- May 22 – 26, 2023: MEGA-ACE NTUA Summer School at Anargyreos & Korgialeneios School of Spetses, Spetses Island, Greece supported by the Algorand Foundation through the Algorand Center of Excellence (ACE) Program. Topics covered during the MEGA-ACE NTUA Summer School were blockchain fundamentals, advances in cryptography, pyteal tutorials, and mini hackathon. To stay up to date with future events please check the MEGA-ACE project webpage (https://www.cs.purdue.edu/blockchain/mega-ace/index.html) and/or follow us on twitter (@PBlockchainLab).
- May 5 - 6, 2023: 3rd Annual CBER (Crypto and Blockchain Economics Research) Conference was organized by Columbia University, in collaboration with Ecole Polytechnique et el. (Julien Prat is a co-organizer of the event.)
- April 19, 2023: The MEGA-ACE Blockchain Day 2023 is an annual research symposium with participants from around the greater Tel-Aviv area. It is organized as part of the MEGA-ACE center, supported by the Algorand Foundation through the Algorand-Centers-of-Excellence (ACE) Program. The organizers of the event are: Carmit Hazay (Bar-Ilan University) and Ran Cohen (Reichman University).
The main focus of the symposium is theoretical and applied aspects of distributed ledger technology (DLT), branching out to cryptography and distributed computations. The purpose of the event is to disseminate recent research results and to facilitate research discussions and collaborations across researchers of multiple institutes. These events alternate between Bar-Ilan University and Reichman University.
- April 19, 2023: Co-Pi Julien Prat gave a talk at ToDeFi: Torino Decentralized Finance Conference 2023
- April 14 - 16, 2023: Algorand Foundation MEGA-ACE Hackathon recently concluded with 400+ participants worldwide and in 4 physical locations with $40,000 in prizes lasting 3 days in April.
- March 21, 2023: MEGA-ACE PI Prof. Vassilis Zikas gave a talk at National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).
- March 16, 2023: MEGA-ACE NTUA Summer School is sponsored by the Algorand Foundation through the MEGA-ACE project of the Algorand Centre of Excellence. Summer School will be in Spetses Island, Greece on May 21 - 26, 2023.
- March 16, 2023: Co-Pi Julien Prat was on the panel at the discussion during the webinar: Is There An End To The Crypto Winter? Investors Protection and Regulation
- March 15, 2023: Associate Professor Vassilis Zikas was presented a Leadership Award from the Purdue College of Science. Vassilis has demonstrated leadership early in his career and time at Purdue, winning an $8 million center-scale grant as PI of a team of 15 partner institutions on five continents.
- January 11, 2023: We (MEGA-ACE) attended ACE Conference 2023 in Barcelona, Spain.