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.

Banking Beyond Banks and Money

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A Guide to Banking Services in the Twenty-First Century

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Banking beyond Banks and MoneyDo you know how banking and money will look like in the new digital age?

This book collects the voices of leading scholars, entrepreneurs, policy makers and consultants who, through their expertise and keen analytical skills, are best positioned to picture from various angles the ongoing technological revolution in banking and finance.

You will learn how lending and borrowing can exist without banks; how new forms of money can compete to better serve different society needs; how new technologies are banking the unbanked communities in the poorest parts of the world, and how ideas and small projects can be financed by the crowds without the need to rely upon banks. You will learn how, in the new digital age, we will interact with new self-organised and autonomous companies that operate without any human involvement, based on a set of programmed and incorruptible rules. You will learn that new business models will emerge thanks to technology-enabled platforms, upon which one can build new forms of non-hierarchical cooperation between strangers. And you will also learn that new forms of risks and threats are emerging that will destabilise our systems and jeopardise the stability of our financial order.