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Blockchain, Distributed Ledgers, and Financial Contracting.

An NBER conference on Blockchain, Distributed Ledgers, and Financial Contracting took place May 2-3 in Cambridge. Research Associates Dean Corbae of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Zhiguo He of the University of Chicago, and Robert Townsend of MIT organized the meeting, which was sponsored by the Puelicher Center for Banking Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:

* Jonathan Chiu, Bank of Canada, and Thorsten V. Koeppl, Queen's University, "The Economics of Cryptocurrency Bitcoin and Beyond"

* Simon Janin and Akaki Mamageishvili, ETH Zurich, and Arthur Gervais, Imperial College London, "FileBounty: Secure and Efficient File Exchange in Rational Adversarial Environment"

* Nick Arnosti, Columbia University, and Matt Weinberg, The Ohio State University, "Bitcoin: A Natural Oligopoly"

* Leonid Kogan, MIT and NBER, "Economics of Proof-of-Stake Payment Systems"

* Sean Cao and Baozhong Yang, Georgia State University, and William Cong, University of Chicago, "Financial Reporting and Blockchains: Audit Pricing, Misstatements, and Regulation"

* Tetiana Davydiuk, Carnegie Mellon University; Deeksha Gupta, University of Pennsylvania; and Samuel Rosen, Temple University, "De-crypto-ing Signals in Initial Coin Offerings: Evidence of Rational Token Retention"

Summaries of these papers are at

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Title Annotation:Conferences
Publication:NBER Reporter
Date:Jun 1, 2019
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