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

Vincenzo Mioccio

Vincenzo Mioccio

CFO

Gabriele Domenichini

Gabriele Domenichini

Community Co-Director

Simona Macellari

Simona Macellari

Community Co-Director

Laura Bigi

Laura Bigi

Team Assistant

Mir Liponi

Mir Liponi

CCO

Isidoro Ghezzi

Isidoro Ghezzi

Blockchain Senior Developer

Andrea Benetton

Andrea Benetton

Cryptobase Project Manager

Alessandro Saglimbeni

Alessandro Saglimbeni

Chief Analyst

Silvia Alzetta

Silvia Alzetta

Intern

Francesco Nacchia

Francesco Nacchia

Meetup Organizer

Sebastiano Scrofina

Sebastiano Scrofina

Consultant

Simone Conti

Simone Conti

Consultant

Ferdinando Ametrano

Ferdinando Ametrano

Member of Scientific Committee

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

Mariano Carozzi

Mariano Carozzi

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

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

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

Core developer

Manfred Karrer

Manfred Karrer

Bitsquare CEO

Franco Cimatti

Franco Cimatti

Bitcoin Foundation Italia President

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

Latest News

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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. As soon as possible, we will upload the full video, so stay tuned.

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Salone dei pagamenti

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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Scaling Bitcoin and Hack Days in Blockchainlab

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.

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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 in 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 in 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 holidays, we had to arrange ourselves for an alternative sushi based dinner.