Due to the emergence of decentralised consensus protocols, Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings are flourished in recent years. These markets are not as regulated as traditional financial markets but gain increasing attention from both individual and institutional investors.
This PhD project studies how blockchain technology can shape the finance industry. In particular, it focuses on how corporations address funding sources, capital structuring, accounting, and investment decisions in the presence of blockchain technology. The research will mainly use information economics as a theoretical foundation to explore the underlying trade-offs introduced by blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
Project keywords: Blockchain, Fintech, Information Economics
The candidate will need to submit a research proposal. Non-UK applicants must meet our English language entry requirement. Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Dr Tong Wang at the email address [Email Address Removed].