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2021- The Year of the NFT
2021 is shaping up to be the year of the non-fungible token (NFT). NFTs are blockchain registered rights to digital assets, such as artwork, collectables, music and video, and virtual world assets. Features of NFTs such as secure ownership and the new forms of asset conceptualisation speak in favour of NFTs as an asset class.
However, there are some features that are problematic. These include environmental costs and a core doubt as to just how non-fungible a digital asset really can be. We are interested in fundamental research issues around NFTs, in pricing and valuation questions, and in future development potential. The new conceptualisation of assets from an NFT perspective would also be interesting to explore from a business potential perspective.
Rennes School of Business, April 7-8 2022
1st CryptoAssets and Digital Asset Investment Workshop
Conference Booklet now available
The conference covers all economic and financial aspects of crypto investment, including the pronounced rise in 2021 of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as cryptocurrency and blockchain derived assets. Of particular interest, are strategic perspectives, investment performance perspectives, as well as alternative asset comparisons. Related to this we welcome DeFi based proposals – such as financial strategies and approaches to DeFi markets.
Papers at this symposium may be invited to submit for publication in Journal of Behavioural and Experimental Finance (Guest Editor Samuel Vigne, Trinity Business School and Saqib Aziz, Rennes School of Business) , Finance Research Letters (Guest Editors Michael Dowling, DCU Business School and Roman Matkovskyy, Rennes School of Business) and International Review of Economics and Finance ( Guest Editor Michael Dowling, DCU Business School) Selected papers may also be invited to submit to the Journal of Alternative Investments and International Review of Financial Analysis.
We also welcome proposals for roundtables, panel presentations and workshops.
Papers for the SI's must have been presented at the conference , and will have submission fees for the journal submission waived. For all journals we aim to complete the review process with a maximum of two drafts (i.e., a single ‘revise and resubmit’) before a final decision is made -- unless special circumstances call for an additional revision round.
15 January: Deadline for papers and workshop proposals
31 January: Decisions communicated
Submissions are now open, please submit here
Papers and workshop proposals are invited that address the following issues
Pricing crypto assets and cryptocurrencies
Environmental aspects of crypto assets and other cryptocurrencies
Connections and spillover relationships between cryptocurrencies, crypto-assets, and other asset classes
Investment and portfolio aspects of cryptocurrency and crypto asset investment
Behavioural economics of cryptocurrency as an investment
Cryptocurrency assets as an asset class
DeFI and its potential in the investment and asset management industry
Blockchain applications in asset management, investment and wealth management