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Symposium on Post-Bitcoin Cryptocurrencies

Ten years after its inception, Bitcoin, the first practical cryptographic virtual currency scheme, is widely known and adopted by relevant user groups. It attracts considerable public attention as well as scrutiny by researchers and governments. At the same time, in the slipstream of Bitcoin, we can observe the rise of a number of alternative cryptocurrencies with distinctive features, such as improved user privacy in Monero or Zcash. Other currencies, such as Ether, serve as means of payment in emerging blockchain application platforms, which aim at generalizing the ideas behind Bitcoin to more universal uses than electronic payments alone.

The goal of this symposium is to present the latest scientific and technical results in the field of cryptocurrency research and to highlight the new challenges businesses, users, and regulators will face in the light of Post-Bitcoin Cryptocurrencies.

We cordially invite all interested people from businesses, regulators, academia, and the general public to join this symposium!

Speakers and tentative talk titles:

  • Welcome and Introduction (Dr. Bernhard Haslhofer, Austrian Institute of Technology)

  • Post-Bitcoin Cryptocurrencies - An Introduction (Prof. Dr. Rainer Böhme, University of Innsbruck)

  • Monero Privacy / Linkability (Malte Möser, Princeton University)

  • ZCash Privacy / Linkability (Prof. Sarah Meiklejohn PhD, University College London)

  • Trust in the Ethereum Blockchain (Michael Fröwis, University of Innsbruck)

  • On the Economic Benefit of International Cooperation in Law Enforcement: Lessons Learned and Opportunities for Cryptocurrency Policing (Prof. Daniel G. Arce M. PhD, UT Dallas)

  • Post-Bitcoin Cryptocurrencies from a Legal and Policy Perspective (Dr. Paulina Pesch, KIT Karlsruhe)

  • Regulating the Shadow Banks in the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem (Prof. Ross J. Anderson FRS FREng, Cambridge University)


Further information about the the registration can be found at Symposium on Post-Bitcoin  Cryptocurrencies

  • Date: October 19th 2018, 09:00 - 15:00
  • Venue: Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien
  • Audience: approx. 250 people with diverse backgrounds (e.g., public authorities, start-ups, scientists, etc.