Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Blockchain could boost trust in EV charging systems

A professor at Waterloo Engineering has teamed up with computer science colleagues and an industry partner in research on the integration of blockchain technology into energy systems.

Lukasz Golab, a professor of management sciences, collaborated on a study that could lead to expanded infrastructure for electric vehicles by introducing an open blockchain platform to boost trust in charging systems.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Waterloo 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.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

New 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.