Merens Derung

Researcher

Merens Derungs is a research and teaching assistant at the Faculty of Law at the University of Zurich. Merens is a PhD candidate whose interdisciplinary research focuses on the tokenization of shares. He analyses all private law aspects and the technical implementation of digital shares under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Hans Caspar von der Crone. Merens holds a Master’s degree in Law and Economics from the University of St. Gallen and is a Swiss qualified lawyer.

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Disclaimer: Researchers are members of the academic community of the University of Zurich with a strong interest in the area of blockchain. However, they are not formal members of the center and their listing does not mean that they have a formal employment within the UZH blockchain center.

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Aktien als digitalisierte Werte

Authors: Hans Caspar von der Crone/Merens Derungs

SZW 2019, 481-497. …

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Florian Spychiger

Researcher

Florian Spychiger received his MSc. in Quantitative Finance jointly by the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich in 2019. He currently works and teaches as a research associate at the Zurich University of Applied Science in the area of Blockchains in supply chain management. As a PhD student at the URPP Social Networks group, he conducts research on incentives in blockchain systems under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Claudio J. Tessone.

Research Topics

Disclaimer: Researchers are members of the academic community of the University of Zurich with a strong interest in the area of blockchain. However, they are not formal members of the center.

Francesco Maria De Collibus

Researcher

Francesco is a seasoned IT professional holding a “Laurea” degree (4 years) in Philosophy (2003), a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (2006) and a Master of Science in Information Technology (2012), all three of them from University of Milan. He has many years of international experience in IT, having worked since 2006 for banking, software, telco and insurance companies.

In 2018 he started as an external PhD student at the URPP Social Networks Group, where he conducts research on Blockchain and Social Networks under the supervision of professor Claudio J. Tessone.

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Disclaimer: Researchers are members of the academic community of the University of Zurich with a strong interest in the area of blockchain. However, they are not formal members of the center and their listing does not mean that they have a formal employment within the UZH blockchain center.

Kiril Mitrov, LL.M.

Researcher

Kiril Mitrov is a Teaching and Research Fellow at the Chair of European law, Public law and International Economic law at the Law Institute of the University of Zurich.

Kiril is a PhD candidate whose research focuses on Blockchain regulation in the EU. He analyses how and to what extent existing legal frameworks apply to specific blockchain applications and whether they are fit-for-purpose. He further explores how regulations could be improved and adapted to the decentralised nature of blockchain technology.

Kiril holds an LL.M. degree in European Public Law and Governance from Maastricht University. He obtained his Bachelor of Law degree at the University of Montpellier, France and did an exchange year at KU Leuven, Belgium. During his studies he has done multiple internships and has worked as a legal consultant to a couple of blockchain start-ups

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Disclaimer: Researchers are members of the academic community of the University of Zurich with a strong interest in the area of blockchain. However, they are not formal members of the center and their listing does not mean that they have a formal employment within the UZH blockchain center.

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  • Lecturer in European Law and Policy (Master’s course) at the Faculty of Law, Zurich University

Shengnan Li

Researcher

Sheng-Nan Li is a PhD student at the URPP Social Network group. She received her bachelors in financial engineering and masters in Systems Analysis and Integration. Currently, she mainly focuses on blockchain-based system, including identification of the strategic mining behavior, economic analysis of cryptocurrency, and structural analysis of the distributed network.

Research Topics

Disclaimer: Researchers are members of the academic community of the University of Zurich with a strong interest in the area of blockchain. However, they are not formal members of the center and their listing does not mean that they have a formal employment within the UZH blockchain center.

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Conference processings:

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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  • Blockchain Analytics, UZH Summer School 2020: Deep dive into Blockchain—Linking Economics, Technology and Law.

Rafael Ziolkowski

Researcher

Rafael Ziolkowski is a doctoral student and research assistant at the Information Management research group at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, since February 2017. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Information Systems from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. His research interests are at the intersection of technology and modes of organizing, interorganizational system governance, the applicability of distributed ledger technologies, and distributed ledger technologies in general.

Within the Innosuisse project cardossier, Rafael led governance-related works, which led to the foundation of the cardossier association and allowed cardossier to grow. In his project work, Rafael also worked as a business analyst for governance-related and use-case-oriented topics.

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Disclaimer: Researchers are members of the academic community of the University of Zurich with a strong interest in the area of blockchain. However, they are not formal members of the center and their listing does not mean that they have a formal employment within the UZH blockchain center.

