Blockchain Lab

<a href="">Blockchain Lab</a>

Blockchain is among the most exciting recent developments in computer science.  While it has served the basis of the Bitcoin currency, it has significantly more potential because its also distributed database which is crypto-locked and has the potential to offer trust, security, and smart contracts to a new generation of internet applications.

However, in its current state, there are still technical and policy challenges yet to be resolved before its full potential can be realized.  The Blockchain lab at SCET is working to establish new emerging sectors through applied research into the following problems and projects.

  • Creation of truly mobile blockchain applications
  • Scalability of the blockchain itself in terms of both number of nodes and transaction speed
  • Ability for broader smart contract creation and execution
  • Policy and regulatory issues in blockchain


Dawn Song

UC Berkeley Professor, Division of CS/EECS

Xin Guo

UC Berkeley Professor, IEOR

Ikhlaq Sidhu

Chief Scientist, SCET
IEOR Emerging Area Professor Award

Steve Chen

Industry Co-lead

Alexander Fred Ojala

Visiting Scholar and Co-Instructor, Applied Data Science

Ronen Kirsh

Industry Specialist, Blockchain at Berkeley

Jocelyn Weber

Industry Fellow, SCET, IEOR

Da Hongfei

NEO Founder, Onchain CEO, Lab Mentor

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Affiliated Faculty, Visiting Scholars, and Students:

Thomas Ferry

Ann Snitko

Eric (Yiqi) Hou

Sid Masih

Alberto Todeschini

Jeremiah Andrews

Parth Singhal

Leon Ming, Ling Xie




Aparna Krishnan

Zubin Koticha

Alexis Gauba

Maaz Uddin

Philip Hayes

Vishesh Mehta

Gireeja Ranade

Kannan Ramchandran

Berkeley Blockchain Ecosystem


of Sutardja Center

IEOR, Berkeley Engineering











Founded by Berkeley Alumni

Click HERE to visit Blockchain at Berkeley.

Past Collider Sprints

Blockchain Collider Sprint

Held Friday-Saturday, November 17-18, 2017 and taught by Steve Chen, founder of EchoLink, a Blockchain Lab sponsor.  For the SCET Blockchain Hacker's Guide (Resources List) that came out of this 1 unit class, click here.

Blockchain Technology Collider

Learning about the Emerging Opportunities at the Intersection of Finance, Security, and Cryptography | Spring 2016

Current Projects

Decentralized Nondeterministically Verifiable Security

Eric (Yiqi) Hou, Sid MasihAlberto TodeschiniJeremiah Andrews, Parth Singhal, Leon Ming, Ling Xie

Efficient and secure consensus for Blockchain

Framework for Cryptoeconomic Incentives in Proof of Stake (PoS) Systems

VoDChain: A Blockchain-based Crowdsourced Video-on-Demand System



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