The W&M Blockchain Lab has affiliated faculty and students who are actively engaged in blockchain research. Our research is sponsored through a blend of external and internal grants, and we are always looking to collaborate with the public/private partners to enhance our applied research agenda. Expertise in areas of: decision support systems, supply-chain management, taxes, nuclear supply-chain, international development, and blockchain governance are the major themes of the Lab.
Chason, E. D. (2018). How Bitcoin Functions as Property Law. Seton Hall L. Rev., 49, 129.
Chason, E. D. (2019). A Tax on the Clones: The Strange Case of Bitcoin Cash. Va. Tax Rev., 39, 1.
Chason, E. D. (2020). Smart Contracts and the Limits of Computerized Commerce. Neb. L. Rev., 99, 330.
Duke, A., Morin, C. (2021). Improving Risk-Limiting Election Audits: A Blockchain-Based Solution. Democracy and Society, Vol. 18.
Grover, S., Leib, R., Xia, Y. A. (2021). Keeping PACE with blockchain in ocean transportation. Suppy Chain Management Review
Wiipongwii, T. & Keilitz, I. (2019). Ten Things You Should Know About Blockchain Today: A Guide for Court Managers. Court Manager Vol. 34 #2 – Summer 2019
Keilitz, I., & Wiipongwii, T. (2017). Blockchain and international development: can blockchain technology be the solution to effective land registration systems in developing nations. Wm. & Mary Pol'y Rev., 9, 52.
Wiipongwii, T., & Hibbert, G. (2020, August 31). Blockchain and COVID-19 in Indian country. The Diplomatic Courier, Chronicling COVID-19.
Working Papers and Forthcoming Publications
Fisher, D., Labh, N.,Lee, B.,Piersma, R., Sahai, T., Tarokh, V.,Xia, Y. A., Xing, J. (2021). Talaria: A Framework for Simulation of Permissioned Blockchains for Logistics and Beyond.
ROBARTS, K., & WIIPONGWII, T. (2018). REFOREST TO REUNIFY DAPP.
Wiipongwii, T. (2021) Factom governance through the Lens of Agency Theory.
Abstracts from W&M Blockchain Lab CFP
PIs: Rajiv Kohli, Business
Title: “Blockchain Integration with Organizational Strategy”
Abstract: This paper seeks to answer the following questions: How can managers evaluate opportunities from blockchain technologies? What is the trajectory of the evolution of blockchain in organizations? How can organizations train their employees and consumers to participate in blockchain-based transactions? How can organizations build security and privacy protections in blockchain implementation?
PIs: Anh Ninh, Mathematics
Title: “Applying Blockchain Technology to Enhance Clinical Trial Operations”
Abstract: Evaluating the impact of blockchain technology on the ability to preserve privacy of people and coordinate information to improve recruitment in Clinical trials
PIs: Rachel Chung, Business
RAs: Nicola Ibba
Title: “Blockchain Data Visualization for Supply Chain Management”
Abstract: Explore how to visualize blockchain data to improve decision making in the supply chain
PIs: Amy Xia, Professor of Business
RAs: Gilian Doby and Nitya Labh
Title: “Quantify the Benefit and Risk of Adopting Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain Management”
Abstract: A focus on permissioned blockchains and their operating costs and adoption costs to organizations, while exploring the bene
fits of components of blockchain on improved transaction speed, traceability etc.
PIs: Jeff Kaplow, Government
RAs: Tara McLaughlin
Title: “Enhancing nuclear safeguards with blockchain”
Abstract: exploring how blockchain can aid in the coordination and validation of input and outputs along the nuclear supply-chain.”
PIs: Eugeniy E. Mikhailov, Physics
Title: “Blockchained Scientific Log Books”
Abstract: Explore how blockchain can improve the coordination of log books entries to improve IP protection and reproducibility. Also introduce new methods of creating human readable metadata on blockchain.