3rd UWA Blockchain and cryptocurrency conference


3rd UWA Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference (Virtual)

October 14 - October 15, 2020, Business School University of Western Australia (UWA)

The Business School of the University of Western Australia is delighted to invite academics and practitioners to the 3rd UWA Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference.
The two-day VIRTUAL event seeks to bring together academics conducting financial and economic research in blockchain and cryptocurrencies. We also encourage researcher on blockchain from other fields to submit their work.
The conference is intended to improve “in progress” research, generate new research and facilitate new collaborations.

Keynote speaker: tba
Special Address: David Yermack, NYU

Best Paper Awards and Best Discussion Awards

We invite researchers to submit their work on financial, economic, accounting, regulatory, monetary, societal, social and environmental aspects of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

We are particularly interested in cross-disciplinary and innovative research or research ideas.

Is the blockchain technology disrupting finance?
Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) versus IPOs
The economics of blockchain
Value Creation via tokenisation
The nature of the firm in the age of blockchain and smart contracts
Will blockchain lead to a democratization of society?
Will blockchain change trust in society?

Fiat currencies versus cryptocurrencies and monetary policy implications
Fiat cryptocurrencies
Optimal strategies and policies to regulate cryptocurrencies
Market microstructure of cryptocurrencies
Decentralized cryptocurrencies versus centralized exchanges
Scams and manipulation

Publication Opportunity - Special Issue
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their research to a Special Issue in the Journal of Risk and Financial Management
The submissions will go through the normal peer review process (Submission deadline: 30 November 2020). The APC (article processing charge) will be waived for up to five papers.

Conference paper submission procedure:
Papers should be submitted via email to Liliana.Goncalves@uwa.edu.au in PDF format before August 31, 2020. Acceptance emails will be sent out before September 15.

Conference fee: A$50