Implementation of Transaction Privacy Protocols on Distributed Ledger Systems

Location: Location flexible, but ideally will be based in Brisbane, QLD

Duration: 3 months

Proposed start date: July 2019

Project Background

IntegratedCAPITAL has built a smart-contract system that allows parties from anywhere in the world to trust and transact in any currency and control risk across a wide variety of financial transactions. By establishing an agile approach to financial transactions, the organisation requires an intern to support the research and implementation of Ethereum privacy measures into the existing private DLT network/s as they are developed and released. The protocols are being released as Pantheon and Orion upgrades on the public Ethereum distributed ledger.

It is expected that the intern will be based at the IntegratedCAPITAL offices located in The Precinct, Fortitude Valley, QLD; however, there are opportunities for this research to be completed remotely. There will be opportunities to engage with a range of internal and external stakeholders, participate in events, and connect with FinTech specialists.

Research to be Conducted

The aim of the research is to understand the protocols, then implement and test on the organisation’s existing private Ethereum network which runs a peer-to-peer network. To support these activities, liaison will be required with the Consensys / Pegasys teams from the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance in Brisbane and elsewhere.

Skills Required

We are looking for a PhD student with the following:


  • Ideally from a quantitative discipline and/or qualification in Computer Engineering
  • A developed understanding of cryptography
  • Experience using blockchain and cryptographic data structures


  • Prior exposure to the Ethereum platform
  • Experience and/or qualifications in Business, Economics or Finance

Expected Outcomes

Building on the aim of the research, IntegratedCAPITAL would expect either an implementation of the releases or detailed recommendations to Consensys to include the organisation’s requirements in future releases.

Additional Details

The intern will receive $3,000 per month of the internship, usually in the form of stipend payments.

It is expected that the intern will primarily undertake this research project during regular business hours, spending at least 80% of their time on-site with the industry partner.  The intern will be expected to maintain contact with their academic mentor throughout the internship either through face-to-face or phone meetings as appropriate.

The intern and their academic mentor will have the opportunity to negotiate the project’s scope, milestones and timeline during the project planning stage.

Applications Close

3 July 2019


APR – 1025