Welcome to Blockchain & Society, a research project on the societal impact of blockchain technologies.

We hope to find answers to the following questions:

  • What internal factors contribute to the success of a blockchain application?
  • How does society adopt blockchain?
  • How to regulate blockchain?



Blockchain & Society is funded by the European Research Council.

Latest news

H2020 ICT-28-2018 – Future Hyper-connected Sociality

Specific Challenge:Future social networks, media and platforms will become the way our societies operate for communication, exchange, business, creation, learning and knowledge acquisition. The challenge is to mobilise a positive vision as to the role that Social Media will increasingly play in all these areas, and to overcome today’s critical issues about trust and governance …

Transformative impact of disruptive technologies in public services- DT-TRANSFORMATIONS-02-2018-2019-2020

The H2020 Transformations-2 challenge is to assess the potential benefits and risks of using disruptive technologies in public administrations as well as the social impact, including the impact on public servants, of using them for government processes and governance (e.g. for registers, for archiving, for decision-making processes, etc.). In addition, the political, socio-economic, legal and …

The team

My name is Balazs Bodo, and I am the PI of this project. I’m a research scientist at the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam.  I am a 2 time Fulbright Scholar (2006-7, Stanford University; 2012 Harvard University), and a former Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow (2013-15). I have a strong interdisciplinary background, Having a degree in Economics (MSc, Corvinus University, 1999), and a PhD in Media Studies (ELTE, 2011). In recent years I have worked on copyright piracy, and algorithmic information personalization.


Find me on the IViR website, on UvA, on Twitter, on ORCID, on SSRN, and on my personal webpage.

If you want to be on the team, check out the research plan, the open positions, and send me a mail: bodo@uva.nl.