Programme 2021

1-2 December 2021

Time zone: London, UK (GMT)

Event partners: Stellar Development Foundation, DEC Institute

Wednesday, December 1st: CBDCs

Chairperson: Juan I. Ibañez (Centre Administrator, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies)

13:15 – 13:30

Opening Remarks

Speaker: Paolo Tasca (Executive Director, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies)

13:30 – 14:00

10 Years of Teaching Money: Reflections on a Decade of Change

Speaker: Angela Walch (St. Mary’s University)

14:10 – 14:50

Paper: CBDC-based M2M retail Payments in Consumer IoT

Speakers: Nadia Pocher (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Mirko Zichichi (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

15:00 – 15:40

Paper: The Three Keys to Overcoming Every CBDC Challenge and the inside track on the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan – pilot payment use cases for a digital Ngultrum

Speakers: James Wallis (Ripple)

Antony Welfare (Commercializing Blockchain)

15:40 – 16:20

Paper: Best Before? Expiring Central Bank Digital Currency and Loss Recovery

Speaker: Marteen van Oordt (VU Amsterdam)

16:30 – 17:30

Panel: Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC)

Speakers: David Andolfatto (St. Louis Fed)

Thomas Moder (Swiss National Bank)

Jason Chlipala (Stellar Development Foundation)

17:30

Closing Remarks: Goeffrey Goodell (UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies)

Thursday, December 2nd: DeFi

Chairperson: Jiahua Xu (Senior Research Associate, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies)

13:15 – 13:30

Opening Remarks

Speaker: Paolo Tasca (Executive Director, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies)

13:30 – 14:10

Paper: Coexisting Exchange Platforms: Limit Order Books and Automated Market Makers

Speakers: Jun Aoyagi (HKUST)

Yukit Ito (UC Berkeley)

14:10 – 14:50

Paper: Decentralized Exchanges

Speakers: Alfred Lehar (University of Calgary)

Christine Parlour (University of California, Berkley)

15:00 – 15:40

Paper: Like a Moth to a Flame: Does the Stock Market Exacerbate Credit Risks of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Lending?

Speakers: Xin Liu (Renmin University of China)

Xiaoran Ni (Xiamen University)

Zhigang Qiu (Renmin University of China)

Kailun Zhang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

15:40 – 16:20

Paper: Decentralized Stablecoins and Collateral Risk

Speakers: Ganesh Viswanath-Natraj (Warwick Business School)

Roman Kozhan (Warwick Business School)

16:30 – 17:30

Panel: Decentralized Finance

Speakers: Lewis Gudgeon (Gyroscope Protocol)

Wes Geisenberger (Hedera)

Aditya Turakhia (Ripple)

Helene Oger-Zaher (Financial Conduct Authority)

Moderator: Jiahua Xu (UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies)

17:30 – 17:45

Presentation: A new charter-holder program for industry practitioners

Speaker: Arno Pernthaler (DEC Institute)

17:30

Closing Remarks

Speaker: Nikhil Vadgama (UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies)

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