About Our Conference


The CRC2022 will be held on 22nd and 23rd September 2022 at Durham University Business School, Durham, UK. The registration link will be available via CryptoRC website. To allow authors from different geographical locations to present, the sessions will be arranged in two different time slots, suitable for presenters from different regions. Keynote speech and panel sessions will be scheduled at most convenient time.

September 22 – 23, Online



Gerald P. Dwyer

Professor and BB&T Scholar at Clemson University

Senior Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research

Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute and a Research Associate at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at Australian National University

He was Director of the Center for Financial Innovation and Stability and Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 1997 to 2012 and a Professor of Economics at Clemson from 1989 to 1999. Professor Dwyer’s research has appeared in leading economics and finance journals, publications by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and St. Louis, and books. He serves as Co-Editor of Finance Research Letters and on the editorial board of the Journal of Financial Stability. He is a past President and member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Private Enterprise Education. He also was a founding member of the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, an organization which he served as President and as Treasurer and which honored him by creating the Gerald P. Dwyer Prize in Financial Econometrics.

Cathy Mulligan

European Research Area Chair in Blockchain at Instituto Superior Technico

Fellow of the World Economic Forum's Cryptocurrency Impact and Sustainability Accelerator

Visiting Lecturer at Imperial College London

Cathy Mulligan is the European Research Area Chair in Blockchain at Instituto Superior Técnico, where she leads a Lab dedicated to research in Blockchain for Social Good and Sustainability. Cathy is an interdisciplinary researcher focusing on Digital technologies and Digital transformation from the perspectives of Engineering and Economics . Her technical research focuses on the new architectural / protocol paradigms for telecommunications networks due to emerging digital technologies and changing economic structures. She has written 7 books on telecommunications engineering. Cathy received her PhD  and MPhil at  the University of Cambridge. In addition to her academic career, Cathy is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum ’s  Cryptocurrency Impact and Sustainability Accelerator.   Cathy has advised multiple governments, companies, and NGOs on Digital Transformation & Cryptocurrency / Blockchain. She is a Visiting Lecturer at Imperial College London, where she teaches “Digital Transformation: Leading Real-World Change” and co-founded the Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering – the world’s first academic centre on cryptocurrency and blockchain in 2013. She has also had numerous senior corporate positions including CTO for a consulting company leading a technical team of 14,000 staff.


You can browse the meeting content and schedule here.

22nd - 23rd Sept 2022
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Prizes and Awards

Elsevier’s Research in International Business and Finance is delighted to sponsor two Best Paper Awards:

  • 1,000 USD for the Best Paper presented 
  • 1,000 USD for the Best Student Paper presented

Journal Special Issues

International Review of Financial Analysis will publish a Special Issue shortly after the Cryptocurrency Research Conference 2022. IRFA will consider paper on a broad range of Fintech and DeFi topics that have strong implication for international finance.

International Review of Economics and Finance will publish a Special issue shortly after  the Cryptocurrency Research Conference 2022. IREF will consider papers on a broad range of topic related to blockchain technology and its applications, Web 3.0 economics, and decentralised finance.

The submission system will open after the conference to all papers presented at CRC2022.

The special issue call for papers will be advertised shortly. In the meantime, if you will have any questions please address them to the SI guest Editors: Elie Bouri and Jawad Syed Shahzad; Paraskevi Katsiampa.

The CRC2022 will be held in hybrid format in September 2022 at Durham University Business School, Durham UK. The registration link will be available via our website.

Call for papers

The Centre for Digital Finance, University of Southampton, and Durham University Business School, is delighted to invite you to the 5th Cryptocurrency Research Conference (CRC2022), to be held on 22nd and 23rd September 2022 at Durham University Business School, Durham, UK.

This event will bring together an international group of academics conducting research in finance and related disciplines, as well as practitioners and policy makers to generate debates on current issues of cryptocurrencies and digital finance. The conference provides a forum for presenting new ideas, and discussing the future direction of cryptocurrency research.

This event is the 5th edition of the Cryptocurrency Research Conference, and last year the CRC2022 (16-17 September 2021, virtual) attracted 400 registered participants and 48 presenters from around the globe. Please check website to see last year’s programme

This is the largest, niche conference in cryptocurrency and Fintech area, and we look forward to welcoming you in our community of digital finance scholars.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Asset Pricing and new bubbles;
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning;
  • Blockchain in global finance;
  • Efficiency/Inefficiency of crypto assets;
  • Central Banks Digital Currencies (CBDCs);
  • Climate Change and Fintech;
  • Cryptocurrency growth and competition in the sector;
  • Crowdfunding and p2p landing;
  • Cybercrime and cybersecurity;
  • Digital banking and digital economy;
  • Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and decentralized exchanges (DEXs);
  • Environmental Sustainability of cryptocurrency markets;
  • Fintech regulation;
  • Financial stability and Cryptocurrency Uncertainty;
  • Media attention to Fintech and DeFi;
  • Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and other innovative assets;
  • Natural Language Processing in Fintech research;
  • Opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs;
  • Russian sanctions and Fintech industry;
  • Stablecoins;
  • Other relevant topics.

Authors are invited to submit their papers (or extended abstracts) in English and in PDF format no later than 31 July 2022 by email to CryptocurrencyRC@gmail.com. Submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed and no submission fee is required. For PhD students, please indicate your student status when submitting the paper.

Registration deadline is on the 15th of August 2022, and registration fees are as follows:

  • Face-to-face presentation with attendance of the Gala Dinner: £275
  • Online presentation (hybrid format): £175
  • Online tickets for attendees: £55
Please register via Eventbrite before the 4th of September! 

Organizing Committee

Larisa Yarovaya

Conference Chair and Organiser

Larisa is an Associate Professor of Finance, Deputy Head of the Centre of Digital Finance and Programme Director of BSc Finance, University of Southampton, UK.

Ahmed Elsayed

Conference Host and Organiser

Ahmed Elsayed is an Associate Professor in Economics and Finance at Durham University Business School. He is a core member of the Ethical Finance…

Andrew Urquhart

Conference Organiser

Andrew Urquhart is Professor of Finance and Financial Technology at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School where he is also Head of the Postgraduate Research Programme.

Scientific Committee


paris school of business
creator fund