Some of the areas of interests in the research work by Paolo Tasca are: Blockchain technologies, digital currencies, asset registry, application stacks, asset-centric technologies, P2P lending, crowdfunding and mobile payments.
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Books

Chapters in Books

Articles in Journals

Working Papers

Other Writings

Books
2019

Blockchain Economics: Implications of Distributed Ledger Technology

Markets, Communications Networks, and Algorithmic Reality

Tasca P., Swan M., Takagi S., Potts J., Witte F.

ISBN 978-1-78634-638-4
2016

Banking Beyond Banks & Money

A Guide To Banking Services In The Twenty-First Century

Tasca P., Pelizzon L., Riedel M.

ISBN 978-3-319-42448-4
Chapters in books

2019

Token-based Business Models

FINTECH BOOK

Tasca P.

2018

Insurance under the Blockchain Paradigm

Implications of Blockchain

Tasca P.

2016

Classification of Crowdfunding in the Financial System

Banking beyond Banks & Money

Tasca P., Pelizzon L. and Riedel M.

2016

The Dual Nature of Bitcoin as Payment Network and Money

SUEVI Chapter SUERF Conference Proceedings 2016/1 “Cash on Trial"

Tasca P., Battiston S.

2016

Blockchain and Crypto Currencies

The Fintech book

Tasca P., Hayes A.

2015

Classification of Crowdfunding and P2P Lending in the Financial System

The First German Yearbook on Crowdfunding (Jahrbuch Crowdfunding)

Tasca P., Pellizzon L.

Articles in journals

2018 Forthcoming

Risks and Challenges of Initial Coin offerings

Journal of Digital Banking

Tasca P., Gong H., Vigliotti M.

2018

The Evolution of the Bitcoin Economy: Extracting and Analysing the Network of Payment Relationships 

The Journal of Risk Finance

Tasca P., Shaowen L., Hayes A.

2018

Editorial Special Issue: Digital Currencies

The Journal of Risk Finance 19(1), 2-3

2018

The challenges faced by blockchain technologies – Part 2

The Journal of Digital Banking

Tasca P., Widmann S.

2017

Dynamic Interaction Between Asset Prices and Bank Behaviour. A Systemic Risk Perspective

Computational Economics

Tasca P., Sato A.-H., Isogai T.

2017

Blockchain Technologies: The Foreseeable Impact on Society and Industry 

IEEE Computer and Society

Tasca P., Aste T., Di Matteo T.

2017

Ontology of Blockchain Technologies. Principles of Identification and Classification

Ledger Journal

Tasca P., Thanabalasingham T., Tessone J.C.

2017

The challenges faced by blockchain technologies – Part 1

The Journal of Digital Banking

Tasca P., Widmann S.

2017

Managing Risk under the Blockchain Paradigm

Harvard Business Review – China

Tasca P., Morini M.

2017

A View on Blockchain Technologies

IEEE Computer and Society

Tasca P., Aste T., Di Matteo T.

2017

Portfolio Diversification and Systemic Risk in Interbank Networks

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control

Tasca P., Battiston S., Deghi A.

2016

Market Procyclicality and Systemic Risk

Quantitative Finance Volume 19

Tasca P., Battiston S.

2015

Diversification and Financial Stability

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control

Tasca P., Battiston S.

2014

Quantifying the Impact of Leveraging and Diversification on Systemic Risk

Journal of Financial Stability Volume 15

Tasca P., Mavrodiev P., Schweitzer F.

2012

DebtRank: Too Central to Fail? Financial Networks, the FED and Systemic Risk

NATURE Sc. Rep

Tasca P., Battiston S., Puliga M., Kaushik R., Caldarelli G.

2019

Token-based Business Models

FINTECH BOOK

Tasca P.

2018

Insurance under the Blockchain Paradigm

Implications of Blockchain

Tasca P.

2016

Classification of Crowdfunding in the Financial System

Banking beyond Banks & Money

Tasca P.,  Pelizzon L. and Riedel M.

2016

The Dual Nature of Bitcoin as Payment Network and Money

SUEVI Chapter SUERF Conference Proceedings 2016/1 “Cash on Trial"

Tasca P., Battiston S.

2016

Blockchain and Crypto Currencies

The Fintech book

Tasca P., Hayes A.

2015

Classification of Crowdfunding and P2P Lending in the Financial System

The First German Yearbook on Crowdfunding (Jahrbuch Crowdfunding)

Tasca P., Pellizzon L.

Articles in journals
2018 Forthcoming

Risks and Challenges of Initial Coin offerings

Journal of Digital Banking

Tasca P., Gong H., Vigliotti M.

2018

The Evolution of the Bitcoin Economy: Extracting and Analysing the Network of Payment Relationships

The Journal of Risk Finance

Tasca P., Shaowen L., Hayes A.

2018

Editorial Special Issue: Digital Currencies

The Journal of Risk Finance 19(1), 2-3
2018

The challenges faced by blockchain technologies – Part 2

The Journal of Digital Banking

Tasca P., Widmann S.

2017

Dynamic Interaction Between Asset Prices and Bank Behaviour. A Systemic Risk Perspective

Computational Economics

Tasca P., Sato A.-H., Isogai T.

2017

Blockchain Technologies: The Foreseeable Impact on Society and Industry

IEEE Computer and Society

Tasca P., Aste T., Di Matteo T.

