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Professor Claudio J. Tessone heads the Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies group at the University of Zurich (UZH). He studies blockchains as a paradigm of socio-economic complexity: linking microscopic agent behaviour, incentives, and interactions with their large-scale (emergent) properties. The main pillars of his research include consensus analysis and modelling, cryptoeconomics, large-scale blockchain analytics and forensics, and design of token-based economies. Among his current areas of research we can mention: effects of reward distribution on global inequality, effects of strategic behaviour of validators in PoS and PoW systems on the quality of the consensus, systemic risk on DeFi protocols. He is also co-founder and Chairman of the UZH Blockchain Center, a competence center of more than 20 professors across four faculties covering the most varied fields in the space and coordinates research, education and networking; it has become a top centre Worldwide. He is the Editor in Chief of Ledger, the oldest and most reputable peer-reviewed journal in the space.

Research interests:
Cryptocurrency Economics, Governance, Social Dynamics of Cryptocurrency Adoption, Consensus Dynamics, Complex Systems, Scalability of Blockchain-based Systems, Incentive Schemes

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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

Bow-tie structure of the Polkadot transfer network

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Matija Piškorec, Ben Domenic James Murphy, Florian Rüegsegger, Sina Rafati Niya &Claudio J Tessone

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Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2023

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Title

A First Analytics Approach to the Cardano Blockchain

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Sina Rafati Niya, Ivana Mesić, Georgios Anagnostou, Gabriele Brunini, Claudio J. Tessone

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Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2023

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Title

Agent-Based Modelling of Ethereum Consensus

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Benjamin Kraner, Nicolò Vallarano, Claudio J. Tessone, Caspar Schwarz-Schilling

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Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2023

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Title

MT2AD: multi-layer temporal transaction anomaly detection in ethereum networks with GNN

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Beibei Han, Yingmei Wei, Qingyong Wang, Francesco Maria De Collibus & Claudio J. Tessone

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Research Paper
Release Year

2023

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Title

The Miner’s Dilemma With Migration: The Control Effect of Solo-Mining

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Chuanyun Li, Florian Spychiger, Claudio J. Tessone

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2023

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Title

The Evolving Liaisons between the Transaction Networksof Bitcoin and its Price Dynamics

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Alexandre Bovet, Carlo Campajola, Francesco Mottes, Valerio Restocchi, Nicolo Vallarano, Tiziano Squartini and Claudio J. Tessone

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
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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

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

Publication Type
Research Paper
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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

Francesco Maria De Collibus, Alberto Partida, Matija Piškorec

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Book
Release Year

2022

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Title

Public Policy Modeling and Applications 2021

Research Area

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

Research Area

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

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

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

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2022

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Title

The Evolution Of Centralisation on Cryptocurrency Platforms

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

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

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Research Paper
Release Year

2022

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Title

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

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2022

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Title

Agent-based Modelling of Bitcoin Consensus without Block Rewards

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

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

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2022

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Title

Agent-based Modelling of Strategic behavior in PoW Protocols

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Blockchain Analytics

Authors

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

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2021

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Title

Heterogeneous Preferential Attachment in Key Ethereum-Based Cryptoassets

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

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

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2021

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Title

The Miner’s Dilemma With Migration

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Chuanyun Li, Florian Spychiger, Claudio Tessone

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2021

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Title

The Complex Community Structure of the Bitcoin Address Correspondence Network

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

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

Publication Type
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

Manuel S. Mariani, María J. Palazzi, Albert Solé-Ribalta, Javier Borge-Holthoefer, Claudio J. Tessone

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Research Paper
Release Year

2021

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Title

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

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Florian Spychiger, Paolo Tasca, Claudio Tessone

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

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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Title

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

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Authors

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

Publication Type
Preprint
Release Year

2020

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Title

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

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Sheng-Nan Li, Zhao Yang, Claudio J Tessone

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2020

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Title

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

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Sheng-Nan Li, Zhao Yang, Claudio J Tessone

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2020

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Title

A Taxonomy of Blockchain Technologies: Principles of Identification and Classification

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Paolo Tasca, Claudio J. Tessone

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2019

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Title

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

Research Area

Economy

Authors

Alexandre Bovet, Carlo Campajola, Francesco Mottes, Valerio Restocchi, Nicolò Vallarano, Tiziano Squartini, Claudio J. Tessone

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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

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

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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Economy

Authors

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
Release Year

2018

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Title

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

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

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

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2014

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