Crypto-Currency

About

Crypto-currencies, such as Bitcoin, continue to gain adoption while raising unique issues with current law and policy. Our research takes an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the interactions between technology, policy, and law for cryptocurrencies.


People

Tadayoshi Kohno

Computer Science & Engineering – University of Washington

Emily McReynolds

Tech Policy Lab – University of Washington

Franziska Roesner

Computer Science & Engineering – University of Washington

Adam Lerner

Computer Science & Engineering – University of Washington

Will Scott

Computer Science & Engineering – University of Washington


Research

Cryptographic Currencies from a Tech-Policy Perspective: Policy Issues and Technical Directions

This paper studies the legal and policy issues surrounding crypto currencies, such as Bitcoin, and how those issues interact with technical design options. It was presented at the 2015 Financial Cryptography and Data Security Conference.
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Events

The Future of Payment Workshop

Is Bitcoin the future of money? Maybe not, but blockchain technology could be. From Bitcoin and Circle, to Venmo and Square Cash, there are many new popular forms of mobile payment. In this one day workshop we explored both the technical and regulatory developments, with an eye towards what the future of payment could be.
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