Joshua Norris

Mentor: Dr. Selwyn Piramuthu
Warrington College of Business Administration
"Removing the ability for governments to control currency is the most efficient way to limit their power. Cryptocurrencies will remove that ability and I want to play a part in that process."





Research Interests

  • Cryptocurrency
  • Distributed Networks
  • Monetary Economics

Academic Awards

  • University Scholars Program


  • Young Americans for Liberty
  • UF Libertarians


  • Habitat for Humanity

Hobbies and Interests

  • Philosophy
  • Economics
  • Technology
  • Crypto-anarchy

Research Description

The development of blockchain technology

In their current form, blockchains are very limited while their potential is dramatic.  There are many questions to answer in the pursuit of unlocking that potential. Should their be a Turing-Complete scripting architecture? How can innovations be implemented into the Bitcoin protocol? How will increased block size impact centralizations and what are some measures that can be taken to fight against that centralization? These are a few of the questions that need to be answered and this research project will seek to explore those questions, find answers, and find ways the answers can be implemented.