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Conference proceedings:

Examining Gentle Rivalry: Decision-Making in Blockchain Systems

Authors: Rafael Ziolkowski, Geetha Parangi, Gianluca Miscione and Gerhard Schwabe

52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2019), Maui, Hawaii, 8-13 January 2019. …

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Consensus through Blockchains: Exploring Governance across interorganizational Settings

Authors: Rafael Ziolkowski, Gianluca Miscione and Gerhard Schwabe

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

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More publications:

  • Liudmila Zavolokina, Rafael Ziolkowski, Ingrid Bauer and Gerhard Schwabe, Management, Governance and Value Creation in a Blockchain Consortium MIS Quarterly Executive vol. 19 ISSN: 1540-1960 2020 Indiana University Press Journal Article
  • Miscione, Gianluca; Goerke, Tobias; Klein, Stefan; Schwabe, Gerhard; Ziolkowski, Rafael (2019). Hanseatic Governance: Understanding Blockchain as Organizational Technology. In: Fortieth International Conference on Information Systems, Munich, 15 December 2019 – 18 December 2019.        

Eder John Scheid

Researcher

Eder Scheid is a Junior Researcher pursuing his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Burkhard Stiller at the University of Zurich UZH. He is also a teaching assistant at the Communication Systems Group CSG since December 2017. Eder holds an M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of the Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), which he obtained in 2017 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville. His master’s thesis was entitled “INSpIRE: an Integrated NFV-baSed. Intent Refinement Environment”. Eder is one of the teaching assistants of the “Blockchains and Overlay Networks” class for M.Sc. students at UZH. Also, in 2018 and 2019 he served as an instructor on the “Certificate for Advanced Studies (CAS) on Blockchains” class and the “CAS on Big Data and Machine Learning” focusing on blockchains in general and practical hands-on on Blockchains, Smart Contracts, and Clouds. Eder has supervised several M.Sc. and B.Sc. students on the blockchain and smart contracts topics.

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Disclaimer: Researchers are members of the academic community of the University of Zurich with a strong interest in the area of blockchain. However, they are not formal members of the center and their listing does not mean that they have a formal employment within the UZH blockchain center.

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Conference proceeding:

SC-FLARE: Cooperative DDoS Signaling based on Smart Contracts

Authors: Bruno Rodrigues, Spasen Trendafilov, Eder John Scheid, Burkhard Stiller

2nd IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC 2020), Toronto, Canada, May 2020, pp 1–3 …

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A Controlled Natural Language to Support Intent-based Blockchain Selection

Authors: Eder John Scheid, Patrick Widmer, Bruno Rodrigues, Muriel Franco, Burkhard Stiller

2nd IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC 2020), Toronto, Canada, May 2020, pp 1–9 …

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PleBeuS: a Policy-based Blockchain Selection Framework

Authors: Eder John Scheid, Daniel Lakic, Bruno Rodrigues, Burkhard Stiller

IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2020), Budapest, Hungary. 2020, pp. 1-9 …

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Design and Implementation of Cast-as-Intended Verifiability for a Blockchain-Based Voting System

Authors: Christian Killer, Bruno Rodrigues, Raphael Matile, Eder John Scheid, Burkhard Stiller

Proceedings of the 35th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, 2020, pp. 286-293. …

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Bifröst: a Modular Blockchain Interoperability API

Authors: Eder John Scheid, Timo Hegnauer, Bruno Rodrigues, Burkhard Stiller

2019 IEEE 44th Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Osnabrueck, Germany, 2019, pp. 332-339 …

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BUNKER: a Blockchain-based trUsted VNF pacKagE Repository

Authors: Eder John Scheid, Manuel Keller, Muriel Franco, Burkhard Stiller

16th Conference on the Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services (GECON 2019), Leeds, UK, September 2019, pp. 188-196 …

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GENEVIZ: a Visual Tool for the Construction and Blockchain-based Validation of SFC Packages

Authors: Muriel Franco, Martin Bucher, Eder Scheid, Lisandro Granville, Burkhard Stiller

16th Conference on the Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services (GECON 2019), Leeds, UK, September 2019, pp. 15–28 …

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Cast-as-Intended Verifiability in Blockchain-based Electronic Voting

Authors: Raphael Matile, Bruno Rodrigues, Eder John Scheid, Burkhard Stiller

2019 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC), Seoul, Korea (South), 2019, pp. 24-28 …

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Enabling Dynamic SLA Compensation Using Blockchain-based Smart Contracts

Authors: Eder Scheid, Bruno Rodrigues, Lisandro Granville, Burkhard Stiller

2019 IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management (IM), Arlington, VA, USA, 2019, pp. 53-61. …

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Toward a Policy-based Blockchain Agnostic Framework

Authors: Eder Scheid, Bruno Rodrigues, Burkhard Stiller

2019 IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management (IM), Arlington, VA, USA, 2019, pp. 609-613. …

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Evaluating a Blockchain-based Cooperative Defense

Authors: Bruno Rodrigues; Lukas Eisenring ; Eder Scheid ; Thomas Bocek ; Burkhard Stiller

