50p 2018

50p 2018

India's first independent conference on payments and the payment ecosystem

Pranay Prateek


Fundamentals of CryptoEconomics - Application in Blockchain

Submitted Nov 15, 2017

Blockchain and ICOs are the new buzzword of our times. But the real potential of blockchain lies in providing a new incentivisation mechanism through crypto-tokens. Cryptoeconomics is the branch which deals with design of mechanisms for incentivising desired goals in a blockchain based systems.

In this talk, I will discuss the fundamentals of cryptoeconomics and how it can be used for protocol design on blockchain. Audience will learn about fundamentals of cryptoeconomics, how it can be used for designing incentives for blockchain projects and introduction to mechanism design

It will be a beginner level talk, so any one broadly interested in blockchain technologies can attend the talk.


What is Crypto Economics?
Features of cryptoeconomic systems
Modelling crypto systems
Mechanism Design
Discussion of Casper protocol
Mechanism Design for blockchain projects

Speaker bio

I have been working as a freelancer in blockchain space for last 3-4 months. I have done consulting for more than 5 ICO projects in their initial research and putting their whitepaper together. I have been interested in the cryptoeconomics space since last 2-3 months.

Prior to this, I have worked as Product Manager in Microsoft and have also worked on developing biometric algorithms for fingerprint recognition.





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