Community. Competence. Contamination.

Our vision

The Blockchain is a decentralized cryptographic ledger that gives name to a whole new technology, which is reshaping the way we create, obtain and exchange value.

It has opened up this process, which is exactly what the Internet did with the information, and has achieved this through a complex mix of advanced cryptography, distributed systems and game theory.

Since it is difficult to distinguish the hype from the real radical innovation of savings, payment systems, financial contracts, notarization and digital assets, a deep and honest understanding become even more crucial.

Our mission

Our Lab is the place where we nurture the strongest community of experts in the field, hence providing enterprises with the skills to understand and use the blockchain technology.

Offering

Market Intelligence
BLOCKCHAINLAB provides recurring and focused reports, synthesizing all of the fundamental knowledge necessary for comprehending this complex ecosystem. As a complement to the reports and presentations, we provide access to our CryptoBase, the expert system where we keep track of research trends and results, technical material and hottest projects, as well as events and business ventures taking place in this ever changing environment.
Academy
BlockchainLab offers specifically designed C-suit courses, developer courses and e-learning held by recognised experts both from the Italian and the Global communities.
Sponsorship
We organize monthly meetups with the local blockchain technology community in order to grow and nurture it - exposing it to the most prominent experts and gurus from all over the world. Moreover we attract outstanding international conferences in Milan, attended by the global community. In the blockchain technology environment there are therefore extraordinary opportunities for our clients to get recognition and prime visibility, both at the events and within BLOCKCHAINLAB structures.
Projects
BLOCKCHAINLAB develops Projects and Proofs of Concept covering different industries and business areas by leveraging on the blockchain technology. We provide strategic and technical advisory - custom tailored for our client’s needs - with an approach to opportunity identification and problem solving, thanks to the vanguard expertise of Lab’s resident and visiting experts.
Skill Building
BLOCKCHAINLAB provides with learning on the job internships at the Lab’s structures. During this period the developers can learn and grow their competences through the Lab’s contamination process. From thereon, we help our clients by spotting the most promising profiles in the field and by connecting them to one another.
Investment opportunities
Thanks to our network we are able to get to connect with the various startup teams and thereupon we assist our clients in structuring the best investment deals.

BLOCKCHAINLAB CLIENTS

Research team blockchain technologies.

