Research on blockchain technology and the crypto economy

The BRL is carrying out a series of research projects, which are listed below. Corresponding responsible persons and publications can be found on the respective project pages.

The primary goal is to explore the implications of blockchain technology for society and to identify potentials, obstacles and recommendations for action.

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Crypto Adoption

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.


Entrepreneurship and Digital Finance

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.