Dr Elias Iosif is a faculty member at the School of Business, Department of Management and MIS, University of Nicosia (UNIC), as well as a senior researcher at the Institute For the Future (IFF), UNIC. He is teaching at the MSc in Digital Currency offered by UNIC, which is the first degree programme globally on decentralized digital currencies and blockchains. Also, he is participating in a number of EC-funded projects focused on blockchain technologies. Dr Iosif has a PhD degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering. Specifically, his areas of expertise include blockchain, machine learning, and human language technologies (natural language processing, spoken dialogue systems). He has authored/co-authored over 55 peer-reviewed scientific publications.