Professor George M. Giaglis
Director of the Institute for the Future
University of Nicosia
Professor George M. Giaglis is the Director of the Institute For the Future (IFF) at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. He has been working on digital currencies and blockchain applications since 2012, with his main focus being on new forms of industrial organization (like distributed autonomous organizations) and the sharing economy. George is one of the first academics to research and teach on blockchain, having: designed the curriculum of the world’s first full academic degree on blockchain (MSc in Digital Currency at the University of Nicosia); led the development of blockchain credentialing technology that has resulted in the first ever publishing of academic certificates on the blockchain; taught on the disruptive innovation potential of blockchain, both at academic programs and in executive seminars worldwide; organized a number of prominent blockchain conferences and events, including Decentralized 2017, the academic track of Consensus 2017, the blockchain track at AFP 2017, etc. In his career, he has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers in leading scientific journals and conferences and serves in the editorial board of seven academic journals, including Ledger.