1st Scientific School on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies

Pula (Italy), 12-15 June 2018

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 will be hosted at the Technology Park of Sardinia in Pula (Sardinia, Italy).

Registration & selection

The registration and attendance is FREE of charge. However, as we may not be able to accomodate all the applicants, the attendees will be selected by the scientific committee on a CV best-match basis. This implies that candidates showing the attitude to receive the most value from the lectures will be given higher priority. The school plans for a maximum of 38 attendees with a quota of 12 seats reserved to scholars coming from CRS4, University of Cagliari and from SMEs located in Sardinia. Should this quota remain unfilled, the remainder seats will be redistributed to waitlisted partecipants.

School programme

Algorand: a truly distributed ledger

Silvio Micali (MIT)

Incentives Matter: On the Economics and Governance of Blockchain-based Systems

Rainer Böhme (Univ. Innsbruck)

From mining to multisigned transactions: discovering how Bitcoin works

Stefano Bistarelli (Univ. Perugia)

Bitcoin revolution a legal perspective

Massimo Simbula

Reputation and personal data in the blockchain age

Michele Nati (Digital Catapult)

Federico Tenga (Chainside). Bitcoin Scalability, payment channels and lightning networks

Software engineering methodologies for blockchain development

Michele Marchesi (Univ. Cagliari).

Introduction to Ethereum and smart contracts

Davide Carboni (CRS4)

Web3: a platform for decentralized apps

Mauro Pili (Paymeabit)

Hands on lab on Bitcoin

Massimo Bartoletti, Livio Pompianu,Alessandro Sebastian Podda, Nicola Atzei (Univ. Cagliari)

Hands on lab on Ethereum

Mauro Pili, Andrea Pinna, Marco Ortu, Simona Ibba (Univ. Cagliari).

Scientific Committee


The school is organized thanks to the economic and organizing support of the regional agency Sardegna Ricerche and the Autonomous Region of Sardinia (RAS), through the Scientific School 2017/18 funding.