Mathematical Research for Blockchain Economy

2nd International Conference MARBLE 2020, Vilamoura, Portugal

  • 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-vii
  2. Kostis Karantias, Aggelos Kiayias, Dionysis Zindros
    Pages 1-8
  3. Dragos I. Ilie, Kostis Karantias, William J. Knottenbelt
    Pages 9-25
  4. Philip Nadler, Rossella Arcucci, Yike Guo
    Pages 27-42
  5. Aikaterini Koutsouri, Michael Petch, William J. Knottenbelt
    Pages 43-64
  6. Cyril Grunspan, Ricardo Perez-Marco
    Pages 65-90
  7. Toshiko Matsui, Lewis Gudgeon
    Pages 91-103
  8. Andreas Richardson, Jiahua Xu
    Pages 105-124
  9. Michael Zargham, Krzysztof Paruch, Jamsheed Shorish
    Pages 125-142
  10. Dominik Harz, Lewis Gudgeon, Rami Khalil, Alexei Zamyatin
    Pages 143-160
  11. Sam M. Werner, Paul J. Pritz, Daniel Perez
    Pages 161-177

About these proceedings


This book presents the best papers from the 2nd International Conference on Mathematical Research for Blockchain Economy (MARBLE) 2020, held in Vilamoura, Portugal. 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.

Blockchain Technology has been considered as the most fundamental and revolutionising invention since the Internet. 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 cryptocurrencies cryptoeconomics game theory mathematical modelling smart contracts risk modelling bitcoin future markets sustainability Ethereum network dynamic games

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

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-53355-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-53356-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-7246
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-7254
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