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:
high-frequency exchanges, portfolio optimisation and risk management
privacy, security, and alternative DLT approaches
governance by and of blockchain-based systems
Weizenbaum Institute Hardenbergstraße 32 10623
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.
If you like to stay in Berlin and pay in crypto,
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.
CCConf is a purely academic conference. For our
regular discussion event series bridging academia and practice,
There are fellowship opportunities available at
the Weizenbaum Institute. If a research stay in Berlin sounds interesting
our page or
contact Martin Florian
(research group 17, "Trust in distributed environments").