CSH Workshop: “Decentralized Finance: Hype or Disruption?”

Jun 13, 2022

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This workshop is organized by Bernhard Haslhofer (CSH team leader CryptoFinance) and his team. The one-day event will take place on Monday, June 13, at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna.



Decentralized Finance (DeFi) stands for a new financial paradigm that aims to disrupt established financial services. It offers financial services through executable software programs deployed on distributed ledgers like Ethereum. Despite being a relatively recent development, we can observe rapid growth in DeFi protocols enabling lending of virtual assets, exchanging them for other virtual assets without intermediaries, or betting on future price developments in the form of derivatives like options and futures. However, research in this field is still in its infancy, and a broader understanding of opportunities and risks associated with DeFi is still missing.


This workshop aims to bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers with a shared interest in crypto assets and DeFi to discuss opportunities and risks associated with DeFi and to identify possible future collaboration opportunities and partnerships.




Rainer Böhme (University of Innsbruck, AT)

Andrea Canidio (IMT Lucca, IT)

Masarah Paquet Clouston (Univ. Montreal, CA)

Christian Diem (Complexity Science Hub Vienna, AT)

Nicola Dimitri (IMT Lucca, IT)

Alexander Eisl (ABC Research, AT)

Arthur Gervais (Imperial College London, UK)

Bernhard Haslhofer (Complexity Science Hub Vienna, AT)

Aljosha Judmayer (Univ. Vienna / SBA Research, AT)

Stefan Kitzler (Complexity Science Hub Vienna, AT)

Krzysztof Paruch (WU Vienna, AT)

Pietro Saggese (AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology / Complexity Science Hub, AT)

Esther Segalla (OeNB – Austrian Central Bank, AT)

Martin Summer (OeNB – Austrian Central Bank, AT)

Nicholas Stifter (Univ. Vienna / SBA Research, AT)

Andrea Xu (EPFL Lausanne, CH)

Marcus Wunsch (ZHAW School of Management and Law, CH)

Pirmin Fessler (OeNB – Austrian Central Bank, AT)

Burkhard Raunig (OeNB – Austrian Central Bank, AT)



Jun 13, 2022


Bernhard Haslhofer


Complexity Science Hub Vienna
Josefstaedter Straße 39
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