CAL2020: Online streaming, October the 27th, 2020

The 2nd Crypto Asset Lab Conference

Abstract submission deadline: August 15, 2020 (web form)


Theme and Topics

The conference welcomes original works on all aspects of bitcoin and crypto assets, especially those pertaining to investment, banking, finance, monetary economics, and regulation. Both fundamental theory and real-world deployments are encouraged, with interdisciplinary efforts being particularly appreciated. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Cryptocurrency adoption and transition dynamics
  • Relation of cryptocurrencies to other payment systems
  • Digital cash and payment systems
  • The Bitcoin protocol and extensions
  • Proof-of-work, -stake, -burn
  • Applications using or built on top of Bitcoin
  • Distributed consensus protocols
  • Permissioned and permissionless distributed ledgers
  • Blockchain cryptography applications
  • Scriptural money
  • Economics and/or game theoretic analysis of cryptocurrency protocols
  • Economic and monetary aspects of cryptocurrencies
  • Stablecoins
  • Legal and regulatory issues
  • Legal, ethical and societal aspects of (decentralized) cryptocurrencies
  • Security and utility tokens
  • Smart contracts and financial instruments
  • Forensics and monitoring

Invited Speakers

  • Gur Huberman, Columbia Business School

Organizing Committee

  • Program Chairs
    • Ferdinando M. Ametrano, Digital Gold Institute
    • Paola A. Bongini, University of Milano-Bicocca
  • General Chair
    • Paolo Mazzocchi, Digital Gold Institute
  • Program Committee - Academic Perspective
    • Filippo Annunziata, Bocconi University
    • Fabio Bellini, University of Milano-Bicocca
    • Luca Fantacci, Bocconi University
    • Gianna Figà-Talamanca, University of Perugia
    • Gianfranco Forte, University of Milano-Bicocca
    • Paolo Giudici, University of Pavia
    • Daniele Marazzina, Politecnico di Milano
    • Francesca Mattassoglio, University of Milano-Bicocca
    • Antonella Sciarrone Alibrandi, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
    • Andrea Perrone, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  • Program Committee - Business and Technical Perspective
    • Riccardo Casatta, Blockstream
    • Gregorio De Felice, Intesa Sanpaolo
    • Paolo Gianturco, Deloitte Consulting
    • Demelza Hays, CryptoResearch.Report
    • Elaine Ou, Global Financial Access

Publication Opportunities

Selected high quality papers presented at the conference will be invited for submission to a special issue of the Economic Notes (EN) journal. The papers must fall within the scope of EN, that is to provide a forum for rigorous theoretical and empirical macro and micro economic and financial analysis of the development, evolutions, and perspectives of crypto assets. All the submissions will be subject to the standard EN review process.

Paper Submission

Papers must be submitted via the web form. Important Dates:

  • Abstract submission: August 15, 2020
  • Abstract acceptance: August 27, 2020
  • Paper submission: September 27, 2020
  • Conference: October 27, 2020

Abstract submissions must include titles, authors, abstracts, topics, etc. (everything except the final PDF of the paper). The program selection criteria include the nature of the research topic, the economic implications of the research, and the academic quality of the research design. Authors may submit only work that does not substantially overlap with work that is currently submitted or has been accepted for publication to any other peer-reviewed conference/workshop with proceedings or a journal. We consider double submission serious research fraud and will treat it as such. Note that it is acceptable for papers to appear in non-peer-reviewed formats (for example, as technical reports or in online archives such as ePrint). In case of doubt contact the program chair for any clarifications at


Attending the conference will require a registration: a registration form will be available here soon.


The Conference will be held in person at the University of Milano-Bicocca or in live streaming, depending on the evolution of the global health crisis.

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Conference Sponsors

To sponsor the conference please contact the general chair at


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