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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 interests:
Complex Systems, scalability of blockchain-based systems, Incentive schemes, Cryptocurrency economics, governance, social dynamics of cryptocurrency adoption, consensus dynamics, consensus dynamics

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

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Blockchain Analytics

Authors

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

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2023

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Title

The Structural Role of Smart Contracts and Exchanges in the Centralisation of Ethereum-Based Cryptoassets

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Blockchain Analytics

Authors

De Collibus, Francesco Maria; Piškorec, Matija; Partida, Alberto; Tessone, Claudio J

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2022

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Title

The Role of Smart Contracts in the Transaction Networks of Four Key DeFi-Collateral Ethereum-Based Tokens.

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Blockchain Analytics

Authors

De Collibus, Francesco Maria; Partida, Alberto; Piškorec, Matija

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Book
Release Year

2022

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Title

Public Policy Modeling and Applications 2021

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Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Miguel Fuentes, Claudio J. Tessone , and Bernardo Alves Furtado

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2022

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Title

Visualization of Blockchain Consensus Degradation

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Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Luca Ambrosini; Matija Piškorec; Claudio J. Tessone

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Conference ProceedingsResearch Paper
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2022

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Title

Agent-based Modelling of Bitcoin Consensus without Block Rewards

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Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Benjamin Kraner; Sheng-Nan Li; Andreia Sofia Teixeira; Claudio J. Tessone

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Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2022

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Title

MicroVelocity: rethinking the Velocity of Money for digital currencies

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Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Carlo Campajola, Marco D’Errico, Claudio J. Tessone

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Research Paper
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2022

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Title

The Evolution Of Centralisation on Cryptocurrency Platforms

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Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Carlo Campajola, Raffaele Cristodaro, Francesco Maria De Collibus, Tao Yan, Nicolo’ Vallarano, Claudio J. Tessone

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Research Paper
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2022

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Twisted by the Pools: Detection of Selfish Anomalies in Proof-of-Work Mining

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Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Sheng-Nan Li, Carlo Campajola, Claudio J. Tessone

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2022

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Title

Disorder Unleashes Panic in Bitcoin Dynamics

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Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Marco Alberto Javarone, Gabriele Di Antonio, Gianni Valerio Vinci, Raffaele Cristodaro, Claudio J. Tessone, Luciano Pietronero

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Research Paper
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2022

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Title

Agent-based Modelling of Strategic behavior in PoW Protocols

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Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Schwarz-Schilling, Caspar; Li, Sheng-Nan; Tessone, Claudio J

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Conference Proceedings
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2021

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Heterogeneous Preferential Attachment in Key Ethereum-Based Cryptoassets

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Blockchain Analytics

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De Collibus, Francesco Maria; Partida, Alberto; Piškorec, Matija; Tessone, Claudio J

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Research Paper
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2021

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Title

The Miner’s Dilemma With Migration

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Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Li, Chuanyun; Spychiger, Florian; Tessone, Claudio

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Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2021

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Title

The Complex Community Structure of the Bitcoin Address Correspondence Network

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Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Fischer, Jan Alexander; Palechor, Andres; Dell’Aglio, Daniele; Bernstein, Abraham; Tessone, Claudio J

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Research Paper
Release Year

2021

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Title

Absence of a resolution limit in in-block nestedness

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Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Mariani, Manuel; Pallazi, Maria J; Solé-Ribalta, Albert; Borge-Holthoefer, Javier; Tessone, Claudio

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Research Paper
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2021

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Title

Unveiling the importance and evolution of design components through the “Tree of Blockchain”

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Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Spychiger, Florian; Tasca, Paolo; Tessone, Claudio

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Research Paper
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2021

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Title

Consensus formation on heterogeneous networks

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Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Edoardo Fadda, Junda He, Claudio Tessone, Paolo Barucca

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Research Paper
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2021

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

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

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AllConference Proceedings
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2020

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Title

Bitcoin Transaction Networks: an overview of recent results

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Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Nicolò Vallarano, Claudio Tessone, Tiziano Squartini

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Preprint
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2020

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Title

Proof-of-Work cryptocurrency mining: a statistical approach to fairness

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Authors

Li, Sheng-Nan; Yang, Zhao; Tessone, Claudio J

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
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2020

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Title

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

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Li, Sheng-Nan; Yang, Zhao; Tessone, Claudio J

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
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2020

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Title

A Taxonomy of Blockchain Technologies: Principles of Identification and Classification

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Authors

Paolo Tasca, Claudio J. Tessone

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Research Paper
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2019

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The evolving liaisons between the transaction networks of Bitcoin and its price dynamics

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Bovet A., Campajola C., Mottes F., Restocchi V., Vallarano N., Squartini T., Tessone C.J.

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2019

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Title

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

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Zavolokina, Liudmila ; Spychiger, Florian ; Tessone, Claudio J ; Schwabe, Gerhard

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AllConference Proceedings
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2018

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Title

Network-based indicators of Bitcoin bubbles

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

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Preprint
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2018

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Title

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

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

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2014

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