Bitcoin Research Day
27th October 2023
Midtown NYC
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The event

The Bitcoin Research Day is dedicated to academic research that benefits Bitcoin, aimed to bring together researchers and developers. The event will consist of talks and open discussions on cryptography, P2P networks, and more.

We invite early-career academics and developers to join us and give lightning talks.

The Format

  • Research talks

    Leading researchers will present contemporary theoretical work. Followed by discussion and open problems

  • Development challenges

    Solutions implemented in Bitcoin and in the Lightning Network will be presented by the developers leading them. Possible next steps and practical wish lists will be stated and discussed

  • Lightning talks

    Short talks by PhD students and early-stage developers, in which they introduce a topic they are working on

  • Bitcoin Research Prize Ceremony

    An announcement of the winner and the runner-ups, followed by a presentation of the winner

  • Happy Hour

    Drinks, snacks, and even more chatting!

  • Sign me


Picture of Victor Shoup

Victor Shoup


Picture of Benedikt Bünz

Benedikt Bünz

Espresso Systems/NYU

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Ethan Heilman


Picture of Ittay Eyal

Ittay Eyal


Picture of Maria Apostolaki

Maria Apostolaki


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Carla Kirk-Cohen

Chaincode Labs

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Mark Erhardt

Chaincode Labs

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Martin Zumsande

Chaincode Labs

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Pieter Wuille

Chaincode Labs

Lightning talks

Are you interested in giving a lightning talk (5 min max) about ongoing research?

Sign-up for a talk