Image of the June 2015 Cryptocurrencites conference at Birmingham Law School

Birmingham Law School lecturer Tatiana Cutts and Professor Joanna Gray have been awarded funding by the Modern Law Review for an international interdisciplinary conference on crypto-currencies.

Bitcoin is the poster child for a payment technology revolution. Some of its benefits are manifest, but there is very little research into potential risks created by use of crypto-currencies, and how best to manage them. The purpose of the conference is to bring together practitioners, stakeholders, financial regulators, and academics to discuss the most important issues raised by crypto-currencies, with a view to creating a solid research platform to inform emerging regulatory and private law frameworks.

The conference will take place at the University of Birmingham on 12 June 2015.

More information and a call for papers can be found at the conference website: