Blockchain & Cryptoeconomics

Changing the way money moves

Blockchain and cryptoeconomics research at Facebook sits within Novi, a regulated financial company building for the Diem payment system. This research group supports the development of Novi products and pushes the state-of-the-art in blockchain and cryptoeconomic systems. The Novi Research team comprises research scientists, economists, and software engineers working across several interdisciplinary fields, including cryptography, programming languages, distributed systems, program verification, game theory, security, privacy, financial inclusion, economic development, macroeconomics, and market design.

About Novi

Facebook, through Novi, is committed to making money work better for everyone, everywhere. We are building products that will help people access financial services through Diem, a new global payment system built on innovative blockchain technology. We believe that it is as important as ever that financial systems are resilient, fast, inclusive, and upgradeable. For more information about Novi, see

Latest Publications

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VLDB - July 31, 2021

CALYPSO: Private Data Management for Decentralized Ledgers

Eleftherios Kokoris-Kogias, Enis Ceyhun Alp, Linus Gasser, Philipp Jovanovic, Ewa Syta, Bryan Ford

ICML - July 17, 2021

Recovering AES Keys with a Deep Cold Boot Attack

Itamar Zimerman, Eliya Nachmani, Lior Wolf

PETS - July 16, 2021

HashWires: Hyperefficient Credential-Based Range Proofs

Konstantinos (Kostas) Chalkias, Shir Cohen, Kevin Lewi, Fredric Moezinia, Yolan Romailler

Trusted Smart Contracts Workshop at Financial Cryptography (FC) - May 12, 2021

Reactive Key-Loss Protection in Blockchains

Sam Blackshear, Konstantinos (Kostas) Chalkias, Panagiotis Chatzigiannis, Riyaz Faizullabhoy, Irakliy Khaburzaniya, Lefteris Kokoris Kogias, Joshua Lind, David Wong, Tim Zakian

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