What is Blockchain[X]

Blockchain[X] offers a unique platform for regulators, corporates, startups and academia to stay ahead of the upcoming intelligent automation of businesses and governance caused by blockchain technology.


Members will benefit from

  • proof of concept studies
  • ideas how to apply new business models
  • expertise from different industries

B[X] Vision

  1. See: Understand how digitalization and blockchain change business models.
  2. Act: Identify how your company or institution can profit from those changes.
  3. Lead: Jointly invent the future by embracing upcoming opportunities!
1 .See, 2. Act, 3. Lead

Benefits of B[X] Membership

  • Stay updated on the current state of blockchain research
  • Discuss with experts from academia and industry
  • Asses existing and developing blockchain technology uses
  • Collaborate with other B[X] members on future use-cases
  • Share insights within a creative group, across industries
  • Assess and cooperate on members’ WoV projects

B[X] Governance

The B[X] governance structure will be implemented as a DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) on Ethereum.

Each Blockchain[X] member party has one vote in the plenary meetings. Plenary meetings decide on:

  • The Blockchain[X] subgroups and projects to be undertaken
  • Additional Management Board members to be suggested to the board 


The B[X] Management Board is initially formed by COSS ETH, IWI HSG and the founding experts and decides on:

  • Potential changes to the MoU 

  • Potential changes regarding board membership
  • Operational questions (workshops, subgroups etc.) 

About Us

The platform is led by world-class Swiss universities HSG St.Gallen (IWI) and ETH Zürich (COSS). The focus will initially be on blockchain, and further widen as additional Web of Value (WOV) technologies and standards emerge.
B[X] is not a competitor for start-ups or consortia but a catalyst to apply new business ideas. It enables collaboration of business with doctorate students, Post-Docs and industry specialists to profit from digital revolution!


Supporting partners


B[X] Experts

Blockchain - definition

“The blockchain is a decentralized ledger of all transactions across a peer-to-peer network. Using this technology, participants can confirm transactions without the need for a central certifying authority. Potential applications include fund transfers, settling trades, voting, and many other uses.”
(says PwC)

Video Explanation