Dr Nikos Daskalakis


21st January 2021


MS Teams


The Crypto Market Ecosystem has emerged as the most profound application of blockchain technology in finance. In this talk, Nikos will introduce the main parts of this Ecosystem, walking us through the main features of the blockchain technology, the definitions, classifications and distinct characteristics of cryptocurrencies and tokens, how these are evaluated, how funds are raised in the cryptocurrency ecosystem (ICOs), and what the main regulatory approaches are.


Dr. Nikos Daskalakis has published in numerous top-rated academic journals (ABS:4) and his publications enjoy a high level of awareness with more than 1,200 citations. His current scientific interests lie in the area of crowdfunding, blockchain applications in finance and SMEs access to finance. His latest book (co-authored with Panagiotis Georgitseas), published by Routledge, London, in July 2020 is An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies: The Crypto Market Ecosystem, in which he adopts an integrated approach, linking traditional functions of the current financial system (payments, traded assets, fundraising, regulation) with the respective functions in the crypto market, to facilitate the reader in their understanding of how this new ecosystem works.