News archive - 2019

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Cryptography expert to lead blockchain privacy project

A Waterloo Engineering expert in cryptography will head a collaborative project between the Open Application Network (OAN) and the University of Waterloo to investigate ways of ensuring privacy of open applications on blockchain networks.

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.