Cryptocurrencies & Speculation

- with H. Elendner, G. Caginalp, A. Almosova

Our goal is to construct a model of cryptocurrencies used as medium-of-exchange, but with circulating money supply choked by speculation. Our approach involves extending the model for prices of virtual currencies provided in Bolt and van Oordt (2020) with feedback effects from irrational traders, just following trends.

Analyzing the Velocity of Money of Bitcoin

I aim at analyzing the velocity of money for Bitcoin in depth, utilizing different definitions of the measure as proposed in Pernice, Gentzen and Elendner, 2021.


Blockchain Nights at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin [Homepage]

- co-organized since early 2018

The event series "Blockchain Nights" is held at the Weizenbaum Institute in cooperation with various chairs of the Humboldt University. The goal is the professional exchange on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology between business and academia. Events in the last two years included "#BCN015: Security of Smart Contract Platforms", "#BCN014: Exploring Blockchain Solutions to Fund Scientific Research", "#BCN013: Stocks, Bonds and Real Estate - Security Tokens as Application Case", and "#BCN012: Blockchain Technology - Fostering Self-Determination and Autonomy?" with a total of 20 speakers and nearly 400 audience registrations.

Project partners: Humboldt University Berlin (Institute for Applied Computer Science, Institute for Information Systems, Institute for Macroeconomics, LvB Chair for Statistics).