Third in Blockchain Research

It’s nice to be recognised.

While dozens of universities around the world have dedicated time and resources to the study of cryptoeconomics and blockchain technology, there are a few which dominate the research landscape. These select institutions stand out because they have published influential research or dedicated entire departments and organizations to the study of digital assets. Here at Kaiko, we have selected 10 universities that we believe have produced the most meaningful advancements in this burgeoning research field.

3. RMIT — Australia

RMIT, or Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, is known for cutting edge innovation when it comes to combining economic and technological research. As a result, a team of finance and economics professors at RMIT have joined forces to create a Blockchain Innovation Hub, conducting research on cryptoeconomics and the quickly expanding blockchain economy. Publications from this team range from cryptoeconomic business strategy, to mapping the current and future layout of the blockchain economy. Below are a few examples of this team’s cryptoeconomic research and publications regarding the economic and socio-political impact of blockchain technology.

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17 Responses to Third in Blockchain Research

  1. C.L.

    Wow. This is big.
    Congratulations.

  2. Nob

    It’s big.

    Or it’s so little that RMIT is in the top 3.

  3. Nob

    #1 in the Southern Hemisphere.

  4. Diogenes

    Hate to be party pooper, …
    Serious question … have you actually found a use for all this research yet ?
    I might have to teach blockchain etc in the next iteration of my syllabus changes (draft released next week – wooohoo!) and other than cryptocoin there does not seem to be any other use.

  5. Herodotus

    And … don’t forget World Peace.

    Here’s to Facebucks, Applerands, and Googledollars.

  6. Ellie

    Awesome stuff, Doomlord!

  7. Bad Samaritan

    Why will no crypto-cultist ever answer the simple question of what happens when the fire-optic cable is cut, or the tower out of action; in either case for a long time.

    When this happens in my neck of the woods Woolies and almost every other business is out of action Meanwhile, those with real money in their hand can still buy stuff as the shopkeepers figure the cost by head or hand and then flip the cash-drawer release and make change.

    Those with their imaginary friend called crypto are doing what exactly?

    BTW: When the next cyclone approaches there will be a line-up at the banks around here getting a fair pile of real money, whilst blockheads are doing absolutely f’in nothing but taking it good and hard eh? Talk about any dickhead falling for blockchain being a weakest link!

  8. RobK

    We seem to manage to absorb data storage and handling advances with imaginative application of techniques. We seem to push the boundary of required hardware, software and energy requirements.
    Congratulations on the recognition. The future is always hard to predict.

  9. Tintarella di Luna

    Congratulations magnificent results

  10. Nob

    OK, call me thick, but looking at the RMIT “what is Blockchain?” video left me none the wiser.

    All the possibilities described are things we can do already.
    What exactly is different or better?

  11. NuThink

    Diogenes
    #3053964, posted on June 26, 2019 at 6:43 am
    Hate to be party pooper, …
    Serious question … have you actually found a use for all this research yet ?
    I might have to teach blockchain etc in the next iteration of my syllabus changes (draft released next week – wooohoo!) and other than cryptocoin there does not seem to be any other use

    Watching Insight on SBS last night about money scams it seems that Bitcoin and iTunes are payments methods of choice of the scammers – so it has some use for some people! I get emails demanding money to be paid into a BitCoin account else those on my email addresses will be sent some links to porno sites that I am supposed to have visited – so in my case they would have to be fake porno sites.

    The French were masters of the art of crypto money – for a long time hiding their money under their beds!

    One 60 year old guest on Insight last night was scammed of $902,000. Another an 82 year old woman was scammed as well and felt very threatened and terrified.
    So what benefit and protections do crypto currencies have?
    I see at the moment very little upside to having to use a computer or a not so smart phone to make all payments. We have not ironed out the bugs in the old system yet. Buying one apple (real one as in Granny Smith) and you have to present a computer, unless the computer is built into ones hand or leg. What can go wrong go wrong go wrong? If it were built into the hand there would be some countries where if you were caught stealing you would lose the ability to make payments.
    One of the problems I see is that the criminals are very smart and outwit the honest people and well meaning developers – for instance spoofing telephone numbers. When the telephone system was just hardware spoofing was more difficult – I will not say impossible – the Ronnie Biggs (and others) of this world showed how to tap into the line – but at least they had to have a physical presence – they could not do it sitting in their dens thousands of miles away. It was common in old movies to tap into the line.
    So until someone can show me that the Titanic was really unsinkable, I will be ultra cautious.
    To be mentioned by any organisation does not mean it is good. Take the number of organisations that praise the IPCC.
    There is always the theory and the practical and never the twain shall meet. Well maybe occasionally.
    Not everything that is and can be computerised should be.
    A friend in the early 80’s was a keen programmer, so he wrote a program to hold telephone numbers and taught his wife how to turn the computer on, then to run the program, find the persons number etc. She said thanks but no thanks – she would stick to her Rolodex. It was quicker.

    Sylvie Guillem CBE is a French ballet dancer. Guillem was the top-ranking female dancer with the Paris Opera Ballet from 1984 to 1989, before becoming a principal guest artist with the Royal Ballet in London.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvie_Guillem
    She complained about the supermarket culture of awards.
    Many awards are for me just a sad indication of self admiration societies.

    I wonder if the designers and builders of the Opal and Mascot Towers received any praise or awards for what is euphemistically termed

    appears to be “moving in a downward motion”, according to the building’s coordinating engineer in the latest report to residents locked out of the cracking building for 11 days and counting.

    The 10-year-old building was evacuated on Friday, June 14 after engineers became concerned about continued cracking in the primary support structure and facade masonry.

    I have much more to say on the subject but I don’t wish to bore people (too much).

  12. C.L.

    I think Sinclair is being modest.
    He drove this result at RMIT and beat out some of the world’s richest and most advanced institutions of higher learning and research. As I said, that’s big.

  13. Herodotus

    I get emails demanding money to be paid into a BitCoin account else those on my email addresses will be sent some links to porno sites that I am supposed to have visited

    Those porn sites only accept Buttcoin.

  14. Bad Samaritan

    NuThink (10.27qm). You’ve got it. Just another scam to be avoided unless you know how to run the scam yourself. The better you are at this, the more awards you’ll get too.

    The RMIT video explains how you can freely wade in and hand over all your dough and details, to complete strangers who may be using fake names etc, despite being surrounded by loads of potentially bad actors (the spruiker actually says this). No worries…just give the Nigerian guy your bank details and password and all will be sweet!

    Meanwhile no -one dares tell the world what happens when your web link does down and you can’t access your particular block in the chain…maybe for quite some time.

    OK, the most apt analogy; BlockChain is the new Renewable Energy rip-off scheme. While the carpetbaggers running both of them pocket the mega-billions, the 99.99% who aren’t running the scams get shorn like sheep; receiving SFA improvement in anything. They also need to keep back-up base-load wealth stashed somewhere since BC will not function without a plentiful supply of hot air!

    My sage advice: keep clear of anything which looks too good to be true. or do we all already know this/

  15. Tel

    Meanwhile no -one dares tell the world what happens when your web link does down and you can’t access your particular block in the chain…maybe for quite some time.

    You buy a prepaid SIM card and use the 3G/4G mobile network.

    Do I win?

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