2019 IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management (IM), Arlington, VA, USA, 2019, pp. 533-538. …

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BRAIN: Blockchain-based Reverse Auction for Infrastructure Supply in Virtual Network Functions-as-a-Service

Authors: Muriel Franco, Eder Scheid, Lisandro Granville, Burkhard Stiller

2019 IFIP Networking Conference (IFIP Networking), Warsaw, Poland, 2019, pp. 1-9 …

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Related Presentation

  • Eder John Scheid: A Controlled Natural Language to Support Intent-based Blockchain Selection; IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC 2020), Toronto, Canada, May 2020
  • Bruno Rodrigues, Eder John Scheid, Burkhard Stiller: Blockchains in the Age of Softwarization– Hands-on Experiences with Programming Smart Contracts and Their Security Pitfalls (Tutorial 1), IFIP/IEEE Network Operations and Management Sym-posium (NOMS 2020). Budapest, Hungary April 2020.
  • Eder John Scheid: PleBeuS: a Policy-based Blockchain Selection Framework; IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2020), Budapest, Hungary, April 2020
  • Eder John Scheid: Bifröst: a Modular Blockchain Interoperability API; 44th Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2019), Osnabrück, Germany, October 2019
  • Eder John Scheid: Toward a Policy-based Blockchain Agnostic Framework; 16th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2019), Washington D.C., U.S.A., April 2019
  • Eder John Scheid: Enabling Dynamic SLA Compensation Using Blockchain; 16th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2019), Washington D.C., U.S.A., April 2019
  • Burkhard Stiller, Bruno Rodrigues, Eder John Scheid: Information Management in the Blockchain Era – Challenges and Opportunities; IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2019), Washington DC, U.S.A., April 2019
  • Eder John Scheid: Leveraging Smart Contracts for Automatic SLA Compensation – The Case of NFV Environments; 12th International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS 2018), Munich, Germany, June 2018

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  • FS18, FS19, and FS20: Blockchain and Overlay Networks (BCOLN), CAS on Blockchains, CAS on Big Data and Machine Learning
  • Teaching Assistant in the Deep Dive into Blockchain Summer School

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  • Blockchain Based Temperature Monitoring for Cold Chains in Medical Drug Distribution (BC4CC)

Sina Rafati Niya

Researcher

Sina Rafati is a research and teaching assistant at the communications systems group supervised by Prof. Dr. Burkhard Stiller. Perusing the academic life as a PhD student in the field of Blockchain IoT integration, he has been active in several relevant research areas.

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Disclaimer: Researchers are members of the academic community of the University of Zurich with a strong interest in the area of blockchain. However, they are not formal members of the center and their listing does not mean that they have a formal employment within the UZH blockchain center.

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Conference proceedings:

Standardization of Blockchain-based I2oT Systems in the I4 Era

Authors: Sina Rafati Niya, Eryk Schiller, Ile Cepilov, Burkhard Stiller

IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2020), Budapest, Hungary. 2020, pp. 1-9 …

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Toward scalable blockchains with transaction aggregation

Authors: Sina Rafati Niya, Fabio Maddaloni, Thomas Bocek, Burkhard Stiller

Proceedings of the 35th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, 2020, pp. 308-315. …

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Scalable Transport Mechanisms for Blockchain IoT Applications

Authors: Eryk Schiller, Sina Rafati Niya, Timo Surbeck, Burkhard Stiller

44th Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2019), Osnabrück, Germany, October 2019, pp. 34–41 …

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TradeMap: A FINMA-compliant Anonymous Management of an End-2-end Trading Market Place

Authors: Sina Rafati Niya, Sebastian Allemann, Arik Gabay, Burkhard Stiller

15th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2019), Halifax, Canada, October 2019, pp. 1–5 …

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A Blockchain-based Scientific Publishing Platform

Authors: Sina Rafati Niya, Lucas Pelloni, Severin Wullschleger, Andreas Schaufelbühl, Thomas Bocek, Burkhard Stiller, Lawrence Rajendran

2019 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC), Seoul, Korea (South), 2019, pp. 329-336 …

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A Platform-independent, Generic-purpose, and Blockchain-based Supply Chain Tracking

Authors: Sina Rafati Niya, Danijel Dordevic, Atif Ghulam Nabi, Tanbir Mann, Burkhard Stiller

2019 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC), Seoul, Korea (South), 2019, pp. 11-12 …

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BUNKER: a Blockchain-based trUsted VNF pacKagE Repository

Authors: Eder John Scheid, Manuel Keller, Muriel Franco, Burkhard Stiller

16th Conference on the Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services (GECON 2019), Leeds, UK, September 2019, pp. 188-196 …

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Adaptation of Proof-of-Stake-based Blockchains for IoT Data Streams

Authors: Sina Rafati Niya, Eryk Schiller, Ile Cepilov, Fabio Maddaloni, Timo Surbeck, Kürsat Aydinli, Thomas Bocek

