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State of Cryptoeconomics Research[Lecture Series FS2019]


Dr Shermin Voshmgir (Vienna University of Economics and Business)


 The talk will give an overview of the research areas that derive from the emergence of blockchains and similar DLTs, touching all aspects of of the technology from deep stack questions around consensus mechanisms to application layer question, including derived interdisciplinary questions from cryptogovernance, cryptoeconomics, and cryptolaw. Focus of the talk will be on the activities in Vienna around the Cryptoeconomics Research lab as well as the Austrian Blockchain Center. Special focus will be dedicated to the activities around “Token Engineering” and “Token Economy”.


Tuesday, February 19th 2019



Rämistrasse 71, 8001 Zürich


Dr Shermin Voshmgir

Shermin Voshmgir is the director of the interdisciplinary Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics at the Vienna University of Economics, founded in January 2018. The aim of this research lab is to coordinate all Blockchain related research activities in a multi facettet and interdisciplinary way, build a competence center that connects researchers with practitioners and translates the know how into teaching. Prior to that she created the BlockchainHub in Berlin. She is currently an advisor of Jolocom, a blockchain based identity protocol and Wunder, a decentralized Art Museum. In the past, she was a curator of TheDAO and on the advisory board of the Estonian E-residency. Shermin also speaks at conferences and consults on implications and applications of Blockchain and other DLTs, with special focus on the “Token Economy”. The first dedicated research focus is on sustainability and social impact of future technologies – the intersection of Blockchain with AI and IoT. Shermin did her PhD in IT-Management at the Vienna University of Economics at the Department for Information Systemes. The topic of her thesis was to evaluate the impact of XML with real option analysis. Furthermore, she studied film and drama in Madrid. Her past work experience ranges from internet start-ups, IT consulting & filmmaking. She is Austrian, with Iranian roots, and lives between Vienna and Berlin.


Time Speaker Event Title Presentations
18:15 -18:30Prof. Dr Claudio TessoneWelcome & Introduction
18:30 -19:15Dr Shermin VoshmgirState of Cryptoeconomics ResearchDownload
19:15 -19:30Q&A
19:30 -20:30Apéro


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