CAL2024: The 4th Crypto Asset Lab Conference

Investments, Economics, and Regulation for Bitcoin and Crypto-Assets

January, 11 and 12 - Milan (Italy) and online

The conference is online (web streamig) and in person at the Università Milano-Bicocca. To attend the conference in person get your ticket at the Eventbrite conference page.

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This page is a work in progress. Below the last year program is used as boiler-plate.

Day 1, January 11, 15:00-19:30 CET (UTC+1)

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Opening remarks

Lucia Alessi, DG Joint Research Centre - European Commission
Ferdinando M. Ametrano, Digital Gold Institute and Università Milano-Bicocca
Paola A. Bongini, Università Milano-Bicocca
Massimo De Rosa, Regione Lombarda


Crypto-Economics I

Moderator: Marco Petracco Giudici, DG Joint Research Centre - European Commission


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Challenges in Bitcoin Investing for HNWIs and Institutional Investors (slides)

Michele Mandelli, Managing Partner, CheckSig

Bitcoin has become an investable asset class, sought after by institutional investors and HNWIs. Anyway, in spite of a growing industry, investing still lacks simplicity, security and easy compliance. CheckSig addresses these issues with a unique value proposition and the strongest Bitcoin custody protocol in the world.




Crypto-Economics II

Moderator: Paola Bongini, Università Milano-Bicocca


Quantitative Modelling

Moderator: Daniele Marazzina, Politecnico di Milano


Closing remarks

Day 2, January 12, 15:00-19:30 CET (UTC+1)

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Keynote Speech

On decentralized protocols (slides)

Ricardo Pérez-Marco, CNRS, Université de Paris

After the success of Bitcoin as a decentralized payment network, a natural question is what type of protocols can be build using these decentralization ideas. It appears surprisingly difficult to build more general decentralized networks. We will explain why this is so, and what are the future challenges for this new technology.


Investments and Trading

Moderator: Gianfranco Forte, Università Milano-Bicocca


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Digital assets and the future of Financial Services (slides)

Paolo Gianturco, Senior Partner, Core Business Operations & FinTech Leader, Deloitte Consulting, DCM (Italy, Greece & Malta)

Deloitte's 2021 Global Blockchain Survey offers an overview of the role and the transformative impact that digital assets and blockchain technologies play in the FSI domain. It provides a picture of current and future expectations for the global financial services industry around digital assets, as well as their impacts and opportunities for the banking sector.




Fungible and Non-Fungible Tokens

Moderator: Gianna Figà-Talamanca, University of Perugia


Legal and Regulatory

Moderator: Francesca Mattassoglio, Università Milano-Bicocca


Closing remarks

CAL2024 Organizing Committee

  • Program Chairs
    • Ferdinando Ametrano, Digital Gold Institute and Università Milano-Bicocca
    • Paola A. Bongini, Università Milano-Bicocca
  • General Chair
    • Francesca Mattassoglio, Università Milano-Bicocca
  • Program Committee
    • Lucia Alessi - DG Joint Research Centre, European Commission
    • Filippo Annunziata - Università Bocconi
    • Simone Cortese - UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies
    • Gianna Figà-Talamanca - Università di Perugia
    • Gianfranco Forte - Università Milano-Bicocca
    • Paolo Giudici - Università di Pavia
    • Daniele Marazzina - Politecnico di Milano
    • Francesca Mattassoglio - Università Milano-Bicocca
    • Elaine Ou - Global Financial Access
    • Paolo Pagnottoni - Università di Pavia
    • Ricardo Pérez-Marco - CNRS, Université de Paris
    • Marco Petracco Giudici - DG Joint Research Centre, European Commission
    • Gina Pieters - University of Chicago
    • Carla Reyes - Southern Methodist University
    • Sandra Ro - Global Blockchain Business Council
    • Monica Rossolini - Università Milano-Bicocca
    • Stefan Scharnowski - University of Mannheim
    • Antonella Sciarrone Alibrandi - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
    • Maarten van Oordt - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
    • Angela Walch - St. Mary's University School of Law

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