Mission Statement

The Crypto Asset Lab (CAL) is a research initiative on bitcoin and crypto assets as investment opportunity, fintech innovation, and regulatory challenge, with special regard for their disruptive role in the future of money and finance.

We do not subscribe to the generic unsubstantiated hype about blockchain, focusing instead on crypto assets. Anyway, we pay attention to the innovations in cryptography and blockchain technology, given their relevance for privacy, security, and other applications (e.g. timestamping, see OpenTimestamps).

CAL is a meeting point between academia, industry, institutions, and regulators; we encourage students, researchers, and practitioners to join us and help with research, development, training, teaching, and other experimental activities.

Check out our yearly conference.


Università Milano-Bicocca has been offering a “Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology” course since the 2015/2016 academic year. DGI is a research and development center of excellence about “scarcity in the digital realm”: Bitcoin, crypto-assets, and the underlying blockchain technology. Crypto Asset Lab is a joint initiative of Milano-Bicocca and DGI.

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Crypto Asset Lab - Università Milano-Bicocca
Di.SEA.DE, Building U7
Via Bicocca degli Arcimboldi 8
20126 Milano


Nov 8, 2021 | Staff

The 3rd Crypto Asset Lab Conference

CAL2021 was held on November 4-5, 2021


Jun 17, 2021 | Staff

The 3rd Crypto Asset Lab Conference

CAL2021: Investment, Economics, and Regulation for Bitcoin and Crypto Assets

We are glad to announce the 3rd Crypto Asset Lab Conference, that will take place on November 4-5, 2021.

Oct 30, 2020 | Organizing Committee

The 2nd Crypto Asset Lab Conference

Investments, Economics, and Regulation for Bitcoin and Crypto Assets


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