March 2021: Investing in Crypto Assets and Decentralised Finance Panel Discussion
Hosted by Dr Spyros Galanis, Head of the Department of Economics at City, University of London, the event featured an expert panel discussion on investing in crypto assets and Decentralised Finance (DeFi). The panel included Vivek Prasannan, the executive Director of Polkadex and Marcos C. Veremis, partner at Evanston Capital Management. Crypto assets have become an increasingly popular asset class, considered by retail and institutional investors. At the same time, DeFi tries to revolutionise Finance and Banking, through blockchain technology. Moderated by Dr Christoph Schlegel, Senior Lecturer in Economics at City, University of London, the event took place on Wednesday March 31, 2021.
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March 2020: The Economics and Finance of Cryptocurrencies Panel Discussion
Hosted by Professor Giulia Iori, Head of Department of Economics at City, University of London, the evening featured an expert panel discussion on the topic of the economics and finance of cryptocurrencies.
The event took place on Wednesday March 4, 2020. For more information, click here.
November 2019: Short Course on the Economics, Finance, and Law of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
The course offered an introduction to the technology of the blockchain and the economic incentives behind it, together with an overview of how the blockchain fits in the general economic environment. Below are the contents.
- Introduction to distributed ledger technologies and blockchain
- Basics of game theory and cryptography
- Theories of money
- Proof-of-work, proof-of-stake and Nakamoto consensus
- Ethereum, smart contracts and layer 2
- Scalability trilemma
- Lightning network and side-chains
- The design of smart contracts
The course took place on November 1, 2019. For more information, click here.
For any question, please contact Dr. Spyros Galanis and Dr. Jan Christoph Schlegel.