Berkeley Defi Research Initiative


Connecting the world of individuals and businesses in fully decentralized and trustless fashion has generated tremendous excitement to develop new solutions in the blockchain and defi space. Although the technologies behind them are still considered far from matured, promising applications are taking shape in
  • Decentralized Finance / Cryptocurrencies
  • Decentralized Social Media / Metaverse
  • Decentralized Tokenization / NFTs
Berkeley Defi Research Initiative aims to support the long-term growth of blockchain and defi technologies and applications by offering our expertise to
  • Create new education and degree programs for motivated students
  • Promote cross-disciplinary research to address urgent technology bottlenecks
  • Provide a Berkeley platform for academic and industrial partners to collaborate

Together, we can shape our society in a digital world that is more immersive, more connected, and more fair.

337 Cory Hall,
Berkeley, CA 94720

Allen Yang, Executive Director
Huo Chao Kuan
, Administrative Officer