The success of Bitcoin, a decentralized cryptographic currency, and the many alternative cryptocurrencies it has inspired has raised new research questions on the opportunities and risks of these currencies, as well as the potential applications of the underlying blockchain technology. A growing number of research papers have appeared in multiple disciplines, spanning a range of outlets, including top security conferences, legal journals, and reports of international financial organizations. This workshop aims to bring together interested scholars who study cryptocurrencies and their surrounding ecosystems from a technical or socio-economic perspective.

Financial Cryptography and Data Security is a major international forum for research, advanced development, education, exploration, and debate regarding information assurance, with a specific focus on commercial contexts. The conference covers all aspects of securing transactions and systems. Original works focusing on both fundamental and applied real-world deployments on all aspects surrounding commerce security are solicited. Submissions need not be exclusively concerned with cryptography. Systems security and inter-disciplinary works are particularly encouraged.


Daron Acemoglu, Asuman Ozdaglar




American Economic Review, (105)2, 564-608.


Blockchain, Computational Finance, Cryptography, and Cryptology