Upcoming Events

July 25-31, 2021 Virtual!
Register now to join us for the 6th Annual IC3 Blockchain Summer Camp! This seven day experience will be hosted virtually this year. Once again led by our camp technical committee, featuring Surya Bakshi, Tyler Kell, and Patrick McCorry. Prepare for another immersive coding and learning experience with us!

Past Events

Tuesday June 1, 2021 Register Here.
Join us for Tyler Kell's presentation of "DeFi State of the Union", this webinar will be on June 1, 2021.
Thursday April 29, 2021 Virtual Event Page
Join us to hear from Ariah Klages-Mundt presenting his work on Stablecoins.
Saturday February 27, 2021 Virtual
The third annual Cornell High School Programming Contest Warm Up is a computer programming competition for high school girls and underrepresented high school student groups in technology.
Friday February 26, 2021 Register here.
2021 has seen unprecedented interest in Bitcoin and related technologies like the Lightning Network. As these technologies see increases in use, volume, and price, we must consider - how secure and private are they really? Join us for our February webinar to learn about two relevant attacks from IC3 researchers at Cornell and UCL.
December 7-8, 2020 Virtual!
This event is only open to IC3 faculty, students, partners, and invited guests.
Thursday October 15, 2020 Virtual!
Join IC3 and Chainlink for this virtual meetup on Order-Fairness for Blockchains with speaker Mahimna Kelkar
Tuesday August 11, 2020 Zoom, register to get link.
Join us for a presentation of "Crystals and Mud on the Blockchain" by James Grimmelmann hosted by IC3.
July 26, 2020 -August 1, 2020 Virtual!
Thank you attendees of the 5th annual Blockchain Camp!
Tuesday July 7, 2020 https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_s1tIq7EKQkWPuGScWTJzbg
Join us for a presentation of "Connecting Blockchains to the Real World" by Fan Zhang hosted by IC3.
Wednesday March 18, 2020 Broadway at Barclay Street, New York, NY
Due to concerns for the health of our community, this event is being postponed. Please check back for updates and rescheduling.
Tuesday February 18, 2020 1 Facebook Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Join us for networking and blockchain research presentations by Dr. Dawn Song from UC Berkeley and IC3, and Dr. Sam Blackshear from Calibra.
Friday November 22, 2019 4 JPM Chase Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11245 5th Floor, Room 514
IC3 faculty, students, sponsors, and guests gather at IC3 Retreats to discuss the major technical challenges, issues and innovatve solutions to widespread blockchain adoption.
Thursday November 21, 2019 25 W 39th Street, New York, NY
Cryptocurrencies do not scale. In this technical deep-dive, we provide an overview of an alternative scaling approach, off-chain protocols, that lets parties transact locally amongst themselves instead of the global network. Off-chain is remarkable as in the best case it lets parties bypass all network fees and blockchain latency, and in the worst-case, the parent blockchainsafeguards the funds of all honest parties. We'll cover the two leading approaches, channel-based networks (lightning et al) and commit-chains (plasma & rollup et al) alongside the new the always online assumption and how the community is trying to alleviate it. If we, as a community, can pull off the implementation of off-chain protocols, it will hopefully unleash a truly permissionless, global and internet-scale financial system.
Thursday October 24, 2019 JP Morgan, 383 Madison Ave, Room 1311, NYC, NY
Tyler Kell is a Research Engineer at Cornell Tech & the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (IC3) in New York City. In a prior life, before becoming a researcher, he worked as a penetration tester and security consultant.
October 21-23, 2019 Renaissance Hotel, Zurich, Switzerland
The first ACM conference on Advances in Financial Technologies (AFT'19) aims to be a premier venue presenting the latest developments in technologies related directly and indirectly to novel financial infrastructure such as cryptocurrencies and their applications, blockchains, and exchanges.
October 5-6, 2019 MIT Media Lab
Join IC3 Directors, Ari Juels and Andrew Miller at this two day gathering at MIT. This event is focused on collaboratively building an interdisciplinary field of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology research. Tickets can be purchased here.
Wednesday October 2, 2019 Cornell Tech, 2 West Loop Road, Roosevelt Island, NYC
Phil Daian is a noted researcher, second year PhD student at Cornell and IC3, and a software engineer with a passion for computer security and applied cryptography. His research interests span several computer science subfields, with a focus in his current work primarily covering cryptocurrencies and smart contracts.
June 10-16, 2019 Gates Hall, Cornell University. Ithaca, New York
IC3 conducted our Fourth immersive weeklong coding and learning experience in Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, and Smart Contracts with world-leading professors, open source architects, developers, and students.
