Protocol Labs Research

Zixuan (ZX) Zhang

Research Scientist / CryptoEconLab


MSE in Data Science, 2019

University of Pennsylvania

BSE in Networked and Social Systems Engineering, 2019

University of Pennsylvania

ZX studies the intersection of networks, incentives, and optimization.

Areas of Expertise

Cryptoeconomics, Distributed Systems, Complex Systems

Latest work

2020.12.17 / Talks

Filecoin Circulating Supply

Colin Evran and Zixuan Zhang discuss a model of Filecoin circulating supply.

2020.12.17 / Talks

Filecoin Economy Deep Dive

CryptoEconLab researcher ZX leads viewers on a deep dive into the Filecoin economy.

2020.11.27 / Talks

A Technical Dive Into Filecoin’s Tokeneconomics

Colin Evran and Zixuan Zhang lead Chain Reaction Podcast host Tom Shaughnessy on a technical deep dive into the cryptoeconomics of the Filecoin network.

2020.10.22 / Talks

The Filecoin Storage Economy

CryptoEconLab research scientist ZX discusses the mechanisms and models presented in the report "Engineering Filecoin's Economy".

2020.8.27 / Posts

Introducing the Filecoin Economy

Filecoin provides a blockchain-based marketplace that promises to revolutionize the global storage economy. The Filecoin marketplace delivers a totally new and secure way for anyone in the world to buy and sell storage. We’re excited to share an overview of how the storage economy works on the Filecoin Network.

2020.3.19 / Publications

On modeling blockchain-enabled economic networks as stochastic dynamical systems

Blockchain networks have attracted tremendous attention for creating cryptocurrencies and decentralized economies built on peer-to-peer protocols. However, the complex nature of the dynamics and feedback mechanisms within these economic networks has rendered it difficult to reason about the growth and evolution of these networks.