2nd Berlin Conference
Crypto-Currencies in a Digital Economy
(CCConf 2018)

ccconf.org

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the recently established collaborative project "Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society"
are organising an academic, interdisciplinary (econ | cs | law) conference on cryptographic assets and DLT
on Nov. 29th – 30th 2018
in Berlin, Germany
.


Weizenbaum HU IRTG


Call for Participation

Programme and Speakers

Keynotes by:


Confirmed speakers include:


Detailed programme for each day of the conference:

Welcome + Rainer Böhme

  • 09:00 - 09:30  |  Arrival and registration
  • 09:30 - 09:45  |  Welcome speech
  • 09:45 - 10:15  |  Wolfgang Karl Härdle (HUB)
  • 10:15 - 11:00  |  Rainer Böhme (Uni Innsbruck) — A Decade of Cryptocurrency: From Utopia to Reality
  • 11:00 - 11:15  |  Coffee Break

Challenges raised by the technology (and solutions?)

  • 11:15 - 11:45  |  Markus Kaulartz (CMS)
  • 11:45 - 12:15  |  Tim Ruffing (Blockstream)
  • 12:15 - 12:45  |  Elias Rohrer (Technische Universität zu Berlin) — State of Blockchain Networks
  • 12:45 - 13:00  |  Break
  • 13:00 - 14:00  |  Lunch

Dirk Bullmann + Applications for Blockchain

  • 14:00 - 14:45  |  Dirk Bullmann (EZB) — Keynote + discussion
  • 14:45 - 15:15  |  Benedikt Notheisen (KIT) — Trading Stocks on Blocks - The Quality of Decentralized Markets
  • 15:15 - 15:45  |  Jesus Martin (LBS)
  • 15:45 - 16:15  |  Coffee Break

Skeletons on the blockchain + Lightning talks

  • 16:15 - 16:45  |  Roman Matzutt (RWTH Aachen) — On the Risks of Objectionable Blockchain Content
  • 16:45 - 17:15  |  Alexandra Dmitrienko (Uni Würzburg) — What you chain is not what you gain: Data inclusion attacks in Bitcoin
  • 17:15 - 17:45  |  Up to 6 ligthning talks (5 minutes each)
  • 17:45 - 19:00  |  Break; you can also stay at the conference venue

Dinner

  • 19:00 - 21:00  |  Conference Dinner (Location: TBD)

David Yermack

  • 09:30 - 10:15  |  David Yermack (NYU) — Are ICOs Here to Stay?
  • 10:15 - 10:30  |  Coffee Break

Markets, banks and finance

  • 10:30 - 11:00  |  Jamsheed Shorish (Shorish Research) — Hedonic Pricing of Cryptocurrency Tokens
  • 11:00 - 11:30  |  Taojun Xie (Sim Kee Boon Inst./Singapore Management University) — Central Bank Digital Currency in Small Open Economies
  • 11:30 - 12:00  |  Jason Allen (Centre for British Studies) — Bitcoins Are Not “Digital Bearer Instruments”: A Contribution to the Law of Property in Cyberspace
  • 12:00 - 12:15  |  Break
  • 12:15 - 13:15  |  Lunch

Roger Wattenhofer + Second-layer solutions

  • 13:15 - 14:00  |  Roger Wattenhofer (ETH Zürich) — Does a Blockchain Need Altruism?
  • 14:00 - 14:30  |  Arthur Gervais (Imperial College London / HSLU) — Centralized but Untrusted Financial Intermediaries
  • 14:30 - 15:00  |  Stefanie Roos (TU Delft) — Routing Algorithms for Multi-Hop State Channels
  • 15:00 - 15:15  |  Coffee Break

Panel discussion: Crypto-currency as mainstream currency?

  • 15:15 - 16:15  |  3-5 panelists (Frank Heinemann, Michael Burda, Roger Wattenhofer, Jason Allen)
  • 16:15 - 16:30  |  Closing speech



Purpose and Focus

Since its introduction in 2008, distributed ledger technology emerged from its use in crypto-currencies and continues to disrupt numerous of technological and economic applications. Despite its potential as a trust-free, cost-efficient, and automated system, DLT is still an emergent technology and, therefore, faces a number of challenges.

The Berlin Crypto-Currencies Conference (CCConf) provides a platform for interdisciplinary discussion of these challenges, as well as the technological and economic potential of blockchain-based systems. We welcome researchers and practitioners working on topics such as:



Location

Weizenbaum Institute
Hardenbergstraße 32
10623 Berlin
Germany

How to get to the venue

Getting to the venue by different means of transport is described in the factsheet with details.
To search and plan your public transport rides around Berlin, visit www.bvg.de/en, where directions, fares and schedules can be found.


Accommodation

If you like to stay in Berlin and pay in crypto, see www.cryptocribs.com.
If you prefer to pay in fiat and need a hotel, you can use a contingent of hotel rooms already booked by us. To find out more, please refer to the factsheet with details.



Conference Organisers

If you have any questions, contact us.



Registration

The registration is free but required.



Additional Information

CCConf 2018 is a broader and deeper sequel to last year's CCConf 2017.

CCConf is a purely academic conference. For our regular discussion event series bridging academia and practice, see blockchainnights.com.

There are fellowship opportunities available at the Weizenbaum Institute. If a research stay in Berlin sounds interesting to you, please see our page or contact Martin Florian (research group 17, "Trust in distributed environments").



Contact

For any question related to CCConf, reach out to ccconf-orga@lists.hu-berlin.de.


We look forward to welcoming you in Berlin!




CCConf 2018 is supported by:



The Weizenbaum Institute is a consortium project with following partners:

Fraunhofer FU HU TU UDK Potsdam WZB BMBF



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10099 Berlin
Germany

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