Programme 2018

26-27 July 2018

Time zone: Cleveland, US (GMT-4)

Event partner: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Thursday, July 26th: P2P Day

Chairperson: Paolo Tasca (UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies)

09:00 – 09:15

Opening Remarks

Speakers:
Paolo Tasca and Thamim Ahmed (UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies)
Ben Craig (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland)

09:15 – 09:45

Keynote speech

Federal Reserve of Cleveland

09:45 – 10:45

Panel: How Central Banks Stay Relevant

Speakers:
Ben Craig (FRB Cleveland)
James Cunha (FRB Cleveland)
Stanley Yong (IBM)

11:00 – 11:30

Winner’s Curse in an Online Lending Marketplace

Speakers: Don Carmichael (University of Houston)

11:30 – 12:00

Legal aspects and regulatory issues of crypto-currencies – EU Perspective

Speaker: Demelza Hays (University of Liechtenstein)

12:00 – 12:30

Dynamics of the real-time settlement payment system in Mexico

Speaker: Biliana Alexandrova Kabadjova (Banco de México)

12:00 – 12:30

Discussion: Papers

Speakers:
Juan Llanos (ConsenSys)
Ryan Zagone (Ripple)

12:30 – 13:00

Invited Talk: Central Bank Currency Design Thinking

Speaker: Antoine Martin (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch Break: BARAC Project

14:00 – 14:30

Invited Talk: Cellular Structure for a Digital Fiat Currency

Speaker: Robleh Ali (MIT DCI)

14:30 – 15:00

Bitcoin Microstructure and the Kimchi premium

Speaker: Ryan Stauffer (University of Calgary)

Moderator: Harald Stieber (European Commission)

15:00 – 15:30

Soft and hard information and signal extraction in securities crowdfunding

Speaker: Anzhela Knyazeva (SEC)

Moderator: Harald Stieber (European Commission)

15:30 – 16:00

Discussion: Papers

Speakers:
Harald Stieber (European Commission)
Nikolas Guggenberger (Universisty Munster School of Law)
Francois de Laigue (Dotted Square)

16:15 – 16:45

Invited Talk: Open Banking

Speaker: Steve Kirsch (Token)

16:45 – 17:45

Panel: Payments and Regulations

Speakers:
Charley Cooper (R3)
Steve Kirsch (Token)
Robleh Ali (MIT DCI)
Antoine Martin (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)

17:45 – 18:30

Keynote: An ex-regulator’s thoughts on Central Bank Digital Currencies

Speaker: Gary Gensler (MIT Sloan)

18:00-19:00

Drinks and networking

19:00-23:00

Formal dinner and speech

Thursday, July 27th: Fintech Day

Chairperson: Thamim Ahmed (UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies)

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome address

UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

09:15 – 09:45

Keynote: Monetary  policy implications of central bank issued digital currency

Speaker: Katrin Assenmacher (ECB)

09:45 – 10:45

Panel 1: The Role of Currency in the New Digital Economy

Speakers
Katrin Assenmacher (ECB)
Gary Gensler (MIT)
Stanley Yong (IBM)
Ryan Zagone (Ripple)

11:00 – 11:30

Towards a Design Philosophy for Interoperable Blockchain Systems

Speaker: Thomas Hardjono (MIT Trust::Data Consortium)

11:30 – 12:00

Blockchain Upgrade as a Coordination Game

Speaker: Stephanie Hurder (Prysm Group)

12:00 – 12:30

Blockchain and business model innovation: Designing a P2P mortgage lending system

Speaker: Ricardo Henriquez (EAE Business School)

12:30 – 13:05

Invited Talk: Smart Contracts and the Law

Speaker: Nikolas Guggenberger (University Muster School of Law)

13:00 – 14:00

BARAC Lunch Meeting

14:00 – 14:30

Invited Talk: Estimating the Relative Impact of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology on Different Industry Sectors

Speaker: Garrick Hileman (University of Cambridge)

14:30 – 15:00

Initial Coin Offering and Platform Building

Speaker: Jiasun Li (George Mason University)

15:00 – 15:30

Tokenomics Dynamic Adoption and Valuation

Speaker: Neng Wang (Columbia Business School)

15:30 – 16:00

Discussion: Papers

16:15 – 16:45

Invited Talk: The Future, Tokenisation?

16:45 – 17:45

Panel: FinTech

Speakers:
Bonnie Buchannan (Seattle University)
Garrick Hileman (University of Cambridge)
Francois de Laigue (Dotted Square)

17:45 – 18:30

Keynote: Towards a Stable Tokenized Medium of Exchange

Speaker: Alexander Lipton (Sila)

18:00 – 19:00

Drinks and Networking

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