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CRYPTOCURRENCY RESEARCH CONFERENCE 2021

The CRC2021 will be held in Microsoft Teams Live on 16th and 17th September 2021. 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 16 – 17, Online

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Carol Alexander

Professor of Finance at Sussex University

UK and Co-Editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance

Visiting Professor at Peking University HSBC Business School

Alexander publishes widely on a broad range of topics, including: volatility theory; option pricing and hedging; trading volatility; hedging with futures…

Campbell R Harvey

Professor of Finance at Duke University in Durham

North Carolina and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvey served as President of the American Finance Association in 2016 and as Editor of the Journal of Finance from 2006-2021. H e has also been a visiting scholar at the Board of Governors of the…

Agenda

You can browse the meeting content and schedule here.

09:30 - 09:45 16 Sept 2021
Welcome

Welcome and Opening Remarks

09:45 - 10:15 16 Sept 2021
Presentation

SAI Sponsor Presentation

10:15 - 11:45 16 Sept 2021
Parallel Session A

A1: Sentiment & Uncertainty

A2: Covid-19

A3: Volatility I

11:45 - 12:00 16 Sept 2021
Break

Break Time

12:00 - 13:30 16 Sept 2021
Parallel Session B

B1: Co-Movement & Correlation

B2: Bubbles & Crashes

B3: Risk

13:30 - 14:00 16 Sept 2021
Break

Break Time

14:00 - 15:00 16 Sept 2021
Keynote 1

Professor Campbell Harvey

15:00 - 16:30 16 Sept 2021
Parallel Session C

C1: Mining & Blockchain

C2: Cryptos & Other Assets

C3: Stablecoins & Theory

10:00 - 11:30 17 Sept 2021
Parallel Session D

D1: Tokens & CBDCs

D2: Factors & Data

D3: Tail Risk & Jumps

11:30 - 11:45 17 Sept 2021
Break

Break Time

11:45 - 12:45 17 Sept 2021
Keynote 2

Professor Carol Alexander

12:45 - 13:30 17 Sept 2021
Break

Break Time

13:30 - 15:00 17 Sept 2021
Parallel Session E

E1: Volatility II

E2: Fintech

E3: Returns

15:00 - 16:30 17 Sept 2021
Panel Discussion and Prizes

Professor Brian Lucey, Professor Sofia Johan, Professor John W. Goodell

SPECIAL ISSUES AND PRIZES

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

Awards include optional fast-track consideration for publication in RIBAF. Research in International Business and Finance (RIBAF) seeks to consolidate its position as a premier scholarly vehicle of academic finance. The Journal publishes high quality, insightful, well-written papers that explore current and new issues in international finance.

Journal Special Issues

Emerging Markets Review invites conference participants to submit their paper for consideration for a special issue on the theme “Fintech adoption in emerging countries: cryptocurrencies and beyond”. There is a submission fee of US$ 75. Submitted articles should be consistent with the aims and scope of the journal.

The submission system is open now and the closing date for submissions is 30 January 2022. Please indicate that your submission is for consideration for the Special Issue ‘Fintech adoption in emerging countries: cryptocurrencies and beyond” in the cover letter.

All papers will be double blind refereed in the usual way. Authors should submit their work to via the journal’s website: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/emerging-markets-review.

Emerging Markets Review as the premier vehicle for publishing high impact empirical and theoretical studies in emerging markets finance. Preference is given to comparative studies that take global and regional perspectives, detailed single country studies that address critical policy issues and have significant global and regional implications, and papers that address the interactions of national and international financial architecture. We especially welcome papers that take institutional as well as financial perspectives.

Call for papers

Emerging Markets Review and Cryptocurrency Research Conference 2021 invite you to submit your research paper to the Special Issue “Fintech Adoption in emerging countries: cryptocurrencies and beyond”. This special issue aims to publish the most recent evidence on how Financial Technologies are transforming the financial services of emerging markets and the opportunities and challenges of Fintech innovations. 

Financial technology has the potential to disrupt the financial service industry in emerging markets and can have positive impacts in countries where the larger part of the population has no access to traditional financial and banking services. The unbanked population is highly concentrated in emerging countries, where women are often excluded from financial systems. Financial exclusion prevents economic growth and drastically affects the living standards in these countries and regions. Fintech can offer some solutions to the problem and improve financial inclusion in emerging markets, however, there is little research conducted in this area to date to provide sufficient evidence of social-economic benefits of Fintech adoption (Senyo & Osabutey, 2020; Banna et al., 2021).

One of the most widely known Fintech innovations is cryptocurrency. There are more than 6,000 cryptocurrencies currently in circulation, however, there have been just a few cases of digital currencies becoming legal tender, for example, El Salvador for example legalized Bitcoin. Other countries are banning cryptocurrency and making any transactions with crypto illegal, for example China, or exploring the potential of the Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). While there are many types of digital assets currently in circulation, mineable cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum attract the largest attention among individual and institutional investors, and scalability and environmental sustainability of these networks generate further debates in this area. The majority of mining pools are concentrated in emerging markets with relatively inexpensive energy, therefore regulatory announcements and energy markets may cause migrations of miners across borders and countries changing the environmental impacts of cryptocurrency market growth, and also affect the dynamics of co-movements between cryptocurrency markets and other financial assets.

Therefore, this special issue aims to collect evidence on Fintech and cryptocurrency specifically relevant for emerging economies. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Financial inclusion in emerging markets;
  • Fintech regulation in emerging markets;
  • Financial contagion and spillover effect between digital assets and emerging markets;
  • Cryptocurrency mining in emerging markets and its impacts on energy prices;
  • Diversification benefits for investors based in emerging markets;
  • Global and regional perspectives on Fintech adoption;
  • Decentralised Finance in emerging countries;
  • Impact of cryptocurrency uncertainty on emerging markets;
  • Fintech and financial stability in emerging markets.
  • Other relevant topics.

All submitted papers have to be within the scope of Emerging Markets Review journal. Comparative studies that take global and regional perspectives on Fintech adoption, as well as detailed single country studies that address critical policy issues and have significant global and regional implications, and papers that address the interactions of national and international financial architecture can be considered for publication. We especially welcome papers that take institutional as well as financial perspectives.

Guest Editors: Sofia Johan, Florida Atlantic University, USA; Larisa Yarovaya, University of Southampton, UK; and John Sedunov, Villanova University, USA.

There is a submission fee of US$ 75. Submitted articles should be consistent with the aims and scope of the journal. The submission system is open now and the closing date for submissions is 30 January 2022. Please indicate that your submission is for consideration for the Special Issue ‘Fintech adoption in emerging countries: cryptocurrencies and beyond” in the cover letter.

All papers will be double blind refereed in the usual way. Authors should submit their work via the journal’s website:

http://www.journals.elsevier.com/emerging-markets-review.

P.K. Senyo, E.L. Osabutey (2020). Unearthing antecedents to financial inclusion through FinTech innovations. Technovation, 98  , Article 102155, 10.1016/j.technovation.2020.102155

Banna, H., Mia, M.A., Nourani, M, Yarovaya, L. (2021). Fintech-based Financial Inclusion and Risk-taking of Microfinance Institutions (MFIs): Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa. Finance Research Letters, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.frl.2021.102149

 

Attention: Submission to EMR is open Now!

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.

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

Sponsors

Founded in 2019, SAI is a global computing & energy operator who empowers high-performance chips with clean energy. Adhering to the corporate vision of “energy-driven computing, computing-driven future”, SAI’s mission is to enable everyone to use cleaner and more affordable computing power, electricity and heat resources. SAI uses the power of technology to accelerate the reduction of entropy and continue to create value for market customers and partners.

Research in International Business and Finance (RIBAF) seeks to consolidate its position as a premier scholarly vehicle of academic finance. The Journal publishes high quality, insightful, well-written papers that explore current and new issues in international finance.

The Journal of Asian Business and Economic Studies (published by the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City) offers the fast-tracking process for the accepted papers in Cryptocurrency Research Conference 2021.

The Review of Corporate Finance (Official Page; Copy of Hardcover of the journal) (RCF) offers an outlet for high-quality scholarly work on corporate finance. RCF welcomes both empirical and theoretical studies on corporate finance. RCF also welcomes methodological contributions, commentaries and review articles.