University College London (UCL) is seeking submissions about Bitcoin and blockchain technology for its 2016 Thesis/Paper Competition.
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What UCL Wants
Located in central London, UCL is the largest postgraduate institution in the country by enrollment.
Its Center for Blockchain Technologies made the announcement looking for “research thesis and research papers in areas of blockchain, bitcoin or other financial cryptography research.” They encourage submissions from students from any universities.
Even though they prefer submissions “which have already been graded by a university,” they also accept submissions from “independent researchers and participants from start-ups.”
According to the announcement, UCL wants this competition to “crowd-source blockchain security, risk and financial cryptography research.”
But, UCL has an overall goal of providing the community at large with a better understanding of blockchain systems as well as their vulnerabilities.