© 2019 by University of Colorado Blockchain Alliance

AREAS OF FOCUS

The alliance has three main areas of focus:

interdisciplinary research, education, and community engagement

INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH

We encourage a holistic and interdisciplinary approach for research on DLT and blockchain technologies, applications, governance, and implications.

 

UCBA is pursuing several major interdisciplinary research themes as part of our strategic vision to accelerate our impact through collaborative research.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • SCALABILITY

  • INTEROPERABILITY

  • CRYPTOGRAPHY AND CYBERSECURITY

  • TECHNOLOGY OF SMART CONTRACTS, DAPPS, AND DAOS

  • KEY MANAGEMENT

business and applications

  • SMART CONTRACTS, DAPPS, AND DAOS

  • DESIGN OF DAPPS, AND DAOS

  • APPLICATION VALIDATION

ECONOMICS AND FINANCE

  • CRYPTOECONOMICS 

  • CRYPTOFINANCE

  • SOCIAL INEQUALITY AND FINANCIAL INCLUSION

  • COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND DECISION-MAKING

GOVERNANCE AND REGULATION

  • REGULATORY (UN)CERTAINTY

  • DIGITAL CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWS

  • DIGITAL IDENTIFICATION

  • INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • ELABORATION OF INDUSTRY BEST PRACTICE STANDARDS

  • LAW OF SMART CONTRACTS, DAPPS, AND DAOS

OUR GOALS

RESEARCH IMPACT

  • Conduct world-class research that provides technical solutions to pressing societal challenges. 

  • Provide objective and unbiased research to help the community.

 

EDUCATION

  • Serve as a premier destination for blockchain students and professionals from across the nation and the world. 

  • Serve as a premier resource for blockchain learning.

GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT

  • Develop blockchain professions and technical solutions with global reach and impact.

PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT

  • Cultivate a community that values respect, inclusion, and engagement as we grow together in excellence.

EDUCATION

We develop knowledgeable consumers and skilled workers through training on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies for students, industry professionals, and consumers.

students

UCBA faculty teach a range of courses at the University of Colorado to train and develop undergraduate and graduate students to make a meaningful impact in the global blockchain ecosystem.

industry

UCBA offers a broad range of workshops and programs to help educate and train companies to evaluate the applicability and implementation of blockchain technologies within their businesses.

workforce

UCBA offers a broad range of workshops and programs to help develop and train professionals that are seeking to improve their skills and/or make the transition into the blockchain ecosystem.

consumers

UCBA provides a range of resources to  help consumers better understand blockchain technologies and related applications so  they can make better informed decisions.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

We encourage and facilitate open and continuous dialog between industry, institutions, start-ups, and students to improve the understanding and application of DLT and blockchain-related applications in society.

UCBA hosts blockchain-related events to facilitate discussion on the development and application of blockchain technologies.

News, publications, and research from UCBA faculty, students, and members around the development and application of blockchain technologies.