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Blockchain Institute is established with the aim to make a significant contribution to the research and development of Blockchain technology and facilitate its practical implementation. Interdisciplinarity of Institute projects lies in the core idea of Blockchain technology, which is born at the juncture between related fields of study: Distirbuted Computing Systems Theory, Computer Science, Algorithms Theory and Public Key Cryptography.
R&D Lab
Within the framework of the Institute operates international distributed network of R&D Labs. Covering the full cycle of development from internal logic to GUI, R&D Labs keep main focus on research and experiments on new technological solutions.
All that allows to preserve the applied developmental orientation and give special attention to approbation and implementation of developed algorithms and applications. Lab’s researchers, developers, analysts, engineers and UI/UX-specialists work in close cooperation with partners: determine the most feasible options for technology implementation, evaluate essential functionality, develop and justify conception and design new solutions and products.
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Developers
We launched the first version of the service, which provides our partners with possibility to find highly qualified developers and researchers, and those in turn — well-paid and interesting jobs.
The service allows to make a initial screening and form highly detailed profile of applicants. In the near future functionality of qualifying tests and of the administrative panel for employers will be added. Stay tuned!
Go to WorkFork
Now all the publications on the Blockchain technology and related fields of study can be found in one place! We have launched a service that collects metadata from all reliable sources with possibility to download free-access publication or get link to site of rights holder.
Our development agenda is to expand the service functionality to a full-fledged library for publications of their works by the authors and posting reviews for them.
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Courses & Events
Blockchain Developer
30 JAn. 2018
Moscow19:30-21:30, Wed/Thurs
9-week intensive technical course involving a complete immersion in the blockchain-development, mastering the skills of working with cryptographic tools and systems, writing smart contracts and optimising business processes.
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ERGO
ERGO Off-chain payments protocols development
1000-5000 EFYT
Moscow, Russia
01 January 2018

Duration

12 months

Description

Design and development of off-chain payments protocols for ERGO. ERGO’s rich and flexible transactional language is superior to Bitcoin Script and provides an opportunity to create efficient and simple (in comparison with Lightning) off-chain payments protocols. As ERGO’s transactional language final specifications have not yet been defined, it’s possible to change and/or add functions for more efficient future implementation.

Goal

1. Article with design and analysis of off-chain payments protocol, presentation at the conference.
2. Development of ERGO wallet using designed protocol.

The goal can be achieved completely or partially.

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Waves
Research of sidechains with cryptographically verifiable inter-ledger atomic swaps
1000-5000 WAVES
Moscow, Russia
25 September 2017

Duration

12 months

Description

Along with generic research special focus is on Proof-of-Stake account-based blockchains.

Waves
Randomization in Blockchain-based systems with application to secure Proof-of-Stake algorithms
1000-5000 WAVES
Moscow, Russia
25 September 2017

Duration

12 months

Description

Development of RANDAO-like algorithms focusing on strict security proofs and feasibility in production systems.

Waves
Non-turing complete smart contracts research
1000-5000 WAVES
Moscow, Russia
25 September 2017

Duration

12 months

Description

Sigma protocols research, zero-knowledge proofs-based languages with provably finite execution time.

Waves
Liquid democracy
Charlottesville, USA
25 September 2017

Grantees

Bingsheng Zhang, Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity, University of Lancaster

Hong-Sheng Zhou, Assistant Professor of Cryptography, Virginia Commonwealth University

Duration

12 months.

Description

Existing electoral systems, although based on democratic models, have significant limitations. Representative democracy, for example, requires voters to give up their rights to a proxy, who wields influence on their behalf. Direct democracy, whilst ostensibly fairer, tends not to scale well for a number of reasons — including its requirement that voters are well-informed about every issue on which they make a decisions. Liquid democracy combines the advantages of both systems, allowing voters to make a decision themselves or to defer to an expert, as appropriate.

Goal

Voting protocol that can be used in real-world production systems.