CfC St. Moritz Academic Research Track

January 12, 2024, St. Moritz, Switzerland

Organised by the UZH Blockchain Center

Important Dates

The CfC St. Moritz Academic Research Track will be co-located with the 6th Crypto Finance Conference and will take place on January 12, 2024, at the Suvretta House in St. Moritz, Switzerland

Extended Deadline: 24.11.23

Author Notification: 15.12.23

Camera-ready: 05.01.24


We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the authors and co-authors for their valuable submissions, which have significantly contributed to the success of this conference.

Sr No. TopicSpeaker(s)
1.Keynote 1Lin William Cong
2.Contributed Talk 1
Leveraging Social Media Sentiments and Ethical Signals for NFT Valuation
Luyao Zhang, Yutong Sun, Yutong Quan, Jiaxun Cao, Kyrie Zhou and Xin Tong
3.Contributed Talk 2
Shared Sequencing and Latency Competition as a Noisy Contest
Akaki Mamageishvili and Jan Christoph Schlegel
4.Contributed Talk 3
Identifying Arbitrage Paths and Loops on Decentralized Exchanges
Yu Zhang, Tao Yan, Jianhong Lin, Benjamin Kraner and Claudio Tessone
6.Keynote 2Leemon Baird
7.Contributed Talk 4
Impermanent Loss Conditions: An Analysis of Decentralized Exchange Platforms
Matthias Hafner and Helmut Dietl
8.Contributed Talk 5
Cross-border Exchange of CBDCs using Layer-2 Blockchain
Krzysztof Gogol, Johnnatan Messias, Malte Schlosser, Benjamin Kraner and Claudio Tessone
9.Contributed Talk 6
Market Neutral Liquidity Provision
Basile Maire
Marcus Wunsch
10.Poster 1
Blockchain Effect in Public Services: The Risk-benefit Analysis in Terms of Land Registries
Ipek Atac
11.Poster 2
Deep Learning-Based Multimodal Forecasting for Cryptocurrency Trends
Yihang Fu, Mingyu Zhou and Luyao Zhang
12.Poster 3
Transforming Healthcare Information Systems through the Integration of Blockchain
Dongfang Wu, Chenkai Wu and Luyao Zhang
13.Poster 4
The Impact of Incidents on Crypto Markets: An Analysis of CeFi and DeFi Trust Mechanism
Xintong Wu, Yutong Quan, Wanlin Deng and Luyao Zhang
14.Poster 5
Switzerland Towards a Leading Power Promoting Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Interoperability
Carlos Alberto Durigan Junior, Claudio Juan Tessone and Fernando José Barbin Laurindo
15.Poster 6
DeFi Yield Curve and Interest Rate Swaps: A Pricing Model and Bootstrapping Strategy
Mauricio Hernandes and Iain Clark
16.Poster 7
Towards a Blockchain-based Ecosystem for Museums
Yunxiu Zhou and Claudio Tessone
17.Poster 8
Early Detection of Scam Cryptocurrencies With AI
Gleb Kurovskiy and Natalia Rostova
18.Poster 9
The Involvement of Contributors in Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) Governance
Stefan Kitzler, Stefano Balietti, Pietro Saggese, Bernhard Haslhofer and Markus Strohmaier
19.Poster 10
Uniswap Daily Transactions Indices by Network
Nir Chemaya, Lin William Cong, Emma Jorgensen, Dingyue Liu and Luyao Zhang
20.Poster 11
An Economic Framework to Evaluate AMM Designs
Davide Crapis and Julian Ma
21.Poster 12
A Decentralized Identity Bridge for Usable Blockchain-backed Self-Sovereign Identity
Felix Hoops and Florian Matthes
22.Poster 13
Incentive Non-Compatibility of Optimistic Rollups
Daji Landis
23.Poster 14
Designing a Blockchain-based Data Market and Data Pricing
Ingrid Bauer-Hänsel, Qianyu Liu, Claudio J. Tessone and Gerhard Schwabe
24.Poster 15
Analysing Reward Dynamics and Decentralisation in Ethereum 2.0
Tao Yan, Sheng-Nan Li, Benjamin Kraner, Luyao Zhang and Claudio J. Tessone
25.Poster 16
Enforcement of Royalties and Information Production in the NFT Market
Natalia Rostova, Alexey Khazanov and Gleb Kurovskiy
26.Poster 17
Token-Incentivized Participatory Sensing with DePIN
Michael Chiu, Mahajan Sachit, Mark C. Ballandies and Uros Kalabic
27.Poster 18
Proof-of-Stake Protocols Modelling: An Extensible Framework for Incentives Design
Sheng-Nan Li, Jiahua Xu, Paolo Tasca and Claudio J. Tessone
28.Poster 19
Divide et conquera: Winning the reward pot of storage incentives
Vahid Heidaripour Lakhani, Kristian Horve Tjessem, Vero Estrada-Galiñanes and Leander Jehl
29.Poster 20
System Architecture of Liquid Staking Protocols
Krzysztof Gogol, Yaron Velner and Claudio Tessone
30.Poster 21
Detecting Arbitrages on a First-Come-First-Served Blockchain
Burak Öz, Jonas Gebele and Florian Matthes
31.Invited Talk 1
Using the Blockchain for Financial Inclusion: Pensions for the Poor
Thorsten Hens
32.Contributed Talk 7
The Economics of Blockchain Governance: Evaluate Liquid Democracy on the Internet Computer
Yulin Liu and Luyao Zhang
33.Contributed Talk 8
Do you need a Zero Knowledge Proof?
Jens Ernstberger, Stefanos Chaliasos, Liyi Zhou, Philipp Jovanovic and Arthur Gervais
34.Invited Talk 2
Regulation of cryptoassets in a Decentralized Environment
Rolf Weber

