Dr Garrick Hileman is one of the world's most-cited cryptocurrency and blockchain technology researchers. He developed and taught the first UK class on blockchain technology at the University of Cambridge. Garrick is the author of a recently published stablecoins research study, the first University of Cambridge "Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study"and the follow-on "Global Blockchain Benchmarking Study". He also authored the CoinDesk “State of Bitcoin” and “State of Blockchain” reports from 2013-2016. He was ranked as one of the 100 most influential economists in the UK and Ireland and he is regularly asked to share his research and perspective with government organizations and the FT, BBC, CNBC, WSJ, NPR, and other media.
Garrick is currently the Head of Research at Blockchain, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency companies, and a researcher at the London School of Economics, where he also received his PhD.