Wolfram Computation Meets Knowledge

Applying insights and methods from the physical, mathematical, behavioral and computational sciences to blockchain

Blockchain technologies already impact the ways our technological and institutional environment will be shaped for decades to come. ChainScience is an event aimed at addressing the deepest and most challenging questions that remain unresolved about distributed systems and decentralized protocols.

Our purpose is to connect the researchers exploring the latest developments in blockchain technologies with industry leaders.

Presentation Topics

Scientific Analysis of Blockchain Activity Structuring and Proving Blockchain Advanced Cryptographic Methods Next-Generation Blockchain Architectures

How do you reach some version of consensus/consistency as efficiently as possible? Can you compute over data that is still encrypted? What are uses of computational law? Are there ways of programmatically validating governance? What statistics can be analyzed in the blockchain world? What are the statistical mechanics of blockchain? What are appropriate economic indicators for blockchain ecosystems? What are models of blockchain interoperability?

Hybrid Conference Structure

Many hybrid conferences feature simultaneous physical and virtual events. Instead, ChainScience will focus on expanding and optimizing the user experience for both the in-person and virtual experiences separately.

The in-person conference on June 15–17 will include keynote and breakout session presentations, which will not be livestreamed, as well as the Research Expo.

The virtual conference will be a follow-up event, rather than concurrent. During July 12–14, participants can join us for replays of the highest-rated talks, new live keynote presentations and the chance to engage in discussions that will continue to build on the big ideas from the in-person event.

Academia Meets Industry

In addition to the keynote speakers and session presenters, ChainScience will be an opportunity for a mediated exchange between academic and industry professionals. Companies will be able to explore ways to implement cutting-edge research into their operations. Scientists and researchers will be able to share their work, learn about how it can be executed in different industries and explore potentials for new areas of research.

ChainScience will feature a Research Expo where blockchain companies and researchers can mingle, network, present posters and make connections. After a period of exclusive access for conference attendees, the Research Expo will open to registered community members.

Keynote Speakers

Coming soon

Tentative Agenda

Pre-Conference Training & Events


Breakfast Great Republic Room


Quick Start to Wolfram Tech Empire Room


Lunch Great Republic Room


Foundations of Protocol Design and Blockchain Explorations in Wolfram Language Great Republic Room

Conference Begins


Welcome Reception Huntington Ballroom


VIP Dinner (by invitation only) Parliament/Adams


Breakfast America Center Room


Keynote sessions America North Room


Research presentationsSt. George, Independence A&B Rooms


Lunch America Center Room


Research presentations St. George, Independence A&B Rooms


Research Expo 3–4pm: Open to conference attendees only 4–5:30pm: Open to registered members of the public America South Room


Dinner America Center Room


Breakfast America Center Room


Keynote sessions America North Room


Research presentations St. George, Independence A&B Rooms


Lunch America Center Room


Discussion panel America North Room


Research Expo 3–4pm: Open to conference attendees only 4–5:30pm: Open to registered members of the public America South Room


Optional closing dinner America Center Room

Optional Training Workshops

Quick Start to Wolfram Tech June 15, 10am–12:30pm

This course introduces core technologies for getting started quickly with the Wolfram technology stack. Learn to work with Wolfram Notebooks in the cloud as well as on your desktop and familiarize yourself with the syntax and programming fundamentals of Wolfram Language. No prior experience with Wolfram Language is required. Certificate of course completion available.

$95 Standard | $45 Student
Foundations of Protocol Design and Blockchain Explorations in Wolfram Language June 15, 1:30–4pm

In this two-part workshop, James Aman, Claudio Tessone and Steph Macurdy will lead you through the philosophical foundations of protocol design and then explore particular blockchain-data-related research. This workshop is for the intermediate to advanced audience, though beginners should not be afraid to join. The philosophical foundations establish the questions necessary to ask for protocol design and why teams make consensus, scaling and development tradeoffs. The explorations of blockchain data will focus on distribution of wealth and its effects in blockchain ecosystems.

$95 Standard | $45 Student

Hotel and Travel Information

ChainScience 2023 will take place at the Westin Copley Place in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. We will kick off with a welcome reception starting at 4pm on Thursday, June 15. Conference check in will be available from 9am that morning in the lobby of the America Ballroom (4th floor).

Hotel Information

Rooms at the Westin Copley Place are available at the special conference rate ($339/night) and can be reserved here.

The Westin is a luxury hotel in the heart of downtown Boston's Back Bay neighborhood with direct access to the Copley Place shopping mall. The hotel also offers easy access to popular attractions, such as the Boston Public Library, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Newbury Street shopping district and Fenway Park. As the hosting venue for ChainScience, the Westin will be the center of conference activity, allowing quick access to the entire program, including talks, research presentations, networking events, meals and other functions.

The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 02116

Travel Information

Boston Logan International Airport
Distance to hotel: 3.7 miles
Estimated drive time: 15–20 minutes
The Westin Copley Place
Parking and other transportation information