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:

Science + Technology
Distributed network
Mining (de)centralisation pseudonimity
Technology of smart contracts and DAOs
Elaboration of a Blockchain protocol suite
Economics + Finance

Herding and irrational behaviours
New sources of risk
Market distortions
Social inequality and financial inclusion
Community information and decision-making
Smart contracts and DAOs

Regulation + Law

Regulatory (un)certainty
Digital consumer protection laws
Digital identification
Institutional development
Elaboration of industry best practice standards
Law of smart contracts and DAOs

Connecting expertise

Drawing knowledge from 8 UCL Departments


Complex Systems and Agent-Based Modelling


Privacy, Reputation and P2P Economics


Behavioural Science and Data Science

Computer Science

Cryptography and Information Security


Cyber Risk, Operational Risk, Sytematic Risk


Public Policy, Tech Law and Cyberethics

Energy Institute

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.

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Knowledge-transfer and tech-driven solutions. Technology productizing, testing resources. Integration platforms.

Consulting, regular and ad-hoc.

Technology and Science. Economics and Finance. Policy-oriented.

Community Development
Events and member initiatives. Online promotion and profile raising.

Resource Development
Routes for training and recruitmente. Academic engagement of members. Cross-industry and collaboration.

Data Warehouse
Open platform for multiple data sources. Know-how storage. Scientific paper warehouse.


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.

Logistics + Transportation
Public + Social Sectors
Automataion + Robotics
Financial Services

Engagement with industry

Cross-sector alliances with a worldwide network of industry members.

  • Logistics + Transportation

  • Media + Communications + Entertainment

  • Automatation + Robotics

  • Insurance

  • Music Industry

  • Financial Services

  • Public and Social Sectors

  • Industry

Engagement with regulators and publish administrations

Some of the regulatory bodies, authorities and supranational organisations that interact with UCL CBT:


Engagement with the startup community

Our Blockchain Startup Observatory (BSO) will gather and promote Blockchain initiatives, acting as an incubator, accelerator and platform of connections.

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