Staff & Committes
Giacomo Zucco

Giacomo Zucco

CEO

Simona Macellari

Simona Macellari

Operations & Clients

Gabriele Domenichini

Gabriele Domenichini

Venture & Technology

Mir Liponi

Mir Liponi

Experts

Alessandro Saglimbeni

Alessandro Saglimbeni

Intelligence

Isidoro Ghezzi

Isidoro Ghezzi

Development

Laura Bigi

Laura Bigi

Office Management

Silvia Alzetta

Silvia Alzetta

Analysis

Gianluca Mazza

Gianluca Mazza

Developer

Muhammad Enamul Huq Sarkar

Muhammad Enamul Huq Sarkar

Developer

Joshua Chen

Joshua Chen

Intern

Gianmarco Fraccaroli

Gianmarco Fraccaroli

Intern

Federico Natali

Federico Natali

Intern

Sebastiano Scrofina

Sebastiano Scrofina

Consultant

Simone Conti

Simone Conti

Consultant

Giuseppe Cardone

Giuseppe Cardone

Member of Scientific Committee

Emanuele Carluccio

Emanuele Carluccio

Member of Scientific Committee

Massimo Morini

Massimo Morini

Member of Scientific Committee

Stefano Capaccioli

Stefano Capaccioli

Member of Scientific Committee

Luciano Pietronero

Luciano Pietronero

Member of Scientific Committee

Giuseppe Vaciago

Giuseppe Vaciago

Member of Scientific Committee

Ivan Vaghi

Ivan Vaghi

Member of Scientific Committee

Cristiano Esclapon

Cristiano Esclapon

Steering Committee

Mario Costantini

Mario Costantini

Steering Committee

Resident & Visiting Experts
Riccardo Casatta
Eternity Wall

Riccardo Casatta

Eternity Wall CEO

Luca Vaccaro
Eternity Wall

Luca Vaccaro

Eternity Wall Dev

Valerio Vaccaro
Eternity Wall

Valerio Vaccaro

Eternity Wall Iot Expert

Lawrence Nahum
Green Address

Lawrence Nahum

Green Address CEO

Thomas Bertani
Oraclize

Thomas Bertani

Oraclize CEO

Marco Giglio

Marco Giglio

Oraclize

Marco Amadori
Inbitcoin

Marco Amadori

CEO inbitcoin

Sebastiano Guerzoni
Inbitcoin

Sebastiano Guerzoni

CFE inbitcoin

Martino Salvetti
Inbitcoin

Martino Salvetti

TLDR inbitcoin

Davide Laspina
Wolfway

Davide Laspina

CEO Wolfway

Federico Tenga
Chainside

Federico Tenga

Chainside Cofounder

Timothy Redaelli

Timothy Redaelli

Software Engineer at Redhat

Elisabeth Stark

Elisabeth Stark

Lightning labs Cofounder

Joseph Poon

Joseph Poon

Lightning labs Cofounder

Tadge Dryja

Tadge Dryja

Lightning labs Cofounder

Andreas Antonopoulos

Andreas Antonopoulos

Third Key Solutions CTO

Peter Todd

Peter Todd

Bitcoin Core developer

Manfred Karrer

Manfred Karrer

Bitsquare CEO

John Lindsay

John Lindsay

Bitwage CEO

Jameson Lopp

Jameson Lopp

Bitgo Engineer

Matt Corallo

Matt Corallo

Core Developer

Francis Pouliot

Francis Pouliot

Bitcoin Embassy Montreal

Ryan Shea

Ryan Shea

Blockstack Cofounder

Nicolas Bacca

Nicolas Bacca

Ledger CTO

Mark Erhardt

Mark Erhardt

Coinselection

Jack Grigg

Jack Grigg

Zcash

Christian Decker

Christian Decker

Blockstream Engineer

Riccardo Spagni

Riccardo Spagni

Monero Core Developer

Paul Stzorc

Paul Stzorc

Economist at Bloq

David Vorick

David Vorick

Sia Cofounder

Luke Dashjr

Luke Dashjr

Bitcoin Core Developer

Christopher Allen

Christopher Allen

Blockstream Principal Architect

Andrew Poelstra

Andrew Poelstra

Blockstream Mathematician

Latest News

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July Bitcoin Milan meetup

We are less than some days away from the 1st of August: let’s discuss it with Giacomo Zucco, Peter Todd, Zach Harvey (CEO & COFOUNDER AT LAMASSU) & Olavi Lilja (CEO AT LAMIUM OY) during the 44th Bitcoin Milan Meetup, along with their outstanding presentations: Wednesday, July 19th, h. 7 p.m. at Copernico (via Copernico 38, Milano)

For more details, go here

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June Bitcoin Milan meetup

If you have missed Roasbeef, Bitcoin Engineer and Cofounder of Lightning Labs, yesterday at the 43th Bitcoin Milan Meetup, you can find the full video here

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Article of our CEO Giacomo Zucco on UASF

The article wrote by our CEO Giacomo Zucco is a must read if you want to be updated about the UASF, the BIP 148 and what is going on in the bitcoin world now. Be sure to read it in english here or in italian here

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Startup Intelligence - Blockchain Workshop at Politecnico

Today at Politecnico University of Milan our incubated startups Eternity Wall, Inbitcoin, Oraclize and Spidchain have presented their projects during the “Startup Intelligence 2017” at the blockchain workshop.

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Blockchain Roma Meetup + Lis17

Our Chief Expert Officer, Mir Liponi, gave an overarching presentation about BHBnetwork, the blockchain technology and the best use cases during the first blockchain roma meetup. If you want to see the full video, go here.

She also spoke during the Lisbon Investment 2017 at the panel “Building successful businesses on blockchain technology” moderated by Kevin Loaec of Chainsmiths, along with Nicolas Bacca, CTO of Ledger and Philippe Rodriguez.

