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.
Professors Michael Jones & Na Young Lee (both standing) pictured with students in
the Kautz-Uible Economics Institute's Blockchain Research Lab.
An Ethereum Validator Node in the Kautz-Uible Economics Institute's Blockchain Research Lab.