Economics of Cryptocurrencies Summer School

AIM & FOCUS AREAS

The new distributed data structures (e.g. blockchains) and digital assets (e.g. cryptocurrencies) will foster novel services, business models and applications in the next years. These technologies can provide an automated and secure transaction infrastructure for next generation of smart systems while the voluntary user participation to the mining of cryptocurrencies could permit the development of new distributed services that offers an alternative to the advertisement-based revenue system used by most of the “free services” that are currently available. The Tehran Institute for Advanced Studies’ summer school on Economics of Cryptocurrencies aims at gathering together researchers and practitioners to focus on the new challenges posed by the cryptocurrencies with emphasis on economic aspect of it.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The summer school is intended for graduate students, scholars and practitioners with basic knowledge of cryptocurrencies and economics.


Organizers:
Executive Chair
Mohammad Morovati
Scientific Chair
Amin sadeghi
Mahdi Heidari
Organization Chair
Maryam Hejazinia
Dates: 17-19 July, 2018
VenueThe Economics of Crypotocurrencies Summer School will be held at Khatam University
This Summer School will be in Farsi.


Tuition: 1,000,000 Toman

(Payable at the first day of Summer School)


Speakers

MAHDI MOHSENI

A&M UNIVERSITY
Title of Presentations:

Payment Systems and Digital Currencies
Initial Coin Offerings
Blockchain in the Capital Markets
(Slides)
Mahdi Mohseni is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. He received his Ph.D. in finance in 2015 from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He also received M.Sc and B.Sc. degrees in industrial engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran. His current research focuses on corporate governance, control rights, and debt contracts.

AMIN SHAMS MOORKANI

UNIVERSITY OF  TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Title of Presentation:

Is Bitcoin Really Un-Tethered?

AMIN SADEGHI

UNIVERSITY OF TEHRAN
Title of presentations:

Opening and Introduction to Cryptocurrencies (Slides)
Mechanics of Bitcoin (Slides)
Ethereum and Smart Contract (Slides)
Mohammad Amin Sadeghi completed his PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently a faculty member in Computer Engineering at the University of Tehran. He is interested in cryptocurrencies and their applications.

BEHNAM BAHRAK

UNIVERSITY OF TEHRAN
Title of presentations:

Public Key Cryptography, Hash Functions and Digital Signature (part1)
Public Key Cryptography, Hash Functions and Digital Signature (part2)
(Slides)

HANZALEH AKBARI NODEHI

SHARIF UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Title of Presentation:
Smart Contract Programming
Researcher at Sharif Blockchain lab (decentralab.ir)
CTO at rastakms.ir

MOHAMMAD ALI MADDAH-ALI

SHARIF UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Title of Presentation:
Blockchain Practicalities

KAVEH MOSHTAGH

ARZNAMEH RESEARCH GROUP
Title of Presentation:
EOS, Cardano, Monero and other cryptos (Slides)
Blockchain researcher at Arznameh study group