A Blockchain Research Network

We are constructing a neutral resaearch network to make blockchain technology mature with help of academia.

White paper is here


The goal of the is to construct a neural, stable and sustainable research network for blockchain technology. This network is used for academic research, not only scientific research but also interdisciplinary social and economic research. aims to become an academic foundation of Bitcoin and blockchain and an academic safety net for these technologies like the NSFNET for the Internet technology.

To realize a sustainable and decentralized blockchain network, large numbers of stable and neutral nodes are needed. The aims to help build this network by using the neutral role of a University. aims to have a criticial mass of nodes as a proportion of the current number of Bitcoin nodes. aims to connect academia and real-life development, and to be a testbed and trust anchor for any research and real-life technology and application. For example, Bitcoin and other blockchain technology such as Ethereum can be linked to The research results can be used for the future development of reliable technology, applications, technology and operational guidelines to which society can refer for the safe use of Bitcoin and blockchain technology.


  • We can have a reliable and neutral blockchain network for academic research with large number of nodes.
  • Researchers conduct any blockchain related research.
  • Researchers conduct international joint research over the
  • We can easily provide the research results, which include technology, codes and experimental results, to public.

What to do

  • Research
  • Evaluation
  • Competition

How it works

Each university become a node of this network. That is, the group of the member university operates a blockchain network. Some member university can deploy software to conduct experiment or evaluation of research results.

Who may join

Universities and individual researchers can join the Each participant must eventually operate a node of the in their protocol of research interest. Because neutrality is critical value of the, private companies can join research over through university.

Current Member Universities (Oct 24, 2016)

  • North and South America
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Media Lab, USA
  • Asia
    • The University of Tokyo, Japan
    • Keio University, Japan
    • Toho University, Japan
    • Ritsumeikan University, Japan
  • Europe
    • Newcastle University, UK


  • 2016 PoC and aim 30 univeristy
  • 2017 expand with external funding

White Paper

The white paper of is here

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