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.
A number of workshop will take place before and after the main conference.
PDF submissions can be submitted at https://sbc23.hotcrp.com/
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 include, but are not limited to, the following:
The founding members of the Stanford Center for Blockchain Research (CBR) are:
Additional funding for the conference is provided by: