5th UWA Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference (virtual)

Event details


  • Virtual

Date and time

  • Monday 21 November 2022
    Academic Sessions:
    6am – 8am and 7pm to 1am

    Keynote Scholar:
    5.30pm – 6.30pm

    Tuesday 22 November 2022
    Academic Sessions:
    6am – 8am and 7pm to 1am

    Keynote Scholar:
    5.30pm – 6.30pm

    Wednesday 23 November 2022
    Academic Session:
    7am - 9am

Event type

  • Business


  • Researchers
  • Professionals

Event Fee

  • Free


  • Registration is essential
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5th UWA Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference (virtual)

Monday 21 November - Wednesday 23 November 2022

The University of Western Australia's Business School is delighted to invite academics and practitioners to the 5th 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.

Register now to attend one or more of the below sessions:

Monday 21 November 2022

Key Note Scholar (Webinar)
Keynote Speaker: Professor Antoinette Schoar, MIT
Title of Talk: The economics of crypto and DeFi
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Academics Sessions (Webinar)
Time: 6am - 8am and 7pm - 1am

Tuesday 22 November 2022 

Key Note Scholar (Webinar)
Keynote Speaker: Associate Professor Chris Berg, RMIT
Title of Talk: The problem of blockchain interoperability and its implications for the future of the Australian economy
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Academics Sessions (Webinar)
Time: 6am - 8am and 7pm - 1am

Wednesday 23 November 2022 

Academics Session (Webinar)
Time: 7am - 9am


  • 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. 


  • 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
  • NFTs


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

Keynote speaker

Antoinette Schoar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Antoinette Schoar is the Stewart C. Myers-Horn Family Professor of Finance at MIT Sloan School of Management. She holds a PhD in Economics from The University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from Germany. Her research interests span entrepreneurial finance to fintech, consumer finance, and financial intermediation. She has received several awards including the Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship and the Brattle Prize for Best Paper in The Journal of Finance

Special address

Chris Berg, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

Chris Berg is a Principal Research Fellow and Co-Director of the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub, the world’s first dedicated social science research centre studying blockchain technology, based at RMIT University, Melbourne. Associate Professor Berg is a Research Fellow with The University College London Centre for Blockchain Technologies, a Founding Board Member of the Worldwide Blockchain Innovation Association and the International Society for the Study of Decentralised Governance, is an Academic Fellow with the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, and is on the Academic Board of the Samuel Griffiths Society.

Conference paper submission procedure: 

Papers should be submitted via email to [email protected] in PDF format before Monday 10 October 2022.  Acceptance emails will be sent out before Monday 24 October 2022.

Access the 2022 Conference Program