Introduction to Blockchain - Money, Ownership and Trust in a Decentralised System


From: Tuesday March 27, 2018, 12:15 pm

To: Tuesday March 27, 2018, 2:00 pm

An Introduction to Blockchain -  Money, Ownership and Trust in a Decentralised System

Presentation by Professor Uwe Dulleck, QUT

Join us for a presentation on this new technology that has important implications for business, regulators and the economy. Drawing on

insights from Information Technology and Security, Mathematics and Economics, the presentation will introduce the Distributed Ledger Technology (Blockchain), relying on the Bitcoin example to illustrate the challenges and the solutions Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) presents to allow people to exchange value in a decentralised system. The lecture will draw on the analogy of money (cash) as another decentralised system allowing people to exchange values and discuss how DLT solves the problem of ownership, transfer and storage of value. The aim is to enable economists in academia and the real world discuss potential application of DLT in a broad set of applications and research questions.

A light lunch will be served from 12.15pm.

About the Presenter

Uwe Dulleck is Professor of Economics at the QUT Business School, Honorary Professor of Behavioural Economics at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University, and Research Fellow of CESifo at the University of Munich. Uwe obtained his PhD from Humboldt University Berlin and his post-doctoral qualifications from the University of Vienna. His research focusses on the role of incentives, in particular in Expert Services, and on Behavioural Economics applied to Public Policy. His research is published in leading Economics journals, including the Journal of Economic Literature, the American Economic Review, the Journal of Public Economics and the Economic Journal, as well as in general interest science journals like Nature Biotechnology and PLOSone.




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