We are the first Swiss university lab that deals exclusively with Blockchain, Distributed Ledger and Smart Contracts.

Blockchain Lab in a nutshell

Our goal is to drive education and enhance the knowledge adoption in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies. With a broad spectrum of competences and a wide network the Blockchain Lab is engaged in both research and education. We bring academics and industry partners together to explore new use cases for Blockchain technologies. Located in the Crypto Valley the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts – School for Information Technology was one of the first Universities focusing on this disruptive topic.

  • One stop for education and research
  • Industry-oriented and applied research
  • International network
  • In the middle of the Crypto Valley Switzerland



The team of the Blockchain Lab has extensive experience with the Distributed Ledger Technology. Our track record includes national and international applied research projects with renowned partners.


We support our students with modules on the topics Blockchain, Smart Contracts and Distributed Ledger Business Cases. This leads to award winning theses and applied results.

Continuing Education

For people at work we provide continuing education in courses as well as individual tailored trainings for companies.

PhD Program

We offer the opportunity to do a PhD Thesis with one of our partner universities.


The Blockchain Workbench is an interactive learning platform currently under construction that helps you forge your blockchain skills.


24. March 2024, Chen-Da Liu-Zhang, Elisaweta Masserova, João Ribeiro, Pratik Soni, and Sri AravindaKrishnan Thyagarajan.

Improved YOSO Randomness Generation with Worst-Case Corruptions

Published in International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security -- FC 2024.

1. January 2024, Tim Weingärtner

Blockchain for Digital Identity

31. October 2023, Erica Blum, Elette Boyle, Ran Cohen and Chen-Da Liu-Zhang.

Communication Lower Bounds for Cryptographic Broadcast Protocols

Published in 37th International Symposium on Distributed Computing -- DISC 2023. Invited to the DISC Special Issue of the Journal of Distributed Computing.