Friday April 12, 2019 New York City, New York
Conducted by Cornell Blockchain, this conference will explore four different topics on blockchains. Platforms, blockchain regulation, security tokens, and growth & adaption will be discussed and explored.
February 14-15, 2019 Congress Centre Kursaal Interlaken, Strandbadstrasse 44, 3800 Interlaken, Switzerland
IC3 faculty, students and industry members gather twice per year to discuss the major technical challenges and innovative solutions to widespread blockchain adoption.
February 11-14, 2019 Congress Centre Kursaal Interlaken, Strandbadstrasse 44, 3800 Interlaken, Switzland
Conducted jointly by EPFL, ETH Zurich and IC3, the school aims to bring together students (Master- and PhD-level), academic researchers, and security experts from industry with an interest in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Please check back later for the agenda and additional information.
Tuesday November 13, 2018 Palo Alto, CA
Noah Johnson, a PhD student in Computer Science at UC Berkeley, advised by Prof. Dawn Song will talk about Oasis, a platform for privacy-preserving smart contracts at scale. This Meetup is hosted by VMware in Palo Alto, and will be LiveStreamed via Zoom.
Thursday August 30, 2018 Oracle HQ - Building OPL, Wing C, Room 1001 (Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA)
Ethan Cecchetti, a PhD student in Computer Science at Cornell, co-advised by Prof. Andrew Myers and Prof. Ari Juels, will talk about Proofs of Replication for Reliable DSN's.
July 12-18, 2018 Gates Hall, Cornell University. Ithaca, New York
IC3 and the Ethereum Foundation Conducted our Third Immersive Weeklong Coding and Learning Experience in Blockchains and Smart Contracts with World-leading Professors, Open Source Architects, Developers and Students.
Thursday May 10, 2018 Tata Innovation Center, Cornell Tech, Roosevelt Island, 11 East Loop Rd, NYC
IC3 faculty, students and industry members gather twice per year to discuss the major technical challenges and innovative solutions to widespread blockchain adoption.
Tuesday April 3, 2018 Interactive Video Broadcast from Gates Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Professor Andrew Myers, will lead this IC3 Working Group session on Correct by Construction (CxC) Smart Contract Programming Languages.
Sunday April 1, 2018 New York, NY
Growth and Groundbreaking Scientific Discoveries in IC3 Lead to Revolutionary Academic Fundraising Model.
February 26, 2018 -March 2, 2018 Curaçao
Prof. Sarah Meiklejohn is co-Program Chair for FC18 and Prof. Ittay Eyal is co-Program Chair for the 5th Workshop on Bitcoin and Blockchain Research.
Tuesday February 20, 2018 Interactive Video Broadcast from Gates Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Professor Andrew Myers, will kick off the new IC3 Working Group on Correct by Construction (CxC) Smart Contract Programming Languages.
Monday February 19, 2018 Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa in San Diego, California.
Professor Ari Juels, IC3 co-Director, will present the keynote "Beyond Smarts: Toward Correct, Private, Data-Rich Smart Contracts".
Friday February 16, 2018 Catamaran Resort, Pacific Beach, San Diego.
Professor Ari Juels, IC3 co-Director, will present "Beyond Smarts: Toward Correct, Private, Data-Rich Smart Contracts".
January 24-26, 2018 Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University.
IC3 faculty including Bryan Ford, Ari Juels, Andrew Miller, and Elaine Shi are on the program committee.
January 8-13, 2018 Los Angeles, CA
IC3 faculty Prof. Andrew Myers is the Program Chair.
Wednesday November 29, 2017 Interactive Video Broadcast from Gates Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Professor Andrew Miller, IC3 Associate Director will present "I Accidentally Killed it:" yet another million-dollar Smart Contract mishap. Registration is open for IC3 members.
Monday November 13, 2017 UCSD, CSE Building, San Diego, CA
Professor Ari Juels, IC3 co-Director will present "Enter the Hydra: Towards Principled Bug Bounties and Exploit-Resistant Smart Contracts"
Friday October 6, 2017 Cornell Tech, Roosevelt Island, 2 West Loop Road, NYC
Cornell Tech is opening its new campus to the community in a series of public events. The Blockchains Workshop is co-orgainzed by IC3. Registration is open to the public.
Thursday October 5, 2017 Cornell Tech, Roosevelt Island, 2 West Loop Road, NYC
IC3 faculty, students and industry members gather twice per year to discuss the major technical challenges and innovative solutions to widespread blockchain adoption.
