The UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies
(CBT) is committed to becoming the leading
global research hub with an industry focus on:
The impact of Blockchain technologies on our socio-technical systems.
The promotion of a safe and organic development and adoption of Blockchain-based platforms.
Interdisciplinary research area
The CBT goes beyond established discipline
boundaries to set the foundations for a new
interdisciplinary research area on Distributed-
Consensus ledgers and Network Based Tech-
nologies. The Centre’s research is divided
into three pillars:
Mining (de)centralisation pseudonimity
Technology of smart contracts and DAOs
Elaboration of a Blockchain protocol suite
Herding and irrational behaviours
New sources of risk
Social inequality and financial inclusion
Community information and decision-making
Smart contracts and DAOs
Digital consumer protection laws
Elaboration of industry best practice standards
Law of smart contracts and DAOs
Drawing knowledge from 8 UCL Departments
Complex Systems and Agent-Based Modelling
Privacy, Reputation and P2P Economics
Behavioural Science and Data Science
Cryptography and Information Security
Cyber Risk, Operational Risk, Sytematic Risk
Public Policy, Tech Law and Cyberethics
Smart Contracts and Blockchain applications
Science, Tech, Engineering, Public policy
Distributed Ledgers and Network Security
Multilateral Innovation Platform, designed
around the industry and policymakers’ needs.
The UCL CBT draws on its world-leading academic
expertise to produce cutting-edge Blockchain solutions
for industry, start-ups and regulators.
Engagement and promotion of Blockchain
The UCL CBT recognises the importance of
open and continous communication between
industry, institutions, start-ups and students.
By fostering productive discussion and collaboration,
supplemented with ground-breaking scientific progress, the
UCL CBT aims to streamline the introduction of Blockchain and
Distributed Ledger Technologies into various socio-economic systems.
Engagement with industry
Cross-sector alliances with a worldwide network of industry members.
Logistics + Transportation
Media + Communications + Entertainment
Automatation + Robotics
Public and Social Sectors