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The Becker Friedman Institute and the Macro Finance Research Program at the University of Chicago will host a conference on “Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains” on November 22-23, 2019.

We welcome submissions by academics and industry experts of recent papers on the theme of the conference, all the way from the technological challenges and game theoretic aspects to macro-monetary-financial as well as regulatory perspectives.  Topics include the role of cryptocurrencies as a medium of exchange and in currency competition, examining the market structure of decentralized mining, initial coin offerings, economic uses and limits of the blockchain, central bank digital currency, privacy and regulation, algorithmic and game theoretical aspects of cryptocurrencies and blockchains as well as empirical contributions. Submissions from economics, computer science, and adjacent fields are welcome.

The deadline for paper submission has passed, and the full agenda is forthcoming.