Martin Florian

My research group @Weizenbaum

I lead an interdisciplinary team investigating Trust in Distributed Environments, or how blockchain-related technologies (could) impact contemporary societies.


The Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society investigates the ethical, legal, economic and political aspects of digital change. On the basis of its research findings, action options are developed for government, the economy and civil society, in order to shape the digital transformation in a responsible manner. Since March 2018 I am leading the Weizenbaum research group Trust in Distributed Environments.

In a nutshell, we are team of computer scientists, economists, legal scholars and sociologists, tackling various exciting research questions in the wider context of cryptocurrencies, legal automation and peer-to-peer networks. We also do various forms of research transfer, including activities that we like to describe as demystifying Blockchain.

Visit our official website for more information and a reasonably up-to-date list of outputs. Be sure to also check out our additional project pages, our GitHub projects and our Twitter.

Our office in Berlin.

Output: Check out our official site.

Funding: BMBF