The Science of Blockchain Conference 2023

Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University
Aug 28 - 30, 2023

The conference focuses on technical innovations in the blockchain ecosystem, and brings together researchers and practioners working in the space. We are interested in the application of cryptography, decentralized protocols, formal methods, and empirical analysis, to improving the security and scalability of blockchain deployments. We aim to foster collaboration among practitioners and researchers working on blockchain protocol development, cryptography, distributed systems, secure computing, crypto-economics, and economic risk analysis.

The conference is co-organized by the Stanford Center for Blockchain Research (CBR),   IC3,   and   Berkeley RDI.

The talks and papers from the previous events in this conference series are available here:   2022,   2020,   2019,   2018,   2017.

Conference Dates:   Aug. 28 - 30, 2023.

Venue: Arrillaga Alumni Center (326 Galvez St), Stanford University. Map.

Registration: Attendance is free, but we have now exceeded the capacity of the building and therefore registration is now closed. All the talks will be live streamed and recordings will be available online. Links will be posted here shortly before the conference begins.

Accommodations: Some hotels close to Stanford are the Sheraton Palo Alto, the Stanford Terrace Inn, and others listed at Stanford's lodging guide.

Parking: The parking lot reserved for the event is the Varsity Lot close by. Use this link to register your vehicle's license plate for parking in the lot. You may only use spaces marked "E" or "C" (not "A"). If the lot is full, it is possible to purhcase visitor parking permits for "V" spaces.

Attending remotely: The talks were streamed live and the recordings are available in the program below.

Affiliated workshops

A number of workshop will take place before and after the main conference. Most workshops will take place at Stanford or in close by Palo Alto.


Organizing Committee


The founding members of the Stanford Center for Blockchain Research (CBR) are:

Additional funding for the conference is provided by: