Crypto Law Seminar

The Crypto Law Seminar is a forum for in-depth discussion of new academic works. We intend to focus on legal arguments related to public permissionless blockchains (e.g., Bitcoin, Ethereum). If you have a draft or a recently published paper that you’d like to be discussed during our seminars, please get in touch!

The seminars are free and fully online, but we require separate registration for each seminar. We will email the link to the online meeting for each seminar to those registered. If you want to be informed about the upcoming seminars, please sign up for the newsletter.

The seminars are be pre-read. This means that the author of the paper will not present the paper and the audience will be expected to have read the paper. For each paper, we will aim to have at least one commentator (not the author), to start the discussion.

We will circulate papers at least two weeks before the seminar to those who register.

To facilitate free discussion, we will not record the seminars and we will ask the audience not to record either. We also ask the participants to follow the Chatham House rule. We may take and publish notes from our discussions, respecting the Chatham House rule (without indicating who said what, only that something was said during the discussion).

Planned and past seminars

All seminars to start at 07:00 (AM) Pacific / 10:00 (AM) Eastern / 15:00 (PM) London / 16:00 (PM) Central European.
The seminars are scheduled for 75 minutes.

2024.05.17 (17 May)
“MEV on Ethereum: A Policy Analysis” (M. Barczentewicz) and “Blockchain Transaction Ordering as Market Manipulation” (M. Barczentewicz, N. Vasan, A. Sarch)
2024.05.24 (24 May)
"Battle of the Crypto Bots: Automated Transaction Copying in Decentralized Finance” (M. Barczentewicz, N. Vasan, A. Sarch)
2024.05.31 (31 May)
“Crypto-Asset Market Abuse Under EU MiCA” (M. Barczentewicz, A. de Gândara Gomes)
[notes from the seminar]
2024.06.07 (7 June)
“Transaction Execution on Ethereum Decentralized Exchanges (DEX) From a Legal Perspective” (M. Barczentewicz, N. Vasan)
[notes from the seminar]
2024.06.28 (28 June) [REGISTER]
“Regulatory Implications of MEV Mitigations” (Yan Ji and James Grimmelmann)
Further seminars to be announced. If you have a draft or a recently published paper that you’d like to be discussed during our seminars, please get in touch!