4th UWA Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference (Virtual)

Event details


  • Virtual

Date and time

  • Monday 22 November 2021
    12:00pm - 11.30pm

    Tuesday 23 November 2021
    8.00am - 11.30pm

Event type

  • Business


  • Researchers
  • Professionals

Event Fee

  • Free


  • Registration is essential

4th UWA Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference (Virtual)

22 November - 23 November, 2021, UWA Business School, University of Western Australia (UWA)

The UWA Business School is delighted to invite academics and practitioners to the 4th UWA Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference. The two-day virtual event seeks to bring together academics conducting financial and economic research in blockchain and cryptocurrencies. We also encourage researchers on blockchain from other fields to submit their work.

The conference is intended to improve “in progress” research, generate new research and facilitate new collaborations. Participants are expected to discuss one research paper.

Keynote speakers: 

  • Talis Putnins, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
  • Special Address: David Yermack, New York University (NYU)


  • 2 Best Paper Awards
  • 2 Best Discussion Awards

We invite researchers to submit their work on financial, economic, accounting, regulatory, monetary, societal, social and environmental aspects of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. We are particularly interested in cross-disciplinary and innovative research including: 


  • Is blockchain technology disrupting finance? 
  • The economics of blockchain
  • Value Creation via tokenisation
  • The nature of the firm in the age of blockchain and smart contracts
  • Will blockchain lead to a democratization of finance?
  • Will blockchain lead to a democratization of society?
  • Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) versus IPOs
  • Blockchain and trust
  • NFT  


  • Fiat currencies versus cryptocurrencies and monetary policy implications
  • CBDC
  • Stablecoins
  • DeFi
  • Optimal strategies and policies to regulate cryptocurrencies
  • Money Laundering
  • Market microstructure
  • Crypto Scams  

See full conference schedule for Day 1 and Day 2