2017

Ontology of Blockchain Technologies. Principles of Identification and Classification

Ledger Journal

Tasca P., Thanabalasingham T., Tessone J.C.

2017

The challenges faced by blockchain technologies – Part 1

The Journal of Digital Banking

Tasca P., Widmann S.

2017

Managing Risk under the Blockchain Paradigm

Harvard Business Review – China

Tasca P., Morini M.

2017

A View on Blockchain Technologies

IEEE Computer and Society

Tasca P., Aste T., Di Matteo T.

2017

Portfolio Diversification and Systemic Risk in Interbank Networks

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control

Tasca P., Battiston S., Deghi A.

February 2016

Market Procyclicality and Systemic Risk

Quantitative Finance Volume 19

Tasca P., Battiston S.

2015

Diversification and Financial Stability

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control

Tasca P., Battiston S.

2014

Quantifying the Impact of Leveraging and Diversification on Systemic Risk

Journal of Financial Stability Volume 15

Tasca P., Mavrodiev P., Schweitzer F.

2012

DebtRank: Too Central to Fail? Financial Networks, the FED and Systemic Risk

NATURE Sc. Rep

Tasca P., Battiston S., Puliga M., Kaushik R., Caldarelli G.

I believe that blockchain can open the way to an authentic sharing economy where end-users are the only beneficiaries of the market value generated by the platforms. Blockchain will bring us from centralised to decentralised platforms. The platforms will be directly controlled by the end users, censorship resistant, flexible and scalable.

— Paolo Tasca

Working papers, discussion papers and technical reports
May 2020 in Completed Working Papers, Discussion Papers and Technical Report

REA, Triple-Entry Accounting and Blockchain: Converging Paths to Shared Ledger Systems

Authors: Tasca P., Ibanez J.I., Bayer C.N., Xu J. Source/Publisher: SSRN Publication Date: 2020 Download: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3602207 In recent years, the concept of shared ledger systems offering a single source of…

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December 2018 in Completed Working Papers, Discussion Papers and Technical Report

The Overledger Blockchain

The traditional Internet architecture has not yet achieved its vision of an open, trusted and secure network.

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December 2017 in Completed Working Papers, Discussion Papers and Technical Report

The limits of Efficiency in Blockchain Systems: Parsimonious Modelling and Data

Author/s: Tasca P., Tessone C. Published in: UCL CBT and UZH Publication date: Download:

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October 2017 in Completed Working Papers, Discussion Papers and Technical Report

Digital FX Market: Testing Arbitrage Opportunities and Market Efficiency Using Statistical Data Analysis Techniques

Author/s: Tasca P., Zeyrek U. Source/Publisher: UCL CBT Publication date: Download:

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September 2017 in Completed Working Papers, Discussion Papers and Technical Report

Stress Tests on Ripple Consensus Mechanism with Agent-Based Modelling

Author/s: Tasca P., Tessone C., Tandon V. Source/Publisher: UCL CBT and UZH Publication date: Download:

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April 2016 in Completed Working Papers, Discussion Papers and Technical Report, Research

How Does P2P Lending Fit into the Consumer Credit Market?

Why do retail consumers look for P2P financial intermediation? Are internet-based peer-to-peer (P2P) loans a substitute for or a complement to bank loans? In this study we answer these questions by comparing P2P lending with the non-construction consumer credit market in Germany.

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September 2015 in Completed Working Papers, Discussion Papers and Technical Report, Research

Digital Currencies:
Principles, Trends, Opportunities, and Risks

The report describes the ongoing innovations in the financial sector brought about by digital currencies from a multi-level perspective: systemic, technical, legal, and industrial.

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July 2014 in Completed Working Papers, Discussion Papers and Technical Report, Research

Bitcoin and the PPP Puzzle

This paper approaches the PPP puzzle by using the Bitcoin/US Dollar exchange rate. The use of the virtual currency as macroeconomic laboratory allows us to remove frictions that previously impeded the empirical demonstration of the law of one price.

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August 2013 in Completed Working Papers, Discussion Papers and Technical Report, Research

Overlapping Correlation Coefficient

This paper provides a mapping from portfolio risk diversification into the pairwise correlation between portfolios.

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Other writings

2018

The hope and Betrayal of Blockchain

The New York Times - Turning Points

Tasca P.

2018

The Blockchain Paradox

BancaFinanza

Tasca P.

2018

The Impact of Blockchain in the Financial Sector

Chambers &Partners

Tasca P.

2018

Crypto Assets and Regulator’s role: Ignore, Regulate or Kill?

Open Access Government

Tasca P., Aste T.

2018

Le due tipologie: asset nativi e token

BancaFinanza

Tasca P.

2018

Blockchain: la chiave per entrare in un mondo decentralizzato

Investor's Magazine

Tasca P.

OTHER WRITINGS
2018

The hope and Betrayal of Blockchain

The New York Times - Turning Points

Tasca P.

2018

The Blockchain Paradox

BancaFinanza

Tasca P.

2018

The Impact of Blockchain in the Financial Sector

Chambers &Partners

Tasca P.

2018

Crypto Assets and Regulator’s role: Ignore, Regulate or Kill?

Open Access Government

Tasca P., Aste T.

2018

Le due tipologie: asset nativi e token

BancaFinanza

Tasca P.

2018

Blockchain: la chiave per entrare in un mondo decentralizzato

Investor's Magazine

Tasca P.