IOHK and University of Edinburgh to collaborate on blockchain research hub

Blockchain | February 27, 2017 By:

IOHK, a leading blockchain research and development company and the University of Edinburgh have established a blockchain technology laboratory at the latter’s School of Informatics. Academics and students will collaborate on research and industry concerns.

Aggelos Kiayias, a cryptography professor at the University of Edinburgh who joined IOHK as its chief scientist last October, will spearhead the research center, working with undergraduate and PhD students, as well as academics, on a range of blockchain-related research projects.

“IOHK is delighted to be partnering with the University of Edinburgh, a world-leading institution in information, cognition and computing research and teaching. The partnership will develop IOHK’s core business area, cryptocurrencies and blockchain related technologies, and nurture and develop the global talent in these areas in the United Kingdom,” said IOHK CEO and Co-Founder Charles Hoskinson.

The research lab at the University of Edinburgh will also serve as the headquarters for IOHK’s growing network of global university partnerships. Tokyo Institute of Technology launched a similar centre with IOHK on February 15, 2017. IOHK expects to establish further research laboratories in the United States and Greece later this year, and has plans for more the following year.