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Prof. Dr.

Claudio J. Tessone

Claudio J. Tessone is the Chairman of the UZH Blockchain Center and Professor for Network Science at the University of Zurich. Since his PhD he studies the link between microscopic agent behaviour, the rules these agents follow and the global, emergent properties of systems. He holds a PhD in Physics and an Habilitation on "Complex socio-economic systems" from ETH Zurich in the area of Economics, Management and Technology. He is an expert in the modelling of complex socio-economic, and socio-technical systems from an interdisciplinary perspective.
He is the Director of the International Summer School: Deep Dive into Blockchain and is co-directs the Certificate of Advanced Studies on Blockchain at the University of Zurich.

Blockchain-based systems and cryptocurrencies are a pillar of his research (being among the first to study them). This includes blockchain forensics, where he uses methods from complex systems and network science to analyse the extent of illegal transactions on cryptocurrency economies, to identify the pseudonyms controlled by entities, and trace origin of assets.


University of Zurich


Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics


UZH Blockchain Center