But the university created ample opportunity for research with the launch of the Blockchain Technology Laboratory in 2016 in partnership with R&D technology company IOHK. The lab is led by Aggelos Kiayias, chair of cybersecurity and privacy at the University of Edinburgh and chief scientist at IOHK with the goal of studying all aspects of distributed ledger technology. More research takes place within a group called A Token Gesture, in which students and faculty work to develop advancements in the field.

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