Recording: Crypto Art Conference

The memorable event on Crypto Art at Kunsthaus Zürich co-organised with the University of Zurich Art Market Studies and The Europa Institut at the University of Zurich (EIZ) was a huge success. Over 300 participants filled the auditorium of the Kunsthaus Zürich! Thanks to all the speakers for your valuable inputs on crypto art from technological, […]


Helmut Dietl Explains the Mechanisms of Stablecoins

Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies that are tied to a reference value (typically the USD). They have been developed to cope with the high volatility in crypto markets. Prof. Helmut Dietl shows different designs and the underlying mechanisms of stablecoins in his cash column. Furthermore, he demonstrates how a death spiral has led to the failure of […]


Meet the Media Guru Swiss Edition– Claudio Tessone

Switzerland is turning a World-wide blockchain hub, and the University of Zurich is really active in the space. Thus, UZH Blockchain Center are produce to represent Switzerland within the House of Switzerland organised by Consolato generale di Svizzera a Milano in Milan. On 11th May 2022 in the Casa degli Artisti (near Moscova). Co-organised by MEET Digital Culture Center, Prof. Claudio J. Tessone talked about his group’s research in Blockchain #Analytics and #Cryptoeconomics.


New PhD positions are open: Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies group at UZH

Are you looking for a PhD position in Blockchain? Are you interested in cryptoeconomic analysis modelling, implementation of blockchain-based incentives, and creation of efficient and versatile data collection approaches for processing UTXO and e-UTXO blockchains? Now, two new PhD positions in Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies (BDLT) group at University of Zurich are open for […]


Florian Spychiger on the research project No1s1 – a house that belongs to no one but itself

Florian Spychiger, a researcher of the UZH Blockchain Center, talks with SRF Radio about No1s1. The project enhances Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) and supports practitioners in the design and implementation of DAOs. There are many open research questions. The project is a collaboration with ZHAW and ETH Zurich. The SRF report [in German] is available here: […]


Claudio Tessone about speculation and privacy in NFT markets

Daniel Saraga has written an interesting article on how NFTs disrupted the art market in less than a year. He explains how NFTs work and shows the enormous hype about NFTs and the speculation involved. Prof. Claudio Tessone, the chairman of the UZH Blockchain Center, points out that the design of current blockchains (e.g., constant […]


Blockchain Presence wins 3rd place at Austrian Blockchain Award 2021

Blockchain Presence AG is an official spin-off of the University of Zurich that was founded in December 2020 and aims to create a blockchain oracle for the Ethereum platform. The start-up offers, in particular, an internship program for UZH students that wish to write their thesis within a project environment. The spin-off was initiated by […]


University of Zurich ranked first in Europe (and fourth World-wide) in CoinDesk’s “Top Universities for Blockchain” 2021

Great to see the University of Zurich ranked first in Europe (and fourth World-wide) in CoinDesk’s “Top Universities for Blockchain” 2021.  Switzerland is in a privileged position within the blockchain ecosystem, which allows us to have fantastic collaborations with Industry and the forward-looking Swiss government. More info on CoinDesk


Liudmila Zavolokina’s Insights on Trust in Blockchains

Can we trust a trust-less technology? Dr. Liudimila Zavolokina, a member ofthe UZH Blockchain Center, raises this question in an article in inside-it(German). Her research shows that – despite the wide misconception thatblockchain does not require any trust anymore – trust still needs to be builtup. Trust in blockchains is influenced by three factors: understandability,responsibility […]


Rolf H. Weber Publishes an Article on the Liability Issue in Blockchain Transactions

Who is liable in blockchain transactions? Prof. Dr. iur. Rolf H. Weber tackles this intricate topic in an article published in German language in Schweizerische Juristen-Zeitung (2021, pp. 679-687). The liability discussion centers around two actors: operators of digital security registers and providers of trading platforms based on digital ledger technologies. Rolf H. Weber argues that it is crucial […]


Helmut Dietl on Staking Ether

Staking Ether can be attractive for long-term investors as Prof. Helmut Dietl explains in his cash column. You can read the interesting article here:


Registration Open: Deep Dive into Blockchain

The registration for the UZH Summer School (4-23 July) – Deep Dive into Blockchain: Linking Economics, Technology and Law – is open: APPLY HERE This online Summer School will give you a complete immersion into the topic of blockchain from world-leading experts and practitioners in the field. Blockchain-based systems, with cryptocurrencies as the most prominent […]


Christian Ewerhart on the Future of Blockchains

Are cryptocurrencies and blockchains revolutionary or overhyped? Prof. Dr. Christian Ewerhart from the University of Zurich gives an answer to this question in several Swiss newspapers. According to Prof. Ewerhart, it is too early to make a clear judgement, since the development is still in an infant stage. However, there is an immense amount of […]


Deep Dive into Blockchain: sold out

Fantastic response to the upcoming UZH Summer School: Deep Dive into Blockchain: Linking Economics, Technology and Law, that far exceeded our expectations: More than 50 students from all around the World will participate of this fantastic interdisciplinary programme. In this course (worth 6ETCS) the students will get a complete immersion into the topic of blockchain […]


2nd International FinTech, InsurTech & Blockchain Forum

The International FinTech, InsurTech and Blockchain Forum is an international and interdisciplinary conference on the global phenomenon of the digitization of financial services. It is organized by the Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab and the University Research Priority Program (URPP) Financial Market Regulation from the University of Zurich and takes place on Nov. 5th, 2019 in cooperation with the Swiss International Finance Forum (, a […]


Claudio Tessone gives talk on Vienna Crypto-Monday

Prof. Dr. Claudio Tessone from the University of Zurich will give a talk at the Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics, Vienna University of Economics and Business on the topic: “The centralization of cryptocurrency economies: the only possible fate?” on September 19th at 6 pm.


Blockchain @ Fraunhofer

Wolfgang Prinz has been one of the founders of the Fraunhofer Blockchain Lab ( and has been exploring the potential of Blockchain Technologies for more than two years. He will talk about experiences in recent blockchain projects including a platform for student dossiers and applications for the Internet of things. As typical for Fraunhofer researchers, […]


Great interest was shown for Blockchain seminar

From 17th until 19th of May in 2018 a joint blockchain seminar took place at University of Zurich. In total, more than 50 students of computer science and economics presented their seminar papers on technical basics, economic and organizational potentials and applications. Under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schwabe and Prof. Claudio Tessone they have […]