With around thirty researchers from SystemX, Inria, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis, BART (Blockchain Advanced Research & Technologies) is the largest academic research collective dedicated to blockchains in France.
The BART initiative was born out of shared desire of SystemX Inria, Télécom Paris and Télécom Sud-Paris to federate the Ile-de-France research ecosystem around the technology of blockchains. Since 2018, this Paris Region academic research collective has been coordinating its actions around a single roadmap aimed at breaking the scientific and technological locks of the blockchain, in line with the needs of society and industry. Its research work focuses on six are-as: theoretical models, scaling and monitoring tools, security, architectures, data confidentiality and economic models, and regulations. BART is also involved in joint scientific coordination activities within its vast ecosystem.