Rafael Belchior

M.Sc. Information Systems and Computer Engineering

INESC-ID & Técnico Lisboa, Portugal

Email: rafael.belchior (at) tecnico (dot) ulisboa (dot) pt


Rafael concluded his M.Sc. at Instituto Superior Técnico (Técnico Lisboa), gratefully advised by Prof. André Vasconcelos and Prof. Miguel Correia.

He is now a researcher at INESC-ID and Ph.D. student at Técnico Lisboa. Researching the intersection of blockchain interoperability and security, he participates at the Internet Engineering Task Force defining the Open Digital Asset Protocol - a blockchain interoperability protocol for asset transfers. An early contributor of Hyperledger Cactus, the most recent Hyperledger project dedicated to interoperability.

Very active on the open-source community, he has successfully mentored 2 Hyperledger summer internships. He worked at the Portuguese government, and Linux Foundation as a Blockchain Engineer and he is a lecturer at Técnico Lisboa since 2018.



Looking for collaborations on blockchain interoperability and self-sovereign identity research areas.


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