The Blockchain & Platform chair was created by the Ecole Polytechnique with the support of Capgemini. It brings together researchers in computer science and economics whose research focus on blockchains and associated technologies.

OUR MISSION

The Blockchain & Platform chair combines academic excellence with business & tech leadership to foster blockchain innovation.

PUBLICATIONS

Proceedings of Tokenomics 2019

Tokenomics is an international forum for theory, design, analysis, implementation and applications of blockchains and smart contracts. The goal of the conference is to bring together economists, computer science researchers and practitioners working on blockchains in a unique program featuring outstanding invited talks and academic presentations.
  • Publication date: 09/2020
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Helicopter Money and CBDCs: Are DLTs the perfect infrastructure for monetary policies in a time of crisis?

The nascent economic crisis is highlighting the need to rely on creative policy responses. Helicopter money appears to be one of the few untried monetary tool. Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) based on Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) would provide the optimal infrastructure to implement such stimulus policy.
  • Author:Julien Prat, Noémie Dié , Jean-Baptiste Michau
  • Publication date: 06/2020
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Practical solutions to save bitcoins applied to an identity system proposal

In a recent work by Augot et al. (2017), a scheme is proposed to build an identity system on top of the Bitcoin network. However, this proposal incurs very high costs since Bitcoin transactions require heavy fees. The current work introduces modifications to their scheme to make it more cost efficient while preserving its potential. Namely, we build on features of Bitcoin’s scripting language, which allows swapping coins between two compatible blockchains, and also on off-chain transactions.
  • Author:Daniel Augot, Hervé Chabanne, William George
  • Publication date: 06/2020
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PROJECTS

We sponsor projects that push the boundaries of DLT and blockchains.

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EDUCATION

We provide a series of courses at the Ecole Polytechnique for students and professionals that wish to foster their understanding of DLT and blockchains.

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TEAM

The Blockchain & Platform chair is directed by Daniel Augot and Julien Prat. It is composed of researchers and Ph.D. students at the Ecole Poytechnique as well as of associate researchers dedicated to these four areas of expertise :

Cryptography
Cryptography
Distributed Algorithms
Formal proof
Formal proof
Incentives & Governance
Incentives & Governance

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