Call for Papers

Join us at the CfC St. Moritz Academic Research Track (CfC-SMART24) to explore the challenges, opportunities, and governance of Decentralised Finance (DeFi) and Blockchain ecosystems. This exclusive conference brings together influential opinion leaders, investors, and experts from the traditional finance sector and the crypto industry. We seek original research contributions on topics such as decentralised finance, regulation, risk management, governance mechanisms, and economic incentives within blockchain protocols. The accepted papers will be presented at the conference, providing a unique opportunity to engage with industry leaders and policymakers. Submit your extended abstracts or full papers to be part of this prestigious event shaping the future of finance.

CfC-SMART24 is calling for submissions in the following areas of interest:

  • Decentralized finance (DeFi)
  • Behavioural finance
  • Cryptoeconomics
  • Tokenomics
  • Economic and monetary aspects of cryptocurrencies
  • Non Fungible Tokens 
  • Novel financial Instruments
  • Smart contracts design and security
  • Risk and resilience in (Decentralised) financial systems
  • Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs)
  • Fraud detection
  • Risk management
  • Consensus Protocols
  • Blockchain protocols, Proof-of-Work, -Stake, – Authority
  • Empirical studies
  • AI/ML Application to DeFi
  • Digital asset management
  • Maximum Extractable Value (MEV)

Other topics in distributed ledger technologies in the spirit of the above will also be considered. Authors are invited to submit submissions describing original, previously unpublished work that is not currently being reviewed by another conference, workshop, or journal.

Keynote Speakers

Cornell University
Hedera, Swirlds Labs

Conference Organisation

Conference Chairs

  • Claudio J. Tessone, University of Zurich
  • Thomas Moser, Swiss National Bank

Steering Committee

  • Alfred Taudes, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Pinar Çağlayan Aksoy, Bilkent University
  • Fabian Schär, University of Basel

Organising Committee

  • Nicolo Stöhr, CfC St. Moritz
  • Benjamin Kraner, University of Zurich
  • Ece Su Ustun, University of Zurich

Programme Committee

  • Shengnan-Li, University of Zurich (Chair)
  • Bernhard Haslhofer, Complexity Science Hub Vienna (Co-Chair)
  • Nicolò Vallarano, University of Zurich
  • Carlo Campajola, University College London
  • Matija Piškorec, Rudjer Bošković Institute
  • Paolo Tasca, University College London
  • Co-Pierre Georg, University of Cape Town
  • Burak Öz, Technische Universität München
  • Krzysztof Gogol, University of Zurich
  • Luyao Zhang, Duke Kunshan University
  • Florian Spychiger, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
  • Jiahua Xu, University College London
  • Pietro Saggese, Complexity Science Hub Vienna
  • Krzysztof Paruch, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Egemen Eren, Bank of International Settlement (BIS)
  • André Janssen, Radboud University
  • Nilay Dayanc Kuzeyli, New York University 
  • Lokke Moerel, Tilburg University
  • Peter Mezei, University of Szeged
  • Marta Infantino, University of Trieste
  • Christoph Siebenbrunner, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Prof. Mateja Durovic, King’s College London

See you next time!!