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Silvia Bartolucci is a Research Associate of the Centre for Financial Technology.

Her current research interests include new applications of distributed ledger technologies in finance and mathematical modelling and data analysis of current trends and issues emerging in digital economies.

She is currently an external associate of the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies, where she is the co-PI of a project aimed at investigating development practices in blockchain open source platforms.

She has previously worked as a researcher in blockchain technologies at a London-based startup, focusing on the design of new protocols to improve anonymity, security and network scalability. Prior to entering the fintech sector, she was a researcher in Complex Systems working on applications of Statistical Mechanics to biological systems modelling. 

Silvia holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from King's College London and a M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics from Sapienza University of Rome.



Bartolucci S, Destefanis G, Ortu M, et al., 2020, The Butterfly “Affect”: impact of development practices on cryptocurrency prices, Epj Data Science, Vol:9, ISSN:2193-1127, Pages:1-18

Bartolucci S, Kirilenko A, 2020, A model of the optimal selection of crypto assets, Royal Society Open Science, Vol:7, ISSN:2054-5703, Pages:1-18

Bartolucci S, Caccioli F, Vivo P, 2020, A percolation model for the emergence of the Bitcoin Lightning Network, Scientific Reports, Vol:10, ISSN:2045-2322

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