Program

Presentations live, 15 min each. Sessions include an additional 15 min for intro, Q&A and transitions

Thursday, Nov 18, 2021 (all times in EST timezone)

9 - 9:05am Welcome: Hanna Halaburda (NYU)

9:05 - 10am Keynote 1: Joseph Halpern (Cornell University), Distributed Computing Meets Game Theory: Fault Tolerance and

Implementation with Cheap Talk

10 - 10:10am Break

10:10 - 11:25 am Session 1: Role of consensus protocol in stability and scalability of blockchains, chair: Paul Scott (NYU)

Nikhil Malik, Manmohan Aseri, Param Vir Singh and Kannan Srinivasan. Why Bitcoin will Fail to Scale? : Economics of Collusion on Bitcoin

Kose John, Thomas Rivera and Fahad Saleh. Economic Implications of Scaling Blockchains: Why the Consensus Protocol Matters

Zhichun Lu, Runchao Han and Jiangshan Yu. General Congestion Attack on HTLC-Based Payment Channel Networks

Itay Tsabary, Alexander Spiegelman and Ittay Eyal. Tuning PoW with Hybrid Expenditure

11:25 - 11:35 am Break

11:35 - 12:35 pm Session 2: Safety of digital decentralized payments, chair: Yannis Bakos (NYU)

Ittay Eyal. On Cryptocurrency Wallet Design

Sanaz Taheri Boshrooyeh, Oskar Thoren, Barry Whitehat, Wei Jie Koh, Onur Kilic and Kobi Gurkan. 17/WAKU2-RLNRELAY: Privacy-Preserving Peer-to-Peer Economic Spam Protection

Takeshi Nakai and Kazumasa Shinagawa. Secure Computation with Non-equivalent Penalties in Constant Rounds

12:35 - 12:50pm Break

12:50 - 1:35pm Keynote 2: David Parkes (Harvard University), Mechanism Design for the Blockchain Transaction-Fee Market

1:35 - 1:45pm Break

1:45 - 3pm Session 3: Design and Usage of Tokens, chair: Scott Kominers (Harvard University)

Charles Kahn, Maarten van Oordt and Yu Zhu. Best Before? Expiring Central Bank Digital Currency and Loss Recovery

Michael Lee, Antoine Martin and Robert Townsend. Optimal Design of Tokenized Markets

Simon Mayer. Token-Based Platforms and Speculators

Rowena Gan, Gerry Tsoukalas and Serguei Netessine. To Infinity and Beyond: Financing Platforms with Uncapped Crypto Tokens


Day 2: Fri, Nov 19, 2021

9am - 10am Session 4: Information frictions in crypto markets, chair: Ariel Zetlin-Jones (Carnegie Mellon University)

Lin William Cong, Xi Li, Ke Tang and Yang Yang. Crypto Wash Trading (recipient of the Best Paper Award)

Dan Amiram, Evgeny Lyandres and Daniel Rabetti. Competition and Product Quality: Fake Trading on Crypto Exchanges

Danqi Hu, Sarit Markovich and Valerie Zhang. Transparency and Learning in Decentralized Finance

10 - 10:15am Break

10:15 - 11:30am Session 5: Market automation enabled by smart contracts, chair: Katrin Tinn (McGill University)

Ganesh Viswanath-Natraj and Roman Kozhan. Decentralized Stablecoins and Collateral Risk

Pavel Kireyev and Ruiqi Lin. Infinite but Rare: Valuation and Pricing in Marketplaces for Blockchain-Based Nonfungible Tokens

Andreas Park. The Conceptual Flaws of Constant Product Automated Market Making

Jun Aoyagi and Yuki Ito. Coexisting Exchange Platforms: Limit Order Books and Automated Market Makers

11:30 - 11:45 am Break

11:45am - 12:30pm Keynote 3: Catherine Tucker (MIT), Blockchain and Privacy

12:30 - 12:45 pm Break

12:45 - 1:45 pm Session 6: Arbitrage in decentralized exchanges, chair: David Yermack (NYU)

Alfred Lehar and Christine Parlour. Decentralized Exchanges

Maurice Herlihy and Daniel Engel. Loss and Slippage in Networks of Automated Market Makers

Ruizhe Jia and Agostino Capponi. The Adoption of Blockchain-Based Decentralized Exchanges

1:45 - 1:55pm Break

1:55 - 2:45 pm Panel on Importance of Connecting between Fields in Blockchain Research

Jacob Leshno (University of Chicago)

Maria Potop-Butucaru (Sorbonne)

Ken Rogoff (Harvard University)

Fahad Saleh (Wake Forest University)

Amy Whitaker (New York University)

Moderated by Hanna Halaburda (NYU)

2:45 - 3 pm Asseth-Kaiko Best Paper Prize Announcement and Farewell: Hanna Halaburda (NYU)