October 5-6 2019
Cryptoeconomic Systems Field Building Summit
We welcome you to Cambridge this fall for a two-day gathering at the MIT Media Lab on October 5th and 6th focused on collaboratively building an interdisciplinary field of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology research. By gathering academics, practitioners and industry leaders from a variety of areas we aim to foster a fruitful exchange of ideas in preparation for the launch of a new Open Access journal published by The MIT Press, "Cryptoeconomic Systems".
The goal of these highly collaborative journal and conference activities is to bring together the technical areas of cryptography, protocol engineering and distributed systems research with insights from the domains of economics, law, complex systems and philosophy to crystallize a mature communal scholarly ecosystem. In addition, legacy publishing has serious issues which limit the impact and legitimacy of academic contributions in such a fast-moving area of study. We welcome discussion of strategies to address matters such as publication access and researchers’ rights, lack of incentives & transparency in peer review, gaming of metrics such as journal impact factors and historical differences in publishing culture between subject areas.
There will be a broad cross-section of top researchers from academia and industry presenting and attending. Confirmed speakers and session chairs include:
Dahlia Malkhi (Calibra)
Matt Weinberg (Princeton)
Joseph Bonneau (New York University)
Andrew Poelstra (Blockstream)
Gary Gensler (MIT Sloan, former CFTC Chairman)
Aniket Kate (Purdue)
Ari Juels (Cornell Tech / IC3)
Cory Fields (MIT Digital Currency Initiative)
SJ Klein (Knowledge Futures Group, MIT)
Andrew Miller (UIUC / IC3, co-EIC Cryptoeconomic Systems)
Charlie Noyes (Paradigm)
Tadge Dryja (MIT Digital Currency Initiative)
Tarun Chitra (Gauntlet)
Jason Potts (RMIT)
Ellie Rennie (RMIT)
Jason Teutsch (U. Chicago, Truebit)
Quinn DuPont (UC Dublin)
Reihaneh Safavi-Naini (U. Calgary)
Maurice Herlihy (Brown)
Joi Ito (MIT Media Lab, co-EIC Cryptoeconomic Systems)
Bryan Bishop (Blockstream)
Ittai Abraham (VMware Research)
Angela Walch (St. Mary’s Law, UCL)
Neha Narula (MIT Digital Currency Initiative, co-EIC Cryptoeconomic Systems)
Michael Zargham (Blockscience)
October 5–6, 2019
The MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02139.
Event website: 2019.cryptoeconomic.systems
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Cambridge, 575 Memorial Dr., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-4896. Book conference rate.
Tickets are available by invitation only and will be priced to cover costs - between $0 and $300 depending on sponsorship.
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Bursaries are available for students, hardship and D&I. Please complete this form.
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We look forward to seeing you in Cambridge later in the year.
Cryptoeconomic Systems Team