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Symposium on Post-Bitcoin Cryptocurrencies

Wien, Austria | October 19, 2018

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.

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)

This not-for-profit event is co-organized by the Austrian Institute of Technology and the University of Innsbruck. Ticket prices cover location and catering costs.


MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, Arena 21, 1070 Wien, Austria

Symposium on Post-Bitcoin Cryptocurrencies information.