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Announcement: Open Research Seminar on Сrypto-assets and Whether They Need to Be Regulated

08 June 2018

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The National Bank of Ukraine invites representatives of academic and expert communities to attend the next open research seminar on “Money in the past and in the 21st century: Principles of trust and performance”, which will take place on June 13, 2018. Dr. Gabriel Söderberg, a researcher in economic history at Uppsala University and an economist at Sveriges Riksbank, will discuss the phenomenon of crypto-assets (cryptocurrency).


The speaker will review different theories of money and the nature of developments of crypto-assets. More specifically, Dr. Gabriel Söderberg is concerned with the problem of whether crypto-assets can be classified as money, pose any risk to financial stability, and hence should be regulated.


The seminar’s working language will be English.


The research paper is available at link.


Seminar venue: room 218, 9, Instytutska St., Kyiv. The venue can be accessed via the central entrance.


The seminar starts at 2 p.m. Registration of participants will take place from 1.45 p.m. to 1.55 p.m. To be admitted into the NBU, which is a restricted access facility, you must show your ID.


In order to participate in the seminar, please submit an application stating your forename, surname, place of employment, and contact details (telephone, e-mail) to research@bank.gov.ua. The application deadline is 4 p.m. on 12 June 2018. Given the limited number of available seats, the NBU reserves the right to accept or reject applications. Each participant will receive an email saying whether their application has been accepted or rejected.


The NBU invites researchers to present findings of their studies on issues related to the NBU’s activities and the operation of the financial system at the NBU’s research seminars. Email your proposals (stating a desired seminar date, presentation materials, an executive summary and/or draft contributions) to the NBU Research Division of the Monetary Policy and Economic Analysis Department (email: research@bank.gov.ua).


The materials of previous open research seminars are available at link.


The NBU launched open research seminars in July 2015. These seminars provide an opportunity to the representatives of the academic and expert community, international financial institutions, other central banks, and the NBU to share their research findings, and to discuss them with their peers.



Last modification   08.06.2018