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Call for papers: P2P Financial Systems International Workshop

posted on 27 February 2017


This third edition of the P2PFISY workshop will bring together scholars, regulators and practitioners interested in P2P financial systems. The aim is to merging the gap between academics, technologists, policy makers and regulators engaged in the above-mentioned field, by providing a unique cross-sectoral perspective which allows to exhaustively address questions of practical importance on the following topics:

- Digital Currencies and Blockchain Technologies;
P2P Lending and Crowdfunding;

Submissions should focus on (but are not limited to):

·       Cryptographic protocols and P2P networks

·       Central bank digital currencies (payment and monetary aspects)

·       Threats / attacks / defences / security engineering of P2P systems

·       Systemic risk of P2P systems

·       Digital identification

·       Fraud detection and financial crime prevention

·       Legal aspects and regulatory issues

·       Financial inclusion and market stability

·       Socio-economic and monetary aspects of P2P systems

·       Technology adoption and market dynamics

·       New business models and novel applications

·       Automatic Regulation and Automatic Compliance (RegTech)

·       Innovative technology applied to the insurance industry model (InsurTech)

·       Internet of Things, smart energy & utilities

·       Smart contracts and decentralized government

Authors wishing to contribute a paper to the conference should do it via the EasyChair submission system using the following link: . Full papers or extended abstracts must be submitted in PDF format. The deadline for submission is midnight GMT 15th April, 2017. Any mention of the author's names or affiliations should be removed from the submitted paper. Submitted papers will be reviewed by the P2PFISY 2017 Workshop Scientific Committee. Corresponding authors will be notified of acceptance by 20th May, 2017.


Authors whose papers are accepted will also have the opportunity to submit their papers for publication in a special issue of Journal of Digital Banking, the major new professional journal publishing in-depth, peer-reviewed articles and case studies on FinTech innovation, digital disruption and how to develop a profitable, customer-focused digital banking strategy. Details of the journal and formatting your submission can be found at or by contacting the Publisher, Simon Beckett, at


Dr Paolo Tasca, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

Prof Tomaso Aste, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies


Alexander Lipton, MIT Media Lab
Ben R. Craig, FED Cleveland
Primavera De Filippi, Harvard University
Robleh Ali, MIT Media Lab
Wei-Tek Tsai, Beihang University
David Yermack, Stern School of Business NYU
Tiziana di Matteo, King’s College
Ben Shenglin, Zehijang University
David Andolfatto, FED Saint Louis
Wilko Bolt, De Nederlandsche Bank
Ben Fung, Bank of Canada

Conference Secretariat

Monica Stragliotto


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