The non-profit organisation Blockchain Research Lab is dedicated to independent science and research on blockchain technology and to publishing the results for the benefit of society. Its research is funded by donations and funding from companies, private individuals, public, and private institutions.
Blockchain is a new technology that has the potential to sustainably affect society and the economy, which makes it of great social value. Besides a number of industries, both public administration and political players are taking a keen interest in the development and application of blockchain-based solutions. The technology is being evaluated for implementation in existing business models, and new disruptive business models are emerging.
The Blockchain Research Lab takes a long-term interest in blockchain technology and its effects on business and society. In doing so, we place particular importance on making the connection between the technology and its applications, and to keep questioning the interaction between these two aspects. Because of the variety and complexity of the economic, legal, technological and societal challenges associated with the new technology, we especially value interdisciplinary research.
Our staff, scientists and scholarship recipients are highly motivated to face these challenges. Applying sound scientific methodology, we create the substantive groundwork from which to demonstrate both the opportunities and the limits of blockchain technology for society. That way, we aim to facilitate a better understanding of the technology and its applications.
In order to create and maintain a superb research environment that facilitates independent and interdisciplinary research by our scientists and scholarship holders, as a non-profit organisation, the Blockchain Research Lab depends on your commitment.
We welcome all general or project-specific donations from individuals or responsible companies that will help us to sustainably change business and society!