Blockchain Research Lab

According to a 2019 Deloitte survey, more than half of corporate executives see blockchain technology as a critical priority for their organizations. While blockchain has its origins in digital currencies like bitcoin, the technology has matured to become a tool in supply chains, finance and insurance markets, healthcare, and many other industries. Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology that achieves consensus about the state of the world.

 

The Kautz-Uible Economics Institute created a blockchain research lab so that students can learn more about this emerging technology. Students have worked with companies like Cincinnati Bell and Kingsgate Logistics to develop proof-of-concept blockchain solutions. Students are also exploring how digital currencies can be implemented in censorship-resistant governments where Internet access is restricted.

 

If you want to explore how economics students can help your company with blockchain solutions, please reach out to Michael Jones at m.jones@uc.edu.

Economics Professors Michael Jones & Na Young Lee pictured with students in the Kautz-Uible Economics Institute's Blockchain Research Lab

Professors Michael Jones & Na Young Lee (both standing) pictured with students in 

the Kautz-Uible Economics Institute's Blockchain Research Lab.

Ethereum Validator Node in UC's Kautz-Uible Economics Institute's Blockchain Research Lab

An Ethereum Validator Node in the Kautz-Uible Economics Institute's Blockchain Research Lab.