The CRYPTO group has integrated some of its research with the Initiative for CryptoCurrencies and Contracts (IC3), a blockchain research effort based at Cornell Tech in New York. In the context of this collaboration, Jayamine Alupotha and Mariarosaria Barbaraci participated in the annual IC3 Blockchain Camp earlier in June.

During the camp, which actually took place at Cornell Tech in New York City, the participants learned about cryptocurrencies and smart contracts from academics and industry experts, engaged in social activities and games, led birds-of-a-feather discussions, and much more. They also worked on hackathon projects to showcase applications of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.


Jayamine and Mariarosaria led the team that developed Boquila, a proof of concept to obscure identifiable information from third-party websites. Their five-member group developed the vision and an initial prototype of Boquila during this intensive week, in parallel to attending talks and participating in social activities at the camp. At the end, Boquila won the hackathon, for which more than ten projects were proposed initially.

Read the interview with the team behind Boquila on the IC3 blog.