Welcome to Blockchain Research

A diverse group of Waterloo researchers are working on a range of Blockchain academic and industry-driven research projects in a means to further the technical development and innovation of the endless applications of Blockchain.

Current research projects include: consensus protocols, cryptography and security, distributed systems, data mining and machine learning, privacy, scalability and resiliency, smart contracts, blockchains for social good, testing and verification, and applications of blockchain in serverless cloud computing.

The University of Waterloo has been designated Research University of the Year among Canadian comprehensive universities by Research Infosource Inc. for the eleventh consecutive year. Researchers in the Faculty of Engineering are focused on life-changing research with global impact. 

  1. Dec. 4, 2018New funding available for grad students researching blockchain

    To help shape the future of blockchain technologies, a funding opportunity is available for master’s and doctoral candidates.

    Waterloo Engineering is offering fellowships, valued at up to $50,000 for master’s and $120,000 for PhD students, to undertake research in the blockchain field.

    Most of the funding for the fellowships is provided by Ripple, a San Francisco-based technology company that specializes in digital payments and blockchain.

  2. Oct. 25, 2018Waterloo marks 11 straight years as top research university

  3. June 4, 2018Waterloo joins world’s research leaders to advance blockchain and cryptography

    The University of Waterloo will join top universities across the globe on an initiative designed to advance research and innovation in blockchain, cryptography and digital payment systems.

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