Tuesday September 26, 2017 Interactive Video Broadcast from Gates Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Professor Emin Gün Sirer, IC3 co-Director will present "Making Crytpocurrencies Scale with Offline Payments". Registration is open for IC3 members.
Tuesday August 22, 2017 Interactive Video Broadcast from Cornell Tech, Roosevelt Island, NYC
Professor Ari Juels, IC3 co-Director will present "Solidus: Confidential Distributed Ledger Transactions via PVORM". Registration is open for IC3 members.
Sunday August 13, 2017 Santa Clara, CA
Fan Zhang, a PhD student in CS at Cornell, will speak on Town Crier .
July 13-19, 2017 Gates Hall, Cornell University. Ithaca, New York
IC3 and the Ethereum Foundation conducted our second annual Boot Camp, an immersive coding and learning experience in blockchains and smart contracts with world-leading researchers, open source developers, and students.
Tuesday June 20, 2017 Interactive Video Broadcast from Gates Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Dr. Ittay Eyal, IC3 Associate Director will present “From Cryptocurrencies to FinTech Blockchains”. Registration is open for IC3 members.
May 22-24, 2017 New York, NY
Prof. Ari Juels will speak Monday afternoon at the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance technical session. Prof. Emin Gun Sirer and Prof. Andrew Miller will speak Wednesday morning at the Workshop on Academic Partnerships with Industry.
NY Computer Science and Economics 2017
Friday May 19, 2017 NYC
Professor Emin Gün Sirer, IC3 co-Director, will present the keynote "The New New Blockchains and How They Will Transform The World".
Monday May 15, 2017
Visit www.town-crier.org starting May 15.
NSF Watch Series
Thursday April 20, 2017 Washington, DC
Professor Ari Juels, IC3 co-Director, will present "The Jekyll and Hyde of Smart Contracts".
Business of Blockchain
Tuesday April 18, 2017 Cambridge, MA
Professor Emin Gün Sirer, IC3 co-Director, will present "What Could Go Wrong? When Blockchains Fail".
February 23-24, 2017 San Francisco, CA
IC3 staff and members gather twice per year to discuss the major technical challenges and innovative solutions to widespread blockchain adoption. Our Sponsor Member Chain is hosting this 2-day Retreat at their offices in SF.
January 26-27, 2017 Stanford, CA
Elaine Shi speaks about Rethinking Large-Scale Consensus at Blockchain Protocol Analysis and Security Engineering 2017, hosted at Stanford University.
Tuesday January 3, 2017
Tuesday November 29, 2016 New York City, NY
Prof. Ari Juels - Panel on "Financial Markets Smart Contracts - Implementing Legally Sound, Predictable and Secure Processes"
Monday November 14, 2016 Washington DC
Prof. Emin Gun Sirer - Panel on "Impact of Recent Innovation on Trading, Settlement, and Clearance Activities"
Saturday November 5, 2016 Shanghai, China
Phil Daian joins Vitalik Buterin et al. on Devcon2 panel
Thursday September 29, 2016 New York City, NY
Prof. Ari Juels, IC3 co-Director, will describe Town Crier (TC), an authenticated data feed system built using Intel’s new SGX trusted hardware features. TC acts as a trustworthy proxy between existing (HTTPS-enabled) servers and smart contracts without any need for users to trust the system’s operators. Unlike basic oracles, TC also supports private queries, which offer the critical property of confidentiality for data requests, and custom queries, which make secure use of users’ credentials. Applications include insurance contracts that protect consumer privacy, systems to trade online resources such as games for cryptocurrency, and much more.
Tuesday August 2, 2016 New York City, NY
Professor Andrew Miller, IC3 Associate Director, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign will talk about "Hawk" - the blockchain confidentiality protocol he pioneered, smart contract programming in general, and relevance of the concept of Turing completeness, which is often misinterpreted.
July 20-29, 2016 Gates Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
IC3 and the Ethereum Foundation conducted an immersive 9-day coding and learning experience in blockchains and smart contracts with world-leading researchers, open source developers, and students.
Wednesday June 22, 2016
Elaine Shi talked on Scalable and Incentive-Compatible Blockchain Design at Tsinghua University's Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences and Institute for Theoretical Computer Science, and The Chinese Academy of Science.
Tuesday June 21, 2016 New York City, NY
Professor Emin Gün Sirer, Cornell University Computer Science, and co-Director of the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies & Contracts (IC3), will outline "Gaming The Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO)".
May 17-18, 2016 New York City, NY
Our first IC3 retreat in NYC on May 17, 2016 was a great success, with more than 80 attendees from industry and academia. The slides and video from the retreat are now available at the link above.