Launched in March 2018 for a period of six years, BART (Blockchain Advanced Research & Technologies) is a joint research initiative between Inria, IRT SystemX, Télécom ParisTech and Télécom SudParis. This initiative was born from the desire to federate a vast research ecosystem in the Paris region – around thirty researchers – around a common roadmap aiming to remove Blockchain scientific barriers in line with societal and industrial needs, to stimulate a joint animation and give more resonance to their work. Until now, all the actors involved worked individually or bilaterally on this subject of the Blockchain.
Today BART is the largest academic research collective dedicated to Blockchain in France.
Researchers at Inria, Télécom ParisTech, Télécom SudParis and SystemX remain affiliated with their institutions, but work together according to a roadmap articulated around 6 axes: theoretical models, scaling up and monitoring tools, security, architectures, data privacy and business models / regulation.