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Dr Oliver Scholten

University of York

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Oliver Scholten is working on understanding the use of cryptocurrency technologies for gambling and gaming. His work provides researchers with the tools and context needed to understand player behaviours in these technologically advanced domains.

He is the creator of gamba - a python library designed to enable quick replication of existing player behaviour tracking studies. He has also published several peer reviewed articles, and had written evidence published by the UK House of Lords which describes the mechanics behind decentralised gambling applications.

As a PhD student, his thesis focuses on decoding and analysing cryptocurrency gambling and cryptocurrency gaming transactions. These transactions offer a more granular insight for researchers into both gambling and gaming than has been historically possible, this work therefore lays the foundations for explorations across different schools of research, and more specifically, advanced player transaction analytics.

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