CFP Crypto Valley Blockchain Conference 2019

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Economic and Financial Track – Crypto Valley Conference

Zug, 25th June 2019


The “Economic and Financial Track” of the 2019 Crypto Valley Conference will bring together scholars, regulators and practitioners interested in exploring opportunities and risks of emerging blockchain-based systems and distributed Ledger technologies.


The aim is to merge the gap between academics, technologists, policy makers and regulators engaged in the new field of distributed and peer-to-peer systems, by providing a unique cross-sectoral perspective which allows to exhaustively address questions of practical importance from an economic, financial and business perspective.


Submissions should focus on (but are not limited to) the following topics:


    • Monetary aspects of P2P systems
    • Stable coins and digital fiat
    • Incentive mechanisms in emerging blockchain networks
    • Individual and group decision-making
    • Principles of the decentralised crypto-economy
    • Implications of blockchain for income inequality
    • DLTs, transaction costs and externalities


    • Market stability and systemic risk of distributed systems
    • Financial inclusion
    • Regulation of distributed systems
    • Fraud detection and financial crime prevention
    • Tokenisation of assets, pricing and new derivatives
    • The future of ICOs/STOs: opportunities and threats
    • Blockchain and accounting systems
    • Decentralised hedge funds
    • Price discovery and deep liquidity on distributed exchanges


  • Blockchain and new business models
  • Decentralised Autonomous Organisations
  • Metcalfe’s law applied to digital asset ecosystems
  • Corporate governance under the blockhain paradigm
  • Creative destruction in the digital era

Authors wishing to contribute a paper to the conference should do it via the submission system using the following link:
Full papers must be submitted in PDF format. The deadline for submission is midnight GMT 15th April, 2019.

Accepted papers will be considered for a publication into Frontiers in Blockchain journalFinancial Blockchain; the editorial guidelines must thus follow the standard requested by the journal (please refer to the following link:

Submitted papers will be blindly reviewed by the Crypto Valley Scientific Committee for the Economic and Financial Track. Any mention of the author’s names or affiliations should be removed from the submitted paper.

Corresponding authors will be notified of acceptance by 31st May, 2019. For any questions regarding the call for papers and the submission, please write to the following address:


P2P Financial Systems International Workshop 2018

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Topics and submission instructions

We welcome submissions covering the following topics:

  • Digital currencies and Blockchain technologies;
  • P2P lending and Crowdfunding;

Submissions should focus on (but are not limited to):

  • Cryptographic protocols and P2P networks
  • Central bank digital currencies (payment and monetary aspects)
  • Threats / attacks / defences / security engineering of P2P systems
  • Systemic risk of P2P systems
  • Digital identification
  • Fraud detection and financial crime prevention
  • Legal aspects and regulatory issues
  • Financial inclusion and market stability
  • Socio-economic and monetary aspects of P2P systems
  • Technology adoption and market dynamics
  • New business models and novel applications
  • Automatic Regulation and Automatic Compliance (RegTech)
  • Innovative technology applied to the insurance industry model (InsurTech)
  • Internet of Things, smart energy & utilities
  • Smart contracts and decentralized government

Authors wishing to contribute a paper to the conference should do it via the EasyChair submission system using the following link.
Full papers and extended abstracts must be submitted in PDF format.

The deadline for submission is midnight GMT 07th June, 2018.
Any mention of the author’s names or affiliations should be removed from the submitted paper.Submitted papers will be reviewed by the P2PFISY 2018 Workshop Scientific Committee. Corresponding authors will be notified of acceptance by 23rd June, 2018.

Thank you!


Publication in a special issue of Journal of Digital Banking

Authors whose papers are accepted will also have the opportunity to submit their papers for publication in a special issue of Journal of Digital Banking, the major new professional journal publishing in-depth, peer-reviewed articles and case studies on FinTech innovation, digital disruption and how to develop a profitable, customer-focused digital banking strategy.

Details of the journal and formatting your submission can be found at or by contacting the Publisher, Simon Beckett, at

Call for Book Chapters

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Blockchain Economics: Implications of Distributed Ledger Technology

Call for Book Chapters

10% of global GDP is estimated to be stored in blockchains (distributed ledgers) by 2027. Distributed ledgers allow the transfer of unique digital items via computer networks without third-party intermediaries (e.g. banks, governments). In practical application, a blockchain is an ownership ledger of who owns what money and property, has entered into which contracts, and has which identity credentials. The implication is that economic, legal, and governance affairs may be digitized for the Internet era. A reduced institutional footprint may be needed to manage human interaction. There may be less information asymmetry in a computationally-based society, and hierarchical organizational structures may be removed.

Contributions devoted to all aspects of Blockchain Economics are invited, in particular:

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their papers by email. Chapters and inquiries should be submitted to Melanie Swan at Submissions should include authors’ information (names, affiliations, emails, and short bios). All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Important Dates
Chapter Submission: before March 1, 2018 (you may submit an abstract for comments any time) Reviews and Decisions are due: May 30, 2018
Revised Chapters are due: June 30, 2018. This book is anticipated to be released late 2018 – early 2019.

Formatting Instructions
A chapter is recommended to have 4,000-5,000 words of length prepared with Microsoft Word 12-point font with 1” margins. Chapters should be proofread, polished and formatted according to the publisher’s instructions before submission. We will deliver camera-ready chapters of the book to the publisher. Author’s guidelines and chapter templates can be found here (to be added when available).

Melanie Swan, Philosophy Department, Purdue University, Indiana, USA
Jason Potts, School of Economics, RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub, Melbourne AU
Soichiro Takagi, Blockchain Economics Research Lab, GLOCOM, Tokyo Japan
Paolo Tasca, Centre for Blockchain Technologies, University College London, UK
Frank Witte, Centre for Blockchain Technologies, University College London, UK



Call for papers: Special Issue on Digital Currencies – The Journal of Risk Finance

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To FinTech scientists, experts and enthusiasts,

You are invited to submit your manuscripts about innovative and interesting insights on Digital currencies and Blockchain technologies to the Special Issue “Digital Currencies” of The Journal of Risk Finance at the following link by 31st December 2016.

Please read the author guidelines here:

For queries including the special issue, please contact the Guest Editor:

Paolo Tasca

UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

General Information 

Submission Deadline

  • 31st December 2016

Planning Your Content

  • A special issue for JRF would normally consist of 6 articles, plus an optional guest editorial.
  • Each article needs to be approximately between 3000 and 8000 words long.

Getting to Know the ScholarOne System

  • For transparency and ease of administration, it is essential that all of Emerald’s journal content is submitted, reviewed and accepted through the ScholarOne online system. You’ll find a link to the appropriate site for this journal  here.
  • General submission guidelines for authors can also be found here.