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June Bitcoin Milan meetup

SAVE THE DATE! 43th Bitcoin Milan Meetup will be on Wednesday, June 14th, h. 7 p.m. at Copernico Center (via Copernico 38, Milano). Special guest will be Roasbeef, Bitcoin Engineer and Cofounder of Lightning Labs. Don’t miss out! RSVP here

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Article by Gabriele Domenichini on Liquid

Our Chief Venture Officer, Gabriele Domenichini wrote an amazing article for our Medium channel on Liquid, be sure to read it here

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Fintech Leadership 2017

Today, our Chief Customer Officer, Alessandro Saglimbeni attended at the second roundtable of “Fintech Leadership Program 2017” at Palazzo Parigi in Milan about the business value of the cryptocurrencies for the financial ecosystem.

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May Bitcoin Milan meetup

Yesterday we hosted the 42nd Bitcoin Milan Meetup with Thomas Bertani of Oraclize, Riccardo Casatta of Eternity Wall, Andrew Poelstra of Blockstream and core dev Peter Todd. If you missed the live event or the streaming of this outstanding night, you can find the full video here

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Rainews interview

Rainews interviewed Marco Amadori, CEO of one our incubated startup INBITCOIN, Peter Todd and David Vorick guests of our 40th Milan Bitcoin Meetup, quoting us and our lab.

Don’t miss out, here is the full video in Italian.

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Blockchain Innovation at Bocconi University

Yesterday Giacomo Zucco and Gabriele Domenichini explained at the event “Blockchain Innovation” hosted by Bocconi University what blockchain and bitcoin are, what are the real use cases and the Italian blockchain ecosystem.

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42nd Bitcoin Milan Meetup

Next Bitcoin Milan Meetup will be on Wednesday 10th of May, h. 7 p.m. at Copernico Bar (via Copernico 38, Milan). Guests will be: Thomas Bertani (Oraclize CEO), Riccardo Casatta, (Eternity Wall CEO), Andrew Poelstra, (mathematician at Blockstream) and the bitcoin core dev, Peter Todd. See you there, or online here from 7.00 p.m. For more details, take a look on our bitcoin Milan meetup page here.

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PoC with opentimestamps standard

Our incubated startup Eternity Wall just completed an important POC for our client Intesa Sanpaolo that uses opentimestamps standard. This is one of the best and realistic blockchain use case, for more details, read coindesk article here, and go to opentimestamps site here.

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April Bitcoin Milan meetup

During our 41st Bitcoin Milan Meetup we had as our special guest, Christopher Allen, principal architect at Blockstream, who talked about self-sovereign identity. If you missed it, here you can find the full video.

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Interviews

Here’s a selection of interviews made recently by our CEO Giacomo Zucco:

for triwu

for il sole 24 ore

for economyup

for AGI

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Our involvment in Ledger investment round

We are proud to be the Investment Advisor for GDTRE and Club Italia Investimenti 2 in the recent $7M round for Ledger. Gabriele Domenichini, CVO of BHB Network says: “In a world that desperately need data protection, Ledger has been the first to use secure chip technology to protect data and application in a way the user can adopt” For further details, visithere

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Our statement on proposed emergent consensus hard fork

Read our official statement on proposed “Emergent Consensus” hard fork on here

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Gabriele Domenichini at FED conference

We are proud of our CVO, Gabriele Domenichini, who talked yesterday at the FED conference about cyber security and blockchain at FED in Milan, for details, go here

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March Bitcoin Milan Meetup

40th Milan Bitcoin Meetup: we shared contents, ideas, great projects. We’re growing everytime, thanks to everyone who decided to participate, thanks to our amazing international guests: Paul Stzorc, Peter Todd, Riccardo Spagni and David Vorick. If you have missed it, the full video is here

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February Bitcoin Milan meetup

The 39th bitcoin Milan meetup, took place on February 22nd with Christian Decker, Ph. D, infrastructure Tech Engineer at Blockstream, as our guest. It lasted for around 2 hours (presentation + q&a) and was, perhaps, one of the longest meetup we had: Christian was able to explain us how the Lightning Network works in a generous, clear and deep way. If you’ve missed the event, the full video is here

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January Bitcoin Milan meetup

January Bitcoin Milan Meetup was a night rich of knowledge, insights, developments… and of course, spritz! Our special guests were: Thomas Bertani (CEO Oraclize), Jack Grigg (Zcash Developer) and Mark Erhardt (Coinselection Developer) If you could not be able to attend our meetup, here you can find the video.

