Polimi Fintech Journey

May 9, 2018 – May 10, 2018

From Blockchain&Bitcoin to Distributed Ledger Technologies, Smart Contracts and Cryptocurrencies in Finance


Politecnico di Milano
Dipartimento di Matematica


Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), Smart Contracts and Cryptocurrencies are attracting a lot of attention from the finance community. The incipit was the blockchain&bitcoin phenomenon but then the DLT technologies and Smart Contracts became a hot topic per se for the potentialities in the financial intermediation, payment system and trading/post-trading industry, cryptocurrencies became an investment class.

The conference proposes a self-contained journey on these topics. First of all, it provides a tutorial for people who want to know more about DLT and smart contracts starting from zero. Then the three sessions cover different topics: technical issues related to the potentialities of these technologies and tools (governance, smart contracts models, oracles role, voting systems); a deep dive on the economics and finance of DLT and smart contracts (game theoretic issues, investment, modeling of cryptocurrencies, digital cash, ICO market); a look at the applications to financial markets going beyond proofs of concept (trading and post trading industry, law issues, disintermediation).


Scientific committee: Emilio Barucci, Francesco Bruschi, Paolo Giudici, Daniele Marazzina

Organizing committee: Emilio Barucci, Daniele Marazzina, Anna Rho



Venue: Department of Mathematics, Politecnico di Milano, Via Bonardi 9, Milano



Conference: 100 euro (industry), 50 euro (academia), no fee (students)

Conference + IT tutorial: 200 euro (industry), 100 euro (academia), 50 (students)



Registrations closed






Slides are available here




May 9, 2018




9.00 am - 1.30 pm – Information Technology for DLTs

Daniele Marazzina – An introduction to DLTs

Francesco Bruschi e Vincenzo Rana - Developping Smart Contract

Stefano Leone - ICOs vs Kryptokitty




2.45 pm - 6.30 pm - Session 1. DLT and Smart Contracts

Andrea Bracciali - Decentralised governance?

Massimo Bartoletti - Models for Bitcoin smart contracts

Francesco Bruschi - Stretching our oracles farther: making smart contract aware of the world

Andrea Visconti - On the cryptography of DLT

Stefano Bistarelli - An End-to-end Voting-system Based on DLTs


May 10, 2018


9.30 am - 1.00 pm - Session 2. The economics and the Finance of DLT/smart contracts

Davide Grossi - Incentive Structures behind Consensus in Distributed Ledgers

Ferdinando Ametrano - Central bank digital cash and private monies

Simon Trimborn - Investing with Cryptocurrencies - A liquidity constrained investment approach

Gianna Figà Talamanca - Attention-based dynamics for BitCoin price modeling and applications

Giancarlo Giudici - The ICO market


2.45 pm - 6.15 pm – Session 3. Applications of DLT and smart contracts in finance

Giovanni Sartor - On Legal contracts, Imperative abd Declarative Smart Contracts and Blockchain Systems

Massimo Morini - Transforming Banks

Paolo Gianturco - DLT applications in the financial services industry: Smart Insurance

Giorgio Gasparri - Distributed ledger technology and financial markets

Claudio Impenna - DLT applications in the financial sector: the regulator's perspective


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1. Fintech al servizio del crowdinvesting

2. Moneta Virtuale

3. Applicazione della network analysis ai mercati finanziari

4. Distributed Ledger Technology e capital markets

5. La rivoluzione digitale nel mondo della consulenza finanziaria

6. Cyber security e finanza







Per informazioni contattare qfinlab@polimi.it




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