Bitcoin and Ethereum, two leading cryptocurrencies today by traffic and capitalization, produce new monetary units in regular intervals, automatically. This is usually rationalized theoretically by their supporters as if the artificially created scarcity of units prevents arbitrary decisions of financial authorities and inflation. However, this solution shapes the nature of these crypto-currencies and the traders’ business strategies. Other crypto-currencies decided on different ‘monetary policies.
It is to be noted that the so-called ‘real economy’ for the crypto world does not market for goods, services and material assets but regular finance. In this respect, the issues to be analyzed are: What are some unintended consequences of the chosen policies of creating units? Does this affect the development of new cryptocurrencies, new crypto products and crypto derivatives? Can we identify any general trend of developing monetary policies in the crypto world? What is the relationship between liquidity and price volatility of cryptocurrencies? On the background of crypto-finance development, the liquidity theory of money and related theories are to be examined. The research includes interviews with crypto-traders on the problem of liquidity of crypto-markets.
Speaker: Dr Željko Ivanković
Date: 21st February 2022
Time: 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm (SGT)
Venue: Microsoft Teams meeting
*Please note that this event is only for Amity-Teesside University students.