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Alpha Release of the Lightning Network Daemon

We are very excited about the Alpha Release of the Lightning Network Daemon and honored to be quoted among the contributors. For further information: read here

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BIP001 conference

During the BIP001 conference, held in Kiev, our Ceo Giacomo Zucco gave a speech about the top use cases for using blockchain. For more details and to watch the presentation take a look: here

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Christmas Meetup

Don’t miss our next Milan meetup on 21st Dec at Copernico: we talked about bitcoin future projects and we celebrated Christmas together! The full video is here

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Meetup with Nicolas Bacca

The CTO of Ledger, Nicolas Bacca gave us an energetic and insightful presentation during our monthly meetup about how the hardware wallets operate and showed us the road map of the next steps, improvements, updates and new products. The full video is here

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Salone dei pagamenti

Our CEO Giacomo Zucco spoke, in a panel with the most important Italian blockchain experts, during the conference “salone dei pagamenti: payvolution”. Here’s a brief quote of his speech: “Bitcoin is not a technology innovation and is not an answer to technological limitations. Bitcoin is, indeed, a mix of preexistent technologies that has created a whole new system of economical incentives”.

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Chainhack - Hackathon days in Dublin

Giacomo Zucco, our CEO, plus Thomas Bertani and Marco Giglio of Oraclize, were among the mentors of the Chainhack weekend in Dublin organized by Chainsmith. A lot of projects and ideas had circulated, a lot of advises and technical details were given. For more details here

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Hack Days at Blockchainlab and Milan Protocol

Scaling Bitcoin is over. As well as the last editions, the conference has been the starting point of many discussions that are going to be around in the next months. Don’t miss out the chance to watch (and re-watch again) the presenters’ speeches on: here

Also, we had the honor to host the core and lightning hack days in our office: having the best Bitcoin devs from all over the world sharing their knowledge (as well as pizzas) has been a unique and exciting and unique experience.

In particular, during the hack days, since we, among other discussions, facilitated the discussion about lightning standards and interoperability, the devs involved decided to call the work for future references, the “THE MILAN PROTOCOL”.

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Blockstack Meetup

The founder of Blockstack, Ryan Shea, has given an impressive presentation during our monthly meetup that has stimulated many questions. If you missed the opportunity to be among us, you can watch everything here

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Scaling Bitcoin 2016 Retarget

We are very excited, as local supporting organization and sponsor of Scaling Bitcoin 2016, to announce our involvement in the Scaling Bitcoin Week (for more information about Scaling Bitcoin, take a look here)

The conference will take place at Politecnico of Milano on 8th and 9th of October. Unfortunately, the event is sold-out, but you will still be able to participate via the live stream, IRC, and Twitter. Stay tuned!

After the conference, the Core hack days will take place in our office on 10th and 11th of October. The event is reserved for bitcoin expert devs. For more information

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Next Milano Bitcoin Meetup will be on 10th October

Next Milano Bitcoin Meetup will be on 10th October

Ryan Shea, cofounder of Blockstack, will be our guest in the next meetup. He’ll give a speech on the evening of 10th of October that will be, as always, at Copernico Caffè (Via Copernico 38, Milano). The event schedule is:

Intro to Blockstack

Lightning talks from projects in the blockchain, bitcoin, and decentralized application space

Open discussion

Make sure to confirm your presence here

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Meet up with Matt Corallo

Meet up with Matt Corallo

We had the huge pleasure to have the presence of Matt Corallo, Blockstream cofounder and Core developer, for almost a week at our lab. It has been a very productive and inspiring week. He also gave a public presentation during our monthly meetup about Relay Network and Fiber. You can enjoy the full speech here

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Meet up with Jameson Lopp

Meet up with Jameson Lopp

Jameson Lopp, Bitgo engineer, joined us at our lab and gave a very stimulating presentation entitled: “Bitgo engineering. Lessons learned”. You can find the full video here

A lot of people came (considering it was 16th of August!), and, since Copernico caffé was closed for the holidays, we had to arrange ourselves for an alternative sushi based dinner.