Call for papers

Digital currencies, central banks and the blockchain: policy implications

October 25, 2019
Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Otto-Wagner-Platz 3, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Veranstaltungssaal, ground floor

On Friday, the 25th of October 2019, the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) will host a workshop on “Digital currencies, central banks and the blockchain: policy implications”. The workshop will be organized in association with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the Central Bank Research Association. The conference committee consists of Martin Summer (OeNB) and Raphael Auer (BIS).

Policy-relevant submissions are being sought on the potential use cases of distributed ledger technology (DLT) in financial markets and resulting implications for public authorities. Examples include studies examining the technology, economics and regulatory implications of central bank digital currencies, cryptocurrencies, asset-backed tokens and decentralised market platforms.

The submission deadline is June 15, 2019. Please e-mail your submission to Event-Management@oenb.at, with “submission Digital currencies, central banks and the blockchain: policy implication” in the subject line. Only completed papers will be considered and should be submitted as PDF files. The conference organisers will cover reasonable travel expenditures (economy travel) of the academic presenters and discussants.