Cryptocurrency Research Conference 2018

24 May 2018, 09:00 - 17:00
Cambridge campus

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We are delighted to invite you to the first Cryptocurrency Research Conference of its kind, taking place on 24 May 2018 at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. The conference is organised by our Lord Ashcroft International Business School.

This conference will bring together an international group of academics conducting research in finance and related disciplines, as well as practitioners and policy makers to discuss the issues associated with the rapid growth of cryptocurrency markets. It provides a forum for presenting new research findings, and all are welcome to attend who have a strong interest in discussing the future direction of cryptocurrency research and its impact.

The main theme of the conference is ‘Investigating the Macro-financial aspects of Cryptocurrencies’. We're excited to be joined by keynote speakers, Professor Brian Lucey, PhD, who is the Professor of International Finance and Commodities at Trinity College Dublin and Director of Research in Trinity Business School, Ireland, as well as Dr Shaen Corbet, lecturer in Finance at Dublin City University Business School.

We will be considering both theoretical and empirical papers assessing the opportunities and challenges of cryptocurrency markets. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • asset price bubble
  • contagion
  • interconnectedness
  • volatility
  • environmental issues in cryptocurrency
  • legal issues in cryptocurrency
  • financial regulations
  • Blockchain
  • price clustering
  • safe haven
  • effect of announcements.

We will be accepting submissions of research papers for presentation up until 15 March 2018. If you would like to submit a paper, please send it in English and in PDF format by email to No submission fee is required.

This event is kindly supported by the Money Macro and Finance Research Group (MMF) and available to all members.

Event Details

24 May 2018, 09:00 - 17:00
Cambridge campus
£15 or free for ARU staff and students

We continue to closely monitor the rapidly evolving situation around coronavirus (COVID-19). So we can best protect the health and wellbeing of all members of the community we are closing our campuses and suspending all public-facing events on campus, from Monday 23 March, until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.