2019 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC), Seoul, Korea (South), 2019, pp. 15-16 …

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More Publications:

  • Andreas Schaufelbühl, Sina Rafati Niya, Lucas Pelloni, Severin Wullschleger, Thomas Bocek, Burkhard Stiller, Lawrence Rajendran: EUREKA — A Minimal Operational Prototype of a Blockchain-based Rating and Publishing System; IEEE International Conference on Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies, “ICBC 2019 – Demo ()”, Seoul, South Korea, May 2019.
  • Sina Rafati Niya, Florian Schüpfer, Thomas Bocek, Burkhard Stiller: A Peer-to-peer Purchase and Rental Smart Contract-based Application (PuRSCA); it – Information Technology, (2018) Retrieved 8 Oct. 2018, doi:10.1515/itit-2017-0036.
  • Sina Rafati Niya, Sanjiv S. Jha, Thomas Bocek, Burkhard Stiller: Design and Implementation of an Automated and Decentralized Pollution Monitoring System with Blockchains, Smart Contracts, and LoRaWAN; 16th IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium, “Cognitive Management in a Cyber World”, Taipei, Taiwan, April 2018, pp 100-102.             

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  • Teacher assistant for the Distributed Systems course

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Prof. Dr. José Parra Moyano

Researcher

José Parra-Moyano is an Assistant Professor at the Digitalization Department of the Copenhagen Business School. As an economist trained in statistical methods, he is an expert in the application of technology in business, and has several academic publications on this topic. Besides that, José has been appointed as Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, is a Research Fellow at the Blockchain Centre of the University College in London, and has been listed as a Forbes 30 UNDER 30. José gives courses about business analytics and fintech in different universities at master and MBA level, and advises companies in the development of their strategies and in the integration of technology into their business.

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Disclaimer: Researchers are members of the academic community of the University of Zurich with a strong interest in the area of blockchain. However, they are not formal members of the center and their listing does not mean that they have a formal employment within the UZH blockchain center.

Related Publication

  • José Parra Moyano, Sandy Pentland, and Karl Schmedders. “What Managers Need to Know About Data Exchanges,” MIT Sloan Management Review 61 (4), 39 – 44
  • Parra-Moyano, J. & Ross, O. (2017). KYC Optimization Using Distributed Ledger Technology. Bus Inf Syst Eng (2017) 59: 411.
  • Parra-Moyano, J. (2017). On the Continuity and Origin of Identity in Distributed Ledgers: Learning from Russel’s Paradox. Metaphilosophy, 48(5):687-697.
  • Parra-Moyano, J., Thoroddsen, T. & Ross, O. (2019). Optimised and dynamic KYC System Based on Blockchain Technology. Int. J. Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2019.    

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  • Information Economics
  • Data Economics

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  • Markets for health data

Andreas Engelmann

Researcher

  • Since 2015: External PhD Student at the University of Zurich
  • Since 2003: Self-employed activity as an independent software developer
  • 2002: Masters degree in Information Systems
  • 1997: Moved to Leipzig (Germany) for studying Information Systems
  • 1976: Born in Dessau (Germany)

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Disclaimer: Researchers are members of the academic community of the University of Zurich with a strong interest in the area of blockchain. However, they are not formal members of the center and their listing does not mean that they have a formal employment within the UZH blockchain center.

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Ingrid Bauer

Researcher

Ingrid Bauer is a Phd Student at the Information Management Research Group at the University of Zurich since November 2017.  Her research focuses on blockchain business models and data markets.

Ingrid worked on the innosuisse cardossier research project. She led the definition of the cardossier project’s business model for the used car market and worked on the design of the cardossier data market. She also acted as the Scrum master for the development team. Today, she is driving research activities in the resale workstream of the cardossier association.
Ingrid holds a BSc in information engineering and management from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and an MSc in information systems from the Copenhagen Business School.

Before her studies at UZH, Ingrid worked as Technology Consultant at PwC Germany.

Research Topics

Disclaimer: Researchers are members of the academic community of the University of Zurich with a strong interest in the area of blockchain. However, they are not formal members of the center and their listing does not mean that they have a formal employment within the UZH blockchain center.

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Conference proceedings:

Exploring Blockchain Value Creation: The Case of the Car Ecosystem

Authors: Ingrid Bauer, Liudmila Zavolokina, Fabian Leisibach and Gerhard Schwabe

52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2019), Maui, Hawaii, 8-12 January 2019. …

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To Token or not to Token: Tools for Understanding Blockchain Tokens

Authors: Luis Oliveira, Liudmila Zavolokina, Ingrid Bauer and Gerhard Schwabe

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

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  • Information Management (Master)
  • Supervision of Bachelor- / Master-Thesis in related areas

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