Webinars are monthly events that run from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM EST, typically on the first Thursday of the month. We do not conduct events during the summer nor winter.

December 1, 2022

Ari Juels

Cornell University

Maximal Extractable Value (MEV)

Hosted by Agostino Caponi (Columbia University)

November 3, 2022

Joshua Gans

University of Toronto

A Solomonic Solution to Ownership Disputes: An Application to Blockchain Front-Running

Hosted by Hanna Halaburda (NYU Stern)

October 13, 2022

Gordon Liao

Circle and Uniswap

Stablecoins and DEXs

Hosted by Andreas Park (University of Toronto)

September 1, 2022

Quentin Vandeweyer

University of Chicago

Can Stablecoins be Stable?

Hosted by Zhiguo He (University of Chicago)

May 5, 2022

Raphael Auer

Bank for International Settlements

CBDCs: Motives, Economic Implications and the Research Frontier

Hosted by Jonathan Chiu (Bank of Canada)

April 7, 2022

Andrew Hinkes

New York University

The Limits of Code Deference

Hosted by David Yermack (NYU Stern)

March 10, 2022

Agostino Capponi

Columbia University

The Adoption of Blockchain-based Decentralized Exchanges

Hosted by Andreas Park (University of Toronto)

December 2, 2021

Aggelos Kiayias

University of Edinburgh and IOHK

Rethinking Information Technology from a Decentralisation Perspective

Hosted by Brett Falk (University of Pennsylvania)

November 4, 2021

Amy Whitaker

New York University

Fractional Equity in Art: Applications of Blockchain

Hosted by David Yermack (NYU Stern)

October 7, 2021

Tim Roughgarden

Columbia University

Transaction Fee Mechanism Design

Hosted by Fahad Saleh (Wake Forest University)

September 2, 2021

Robert Townsend

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Delegation of Programmable Contracts to the Private
Sector: Is There a Role for the Public Sector

Hosted by Zhiguo He (University of Chicago)

June 3, 2021

Eli Ben-Sasson


ZK-STARKs: Solving Blockchain Scalability and Privacy

Hosted by Gur Huberman (Columbia University)

April 1, 2021

Emin Gün Sirer

Cornell University and Avalanche

Open and Programmable Finance

Hosted by Maureen O'Hara (Cornell University)

March 4, 2021

Itay Goldstein

UPenn Wharton

Initial Coin Offerings as a Commitment to Competition

Hosted by Lin William Cong (Cornell University)

December 3, 2020

Bénédicte Nolens

Bank for International Settlements

Regulation, Cryptocurrency and CBDC

Hosted by Zhiguo He (University of Chicago)

November 5, 2020

Emiliano Pagnotta

Imperial College of London

Bitcoin as Decentralized Money: Prices, Mining, and Network Security

Hosted by Gerry Tsoukalas (UPenn Wharton)

October 1, 2020

Harald Uhlig

University of Chicago

Cryptocurrencies, Currency Competition and the Impossible Trinity

Hosted by Agostino Capponi (Columbia University)

September 3, 2020

Rod Garratt

University of California, SB

Why Fixed Costs Matter for Proof-of-Work Based Cryptocurrencies

Hosted by Julien Prat (Ecole Polytechnique)

August 6, 2020

Markus Brunnermeier

Princeton University

The Digitalization of Money

Hosted by David Yermack (NYU Stern)

July 2, 2020

Christine Parlour

Berkeley Haas

Miner Collusion and the Bitcoin Protocol

Hosted by Kose John (NYU Stern)

June 4, 2020

Bruno Biais

HEC Paris

Rationals vs Byzantines in Consensus-based Blockchains

Hosted by Andreas Park (University of Toronto)