4th Scientific School on Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies

Cagliari (Italy), September 12-15, 2023

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 school aims at disseminating knowledge about the foundations and the applications of these technologies to researchers, PhD students, scholars and technologists in industry and academia, not excluding under- or new graduates with strong technical drive and a sufficient background.

Important dates

Venue & accommodation

The school, which is planned as a physical, in-person event, will be hosted at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Cagliari (Italy).

The venue is in the city center, close to the historical area of Castello. The city center can be reached from the Cagliari airport in 15’ by taxi (it costs around 20 EUR), or by train.

In the center of Cagliari there are several affordable accommodation opportunities: check and

Registration & selection

The school plans for a maximum of 20 attendees; the attendance to the school is free, while travel and accommodation expenses are to be paid by participants (there are several affordable accommodations in Cagliari). The participants will be selected by the scientific committee on a CV best-match basis. All sessions will be held in English.

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Which Smart Contracts Platform do you need? Evaluating Blockchain Systems with an Analysis of the Top Protocols

Massimo Bartoletti, University of Cagliari (IT)


Developing Dapps in Ethereum: Theory and Practice

Roberto Tonelli and Andrea Pinna, University of Cagliari (IT)

[slides and materials]

Introduction to the IOTA Tangle

Can Umut Ileri, IOTA Foundation & Delft University of Technology

IOTA Smart Contracts and Move Tutorial

Mirko Zichichi, IOTA Foundation


Network theory for Decentralized Applications

Silvia Bartolucci, UCL (UK)

Legal Smart Contracts

Cosimo Laneve, University of Bologna (IT)


Financial contagion

Fabio Caccioli, UCL (UK)


Analysis and auditing tools for Smart Contracts

Giuseppe Destefanis, Brunel University (UK)


Data Management for Crowd-sensed and Self Sovereign Data

Stefano Ferretti, University of Urbino (IT)


Go to the programme page.

After the school, the students are invited to join the Blockchain Summerforum 2O23, which will be on September 15, from 16:00 to 18:30 at Ex Manifattura Tabacchi.

Scientific Committee

Past editions


The school is organised thanks to the economic and organising support of the University of Cagliari and of the IOTA Foundation.