptocurrency analytics, the economics of cryptocurrencies, with a focus on the processes that lead to the centralisation of these, a priori, decentralised systems; therefore, a focal point of interest is the unveiling and understanding of the incentive schemes placed – many times unexpectedly in their design. With respect to blockchains, he studies the efficiency and scalability of consensus mechanisms, combining emulation of the platforms, complex-systems inspired modelling and real-world data analysis.
Since 2018, he serves as Chief Editor of the section on non-financial blockchains and interdisciplinary applications of the Journal “Frontiers in Blockchain”.
A Taxonomy of Blockchain Technologies: Principles of Identification and Classification
Ledger, 4 (2019) …Read the full article
The digital traces of bubbles: feedback cycles between socio-economic signals in the Bitcoin economy
Journal of the Royal Society: Interface, pp. 20140623, vol. 11 (2014) …Read the full article
Mining blocks in a row: A statistical study of fairness in Bitcoin mining
2nd IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC 2020), Toronto, Canada, May 2020 …Read the full article
Incentivizing Data Quality in Blockchains for Inter-Organizational Networks – Learning from the Digital Car Dossier
International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS 2018), San Francisco, USA, 12-16 December 2018. …Read the full article
Bitcoin Transaction Networks: an overview of recent results
arXiv:2005.00114 …Read the full article
Lightning Network: a second path towards centralisation of the Bitcoin economy
arXiv:2002.02819 …Read the full article
Network-based indicators of Bitcoin bubbles
arXiv:1805.04460 …Read the full article