Yale University

ACE-PAVE (Privacy, Accountability, Verification, and Economics of Blockchain systems) brings an interdisciplinary approach to blockchain deployment, infrastructure and adoption.

ProgramME
ACE-PAVE
Locations
United States
Switzerland
Subjects
Privacy
Law
Regulation
Education
Community
ACE-PAVE

ACE-PAVE (Privacy, Accountability, Verification, and Economics of Blockchain systems) brings an interdisciplinary approach to blockchain deployment, infrastructure, and adoption. Its multifaceted team draws on extensive experience across Computer Science, Economics, and Law, from four institutions in the United States and Europe: Yale, Columbia, CCNY, and EPFL.

From their dedicated physical space at Yale University, the ACE-PAVE focuses on advancing the foundations of blockchain systems and the Algorand ecosystem using cryptography, distributed systems, and formal verification. In addition, the team explores concrete, impactful connections between these aspects of blockchain, economics, and law.

ACE-PAVE’s core initiatives are to:

  1. Develop state-of-the-art blockchain designs and protocols that feature privacy, fairness, and scalability
  2. Amplify the security of blockchain architectures through formal verification of consensus protocols and smart contracts
  3. Study economic aspects of several foundational components of blockchain systems such as payment channels and their optimal network configuration
  4. Investigate topics at the intersection of blockchains and law, such as smart-contract enforcement, liabilities of software developers and consensus participants, and the interplay of privacy and regulation
  5. Pursue an expanded education and outreach agenda, to further promote the use of the Algorand ecosystem and blockchain technology for societal benefit. ACE-PAVE are committed to fostering a diverse and welcoming community to attract and support students from under-represented communities into the blockchain ecosystem. This includes summer schools, blockchain institutes, hackathons, conferences, and course development

Investigators

Charalampos Papamanthou

PI
Yale University
United States

Ben Fisch

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Bryan Ford

Co-PI
EPFL
Switzerland

Eran Tromer

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Gur Huberman

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Joan Feigenbaum

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Rosario Gennaro

Co-PI
The City College of New York (CCNY)
United States

Tal Malkin

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Zhong Shao

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Wolf Honore

CertiK
United States

Charalampos Papamanthou

PI
Yale University
United States

Bryan Ford

Co-PI
EPFL
Switzerland

Joan Feigenbaum

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Ben Fisch

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Rosario Gennaro

Co-PI
The City College of New York (CCNY)
United States

Gur Huberman

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Tal Malkin

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Zhong Shao

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Eran Tromer

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Wolf Honore

CertiK
United States

Investigators

Charalampos Papamanthou

PI
Yale University
United States

Ben Fisch

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Bryan Ford

Co-PI
EPFL
Switzerland

Eran Tromer

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Gur Huberman

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Joan Feigenbaum

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Rosario Gennaro

Co-PI
The City College of New York (CCNY)
United States

Tal Malkin

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Zhong Shao

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Wolf Honore

CertiK
United States

Investigators

Charalampos Papamanthou

PI
Yale University
United States

Ben Fisch

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Bryan Ford

Co-PI
EPFL
Switzerland

Eran Tromer

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Gur Huberman

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Joan Feigenbaum

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Rosario Gennaro

Co-PI
The City College of New York (CCNY)
United States

Tal Malkin

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Zhong Shao

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Wolf Honore

CertiK
United States

Investigators

Charalampos Papamanthou

PI
Yale University
United States

Ben Fisch

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Bryan Ford

Co-PI
EPFL
Switzerland

Eran Tromer

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Gur Huberman

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Joan Feigenbaum

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Rosario Gennaro

Co-PI
The City College of New York (CCNY)
United States

Tal Malkin

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Zhong Shao

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Wolf Honore

CertiK
United States

Investigators

Charalampos Papamanthou

PI
Yale University
United States

Ben Fisch

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Bryan Ford

Co-PI
EPFL
Switzerland

Eran Tromer

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Gur Huberman

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Joan Feigenbaum

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Rosario Gennaro

Co-PI
The City College of New York (CCNY)
United States

Tal Malkin

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Zhong Shao

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Wolf Honore

CertiK
United States

Investigators

Charalampos Papamanthou

PI
Yale University
United States

Ben Fisch

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Bryan Ford

Co-PI
EPFL
Switzerland

Eran Tromer

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Gur Huberman

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Joan Feigenbaum

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Rosario Gennaro

Co-PI
The City College of New York (CCNY)
United States

Tal Malkin

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Zhong Shao

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Wolf Honore

CertiK
United States

Investigators

Charalampos Papamanthou

PI
Yale University
United States

Ben Fisch

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Bryan Ford

Co-PI
EPFL
Switzerland

Eran Tromer

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Gur Huberman

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Joan Feigenbaum

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Rosario Gennaro

Co-PI
The City College of New York (CCNY)
United States

Tal Malkin

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Zhong Shao

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Wolf Honore

CertiK
United States

Investigators

Charalampos Papamanthou

PI
Yale University
United States

Ben Fisch

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Bryan Ford

Co-PI
EPFL
Switzerland

Eran Tromer

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Gur Huberman

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Joan Feigenbaum

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Rosario Gennaro

Co-PI
The City College of New York (CCNY)
United States

Tal Malkin

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Zhong Shao

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Wolf Honore

CertiK
United States

Investigators

Charalampos Papamanthou

PI
Yale University
United States

Ben Fisch

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Bryan Ford

Co-PI
EPFL
Switzerland

Eran Tromer

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Gur Huberman

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Joan Feigenbaum

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Rosario Gennaro

Co-PI
The City College of New York (CCNY)
United States

Tal Malkin

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Zhong Shao

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Wolf Honore

CertiK
United States

Investigators

Charalampos Papamanthou

PI
Yale University
United States

Ben Fisch

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Bryan Ford

Co-PI
EPFL
Switzerland

Eran Tromer

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Gur Huberman

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Joan Feigenbaum

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Rosario Gennaro

Co-PI
The City College of New York (CCNY)
United States

Tal Malkin

Co-PI
Columbia University
United States

Zhong Shao

Co-PI
Yale University
United States

Wolf Honore

CertiK
United States

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