MARBLE is a conference series which aims to provide a high-profile platform for mathematicians, computer scientists and economists from both academia and industry to present latest advances and innovations in key theories and models of blockchain. The first edition of the conference was held in Santorini in May 2019.

Due to COVID-19 this year’s conference will run online as a free event, returning to a paid event to be held in Portugal in June 2021. The programme for this year has been slightly reduced, consisting of presentations of peer-reviewed research papers only. Invited keynotes and tutorials for MARBLE 2020 will be carried over to MARBLE 2021.


Monday 24th August 2020 – Programme


10:00 (UK Time)

Technical Session 1 (Incentives, Game Theory and Pricing)


Dominik Harz, Lewis Gudgeon, Rami Khalil and Alexei Zamyatin.

Promise: Leveraging Future Gains for Collateral Reduction


Michael Zargham, Krzysztof Paruch and Jamsheed Shorish.

Economic Games as Estimators


Dragos I. Ilie, Kostis Karantias and William J. Knottenbelt.

Bitcoin Crypto–Bounties for Quantum Capable Adversaries


Cyril Grunspan and Ricardo Pérez-Marco.

Selfish Mining in Ethereum


Sam Maximilian Werner, Paul Julian Pritz and Daniel Perez.

Step on the Gas? A Better Approach for Recommending the Ethereum Gas Price



14:00 (UK Time)

Technical Session 2 (Finance, Derivatives, Modelling and Applications) including Conference Closing Session


Aikaterini Koutsouri, Michael Petch and William Knottenbelt.

Stress Testing Diversified Portfolios: The Case of the CoinShares Gold and Cryptoassets Index


Kostis Karantias, Aggelos Kiayias and Dionysis Zindros.

Smart Contract Derivatives


Toshiko Matsui and Lewis Gudgeon.

The Speculative (In)efficiency of the CME Bitcoin Futures Market


Andreas Richardson and Jiahua Xu.

Carbon Trading with Blockchain


Philip Nadler, Rossella Arcucci and Yike Guo.

An Econophysical Analysis of the Blockchain Ecosystem


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