National Chinese Science Academy Launches Blockchain Lab

China’s federal science institution, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, is taking part in a new research effort around blockchain.

The highest academy for science in China said it had established a new “Big Data and Blockchain Lab” during a seminar on June 15, according to People’s Daily, the state-run media outlet. The lab, which is being launched in collaboration with Beijing-based blockchain startup Tai Cloud Corp, will focus on “the relationship between blockchain technology and mathematics.”

Xiaoshan Gao, the deputy director at the center for mathematics and interdisciplinary sciences in CAS, said at the seminar that he believes the mathematical methods will play a “key” role in many core issues in blockchain technology…

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