ABout BDAP

The Wharton Blockchain and Digital Asset Project is a research initiative focused on the evolving blockchain phenomenon. BDAP functions as a thinktank and a connection point. It provides balanced, research-based perspectives on topics such as regulation of digital assets, governance of blockchain networks, emergence of decentralized finance (DeFi), and prospects for a new era of Web3. It also draws on world-class Wharton/Penn faculty, alumni, and students, as well as relationships with officials and industry experts from around the world, to bridge gaps among stakeholder communities.

Director

   

Kevin Werbach

Kevin Werbach is the Liem Sioe Liong/First Pacific Company Professor, and Chair of the Department of Legal Studies & Business Ethics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is the director and founder of the Wharton Blockchain and Digital Asset Project. A world-renowned expert on emerging technology, he examines business and policy implications of developments such as broadband, big data, gamification, and blockchain. Previously, Werbach served on the Obama Administration’s Presidential Transition Team, founded the Supernova Group (a technology conference and consulting firm), led internet policy at the Federal Communications Commission, and created a massive open online course with nearly 500,000 enrollments. His books include For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business and The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust.

Fellows

   

Bianca Kremer

Bianca Kremer is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Wharton Blockchain and Digital Asset Project. 

   

David Gogel

David Gogel is a senior research fellow at the Wharton Blockchain and Digital Asset Project. He is currently the Head of Growth & Operations at the dYdX Foundation and formerly Growth Lead at dYdX Trading, a leading decentralized exchange.

Partners

We collaborate on conferences, research, and and other activities with leading organizations.

Supporters