Birmingham Law School awarded funding for Crypto-currency (Bitcoin) conference

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: controllingcryptocurrencies.wordpress.com