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),   Cornell 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 please register if you plan to attend either in person or remotely.

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 nearest parking to the event is at the Galvez Lot across the street. Use this link to register your vehicle's license plate for parking in the lot. If the Galvez lot is full, please use Eucalyptus Grove, which is close by, for overflow parking.

Attending remotely: The talks will be streamed live and the recordings will be available after the conference.

Affiliated workshops

A number of workshop will take place before and after the main conference.

Call for papers

Submission site

PDF submissions can be submitted at

Important Dates
Proceedings and Submission at other Conferences

SBC is not archival and does not have proceedings. It is allowed to submit work which has been published at or submitted to another conference or a journal.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Cryptography & distributed systems
Formal methods and Programming Languages
Testing & deployment
Attacks and threat modeling

Do Not Submit
The conference is generally not intended for price analysis of cryptocurrency markets or other investor related topics. Nor is it a venue for legal considerations of owning or using cryptocurrency. We request proposals that are engineering or scientific in nature only.

Submission Types
Technical Paper
A detailed technical proposal that describes a novel contribution to the theory or practice of blockchain engineering or science, especially relating to engineering risk and/or security. Any submission not prefixed with WIP or SOK will be assumed to be of this type.
WIP - Work In Progress
A promising but early stage idea generally not ready for publication, but which could benefit from constructive feedback from a technical audience attuned to bleeding edge developments. This category is ideal for high-risk high-return ideas that may be novel or impactful if successful, but which are too early in development for their viability to be assured. SBC aims to be a supportive venue for such talks. Please prefix the title with WIP: to clearly denote this submission type.
SOK - Systemization of Knowledge
A talk that organizes and presents existing knowledge to better facilitate education and exploration of the topic. Examples include surveying promising research directions, comparing alternate approaches (for example, the many cryptographic signature schemes or consensus protocols used by different blockchains), presenting evidence for a position, or integrating knowledge from other disciplines. Please prefix the title with SOK: to clearly denote this submission type.

Submission Instructions

Organizing Committee


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

Additional funding for the conference is provided by: