Franco-German Summer School for young researchers of Public Finances | Université de Lorraine / IRENEE

Our co-founder Fred Steinmetz presented at the event, highlighting the relevance of blockchain technology for addressing current and future issues in public finance. The presentation comprised topics such as central bank digital currency, Facebook-initiated digital currency Diem as well as artificial intelligence’s implications for public finance.

2021-06-24T08:25:26+00:00June 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Presentation on the overlaps of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency and gambling held at the Institute for Gambling and Society of the Ruhr Universität Bochum

In the event that is held monthly and covers latest topics and research relating to gambling, our co-founder Fred Steinmetz presented on the most important overlaps of blockchain, cryptocurrency and gambling by highlighting the phenomenon of ‘decentralized gambling’.

2021-06-11T09:11:31+00:00June 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Partnership with Popsicle Finance

The Blockchain Research Lab is pleased to announce a partnership with Popsicle Finance to start a research project in the area of Decentralized Finance (DeFi). Within the research project, the relevant DeFi ecosystem(s) will be mapped, market inefficiencies identified and possible yield optimization and hedging strategies will be analysed with the goal to make DeFi markets less risky and more efficient.

2021-06-24T08:14:33+00:00May 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs): Possible speculative bubble with potential for sustainable innovation

A new form of digital investment has hit the mainstream. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are following in the footsteps of cryptocurrencies, fetching large sums in digital auctions and sales. NFTs are unique certificates of authenticity on blockchains, usually issued by the creators of the underlying works (or assets).

2021-05-04T17:47:25+00:00April 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The “Musk Effect” – How Elon Musk’s tweets affect the cryptocurrency market

Based on an analysis of Elon Musk's recent crypto-related tweets, it is identified that some of them strongly influenced the short-term returns and trading volume of Bitcoin and Dogecoin. The results illustrate the influence of influential individuals on cryptocurrency markets.

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