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2nd Scientific School on Blockchain

Pula (Cagliari), Italy, 10-14 June 2019

Crypto economics is a new discipline born after the rise of virtual currencies and distributed ledger technologies and is rapidly developing in a unique intersection between computing, cryptography, law, economics and game theory. The key aspect is the decentralization and the design of systems not controlled by a central entity but regulated by a protocol accepted by all parties not for mutual agreement but rather for mere economic convenience. This protocol proved so far to be antifragile to any attempt of gaming the rules.

The potential application fields are many: finance, venture capital, computer security, energy/smart grid, Internet of Things, notarization, data/process auditing, food/product tracking and new models of cryptographic and decentralized organizations. Like in the 90's, when the web was a pioneering technology that later impacted all social and economic aspects of our lives, the blockchain and DLTs have the potential to be likewise a revolutionary technology in many regards.

School Target

The school is aimed at researchers, Phd students, scholars and technologists in industry and academia, not excluding under- or new graduates with strong technical drive and with the sufficient background to successfully attend the lectures. Starting from the results of other initiatives, such as the Contamination Lab of the University of Cagliari, selected participants will access the courses to acquire the technical skills to develop enterpreunerial ideas in the blockchain space.



The Scientific School on Blockchain 2019 will be hosted at the Technology Park of Sardinia, Pula (Sardinia), Italy. The venue is the Building 2. More info will be soon available at the dedicated page.


Organizing and scientific committee

Massimo Bartoletti, Chair, University of Cagliari
Stefania Curto, Administration Chair, University of Cagliari
Michele Marchesi, University of Cagliari
Davide Carboni, Smart Valor AG (CH)
Francesco Piras, Brightnode Sagl (Mendrisio, CH)
Rocco De Nicola, IMT Lucca & CINI Cybersecurity National Lab
Roberto Tonelli, University of Cagliari
A. Sebastian Podda, Publicity Chair, University of Cagliari


Speakers (preliminary list)

Andrea Bracciali, University of Stirling (Stirling, UK)
Andrea Margheri, University of Southampton (Southampton, UK)
Chunming Rong, University of Stavanger (Stavanger, Norway)
Davide Carboni, Smart Valor AG (Zurich, CH)
Francesco Bruschi, Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy)
Marcella Atzori, European Commission, Italian Ministry of Economic Development
Massimo Morini, Bocconi University (Milan, Italy)
Michele Marchesi, University of Cagliari (Cagliari, Italy)
Primavera De Filippi, CNRS (Paris, France) & BKC - Harvard University (Harvard, USA)
Roberto Tonelli, University of Cagliari (Cagliari, Italy)
Roberto Zunino, University of Trento (Trento, Italy)


More information

For additional information, please contact the Organization Chair: blockchainschool@unica.it



The school is organized thanks to the economic and organizing support of the regional agency Sardegna Ricerche and the Autonomous Region of Sardinia (RAS), through the Scientific School 2018/19 funding.



Partners of the Scientific School on Blockchain 2019