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*Webinar* Modelling the Economics of Cryptocurrencies

Modelling the Economics of Cryptocurrencies



Tuesday, 4 April 2017 

How can we model the economics of cryptocurrencies? What are the key questions to be answered? How can modelling provide insights? What are key variables to be considered? How to define plausible 'real-world' scenarios? Which models might be more relevant in the context of cryptocurrencies?
These are some of the questions being explored as part of a research project which explores the economics of cryptocurrencies, focusing on DasCoin, a hybrid cryptocurrency launched at the end of March which combines centralised and decentralised features of cryptocurrency approaches. The project runs an economic simulation of DasCoin under various scenarios taking into account variables such as conversion rates, market capitalisation and volatility. More information...

During this webinar, Z/Yen's research team will discuss modelling the economics of cryptocurrencies. A Q&A session will then give the opportunity to the audience to share comments and insights.


  • Introduction - Michael Mainelli, Z/Yen Group
  • Presentation "Modelling the Economics of Cryptocurrencies: the example of DasCoin" - Matthew Leitch, Z/Yen Group
  • Discussion and Q&A kicked off by Dr Dionysios Demetis, University of Hull 
  • Concluding Remarks & Next Steps - Michael Mainelli, Z/Yen Group




13:00 to 14:00 BST


Professor Michael Mainelli, Z/Yen Group

Matthew Leitch, Senior Researcher, Z/Yen Group

Dr. Dionysios Demetis, Lecturer in Management Systems, University of Hull 


WEBINAR (Citrix Go To Webinar)


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