Mathematical Research for Blockchain Economy

1st International Conference MARBLE 2019, Santorini, Greece

  • Panos Pardalos
  • Ilias Kotsireas
  • Yike Guo
  • William Knottenbelt
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. István András Seres, László Gulyás, Dániel A. Nagy, Péter Burcsi
    Pages 1-12
  3. Paul Merrill, Thomas H. Austin, Justin Rietz, Jon Pearce
    Pages 13-29
  4. Subhasis Thakur, John G. Breslin
    Pages 31-44
  5. S. Sharmila Deva Selvi, Arinjita Paul, Siva Dirisala, Saswata Basu, C. Pandu Rangan
    Pages 45-60
  6. Stamatis Papangelou, Sofia Papadaki
    Pages 61-75
  7. Kostis Karantias, Aggelos Kiayias, Dionysis Zindros
    Pages 77-91
  8. Richard Gardner, Philipp Reinecke, Katinka Wolter
    Pages 101-116
  9. Emmanouil Christoforou, Ioannis Z. Emiris, Apostolos Florakis
    Pages 133-149
  10. Oğuzhan Ersoy, Zekeriya Erkin, Reginald L. Lagendijk
    Pages 151-165
  11. Sam M. Werner, Daniel Perez
    Pages 167-182
  12. Nikos Leonardos, Stefanos Leonardos, Georgios Piliouras
    Pages 183-199
  13. Arinjita Paul, Vorapong Suppakitpaisarn, C. Pandu Rangan
    Pages 201-216
  14. Aikaterini Koutsouri, Francesco Poli, Elise Alfieri, Michael Petch, Walter Distaso, William J. Knottenbelt
    Pages 217-232
  15. Alexandre Miranda Pinto
    Pages 233-249

About these proceedings


This book presents the best papers from the 1st International Conference on Mathematical Research for Blockchain Economy (MARBLE) 2019, held in Santorini, Greece. While most blockchain conferences and forums are dedicated to business applications, product development or Initial Coin Offering (ICO) launches, this conference focused on the mathematics behind blockchain to bridge the gap between practice and theory.

Every year, thousands of blockchain projects are launched and circulated in the market, and there is a tremendous wealth of blockchain applications, from finance to healthcare, education, media, logistics and more. However, due to theoretical and technical barriers, most of these applications are impractical for use in a real-world business context. The papers in this book reveal the challenges and limitations, such as scalability, latency, privacy and security, and showcase solutions and developments to overcome them.


Blockchain Cryptocurrency Cryptoeconomics Game theoretic analysis Mathematical modelling Token economics Incentive design Consensus mechanism design Distributed applications Analysis of mining algorithms Price variation prediction Novel indices for digital assets Verification of smart contracts

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial and Systems EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Wilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterlooCanada
  3. 3.Data Science InstituteImperial College LondonLondonUK
  4. 4.Department of ComputingImperial College LondonLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-37109-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-37110-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-7246
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-7254
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