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. May 2, 2019Waterloo researchers speed up popular blockchain

    Researchers have re-engineered a blockchain used around the world in a variety of industries and sectors to support almost seven times more transactions per second.

    With a new series of optimizations, the researchers increased the volume of data that can be processed by the blockchain, Hyperledger Fabric, from 3,000 to 20,000 transactions per second.

  2. 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.

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

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