I am currently doing my Master's Thesis, and I really want it to be about blockchain technology, and specifically Bitcoin. I was wondering if anyone here has any ideas on improvements or further research that may be needed or even well-needed on the topic blockchain or Bitcoin.

  • May I suggest speaking to potential supervisors on what they think? At the end of the day, you will be working with one, and therefore you want to pick a project that they can offer assistance with.
    – Cyclic3
    Commented Jan 25, 2023 at 1:44
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    What discipline are your studies in? Answers are likely different depending on how you're approaching it, e.g. from a math, computer science, social science, etc., perspective.
    – cpit
    Commented Jan 25, 2023 at 19:11

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The list is going to be very long so I'll point you to some resources instead.

Blockstream has a list of research areas and an archive of research papers here. Similarly Chaincode Labs and BitMEX.

There is a repository of open Bitcoin research problems and a working group on Bitcoin Contracting Primitives.

You can also subscribe to the bitcoin-dev and the lightning-dev mailing lists that often discuss research topics.

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