International Workshop: P2P Financial Systems 2015

When:29 January 2015
  - 30 January 2015

Call for Papers
International Workshop
Opportunities • Risks • Market Dynamics • Regulation

The recent success of P2P finance has raised new research questions on the opportunities and risks of the current digital transformation of financial markets. This workshop brings together scholars, regulators and practitioners interested in the P2P technology aiming at bridging the gap between academics, technologists, policy makers, regulators and FinTech addressing technical and research questions of practical importance on Cryptocurrencies, Crowdfunding, Digital Money Transfer, Mobile Banking and Mobile Payments, Smart Contracts and Distributed Autonomous Corporations. 

Topics include (but are not limited to) empirical and theoretical studies of:

  • Cryptographic protocols and peer-to-peer networks
  • Threats / attacks / defences / security engineering
  • Fraud detection and financial crime prevention
  • Legal aspects and regulation
  • Financial inclusion and market stability
  • Socio-economic and monetary aspects
  • Technology adoption and market dynamics
  • New business models and novel applications


The workshop’s SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE consists of:  

  • Loriana Pelizzon, Research Center SAFE, Program Chair
  • Tomaso Aste, University College London
  • Nicolas T. Courtois, University College London
  • Daniel Foos, Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Nicolas Perony, ECURΞX GmbH
  • Mark Salmon, University of Cambridge and BHDG
  • Vladyslav Y. Sushko, Bank for International Settlements
  • Paolo Tasca, Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Claudio J. Tessone, ETH Zurich 
  • David Yermack, NYU Stern School of Business

The workshop is organized by the Research Center SAFE, Deutsche Bundesbank, and University College London and is kindly supported by ECURΞX Research.

It will be devoted to research topics from the scientific community as well as evidences from industry and policy-making case studies. The workshop will also feature a panel discussion for participants from academia, industry and financial regulatory bodies to share their views on the major threats and opportunities related to the emerging disruptive forms of new digital finance. 

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