Publicly Funded Research Projects

Today’s product life cycles are complex and decentralized. It is often difficult to judge the sustainability of a product and its compliance with ecological and social standards. The DiBiChain project partners aim to develop a blockchain system that provides a digital replica of the product life cycle.
Funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
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The STEREO project focuses on the topic of self-sovereign identities. It aims at creating and linking secure digital identities of things and people using the example of vehicles and their owners and users. The project addresses the area of conflict between process digitization and data and legal security.
Funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi).
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Research Areas

Who knows and who uses cryptocurrency? The BRL looks to further the general understanding of the blockchain technology and therefore initiated a project to evaluate knowledge, possession and use of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. By conducting representative surveys, the aim of the project is to gain an understanding of the relevance of cryptocurrencies for society.
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Assessing entrepreneurial opportunities arising from blockchain technology, such as startup financing in the form of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) or security tokens. While the potential of blockchain-based financing is great, the market is still immature. Therefore, we launched a project to gain further understanding of the phenomenons and related markets.
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Digital markets and products like cryptocurrencies possess various special properties, which is partly due to their comparatively short existence and low lower of regulation. The BRL looks to assess market mechanisms and efficiency arising from these markets, such as determinants of returns or signs of fraudulent or manipulative behavior.
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The systematic analysis, review and summary of scientific literature and references makes it possible to understand subject areas better and faster. Within the scope of the project we want to review literature on blockchain and cryptocurrency topics and publish the results. This helps researchers and users who want to approach a topic to reduce complexity.
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Today’s product life cycles and supply chains are complex. Supply chains using blockchain technology can potentially improve the efficiency of systems and make them more sustainable. The BRL wants to explore this possibility through sound research and make the results available to society.
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