Special Issue "Cryptocurrencies in the Global Financial System"

A special issue of Journal of Risk and Financial Management (ISSN 1911-8074). This special issue belongs to the section "Financial Technology and Innovation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Nikola Gradojevic
Guest Editor
Lang School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Finance, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1, Canada
Interests: market microstructure; high-frequency finance; international finance; risk management; forecasting; artificial intelligence (e.g., neural networks and fuzzy logic); cryptocurrencies; technical trading; asset price volatility; bubbles and jumps

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Despite the rapid growth of cryptocurrencies over the past decade and their increasing importance for the global financial system, there are a number of underexplored research topics that could be pursued in the future. The volatile and speculative nature of cryptocurrencies has experienced additional challenges from increased government regulation (e.g., China and Russia), which warrants deeper analyses of the relationship between central bank policies and cryptocurrencies. Additionally, it would be valuable to investigate the impacts of cryptoassets on the foreign exchange market, portfolio investment, risk management, and the underlying market microstructure mechanisms, especially at higher frequencies. In relation to the latter, studying the direct and indirect network effects among cryptocurrencies in terms of risk spillovers and for improved forecasting would be beneficial. Considering that traditional fundamental variables used in asset valuation (i.e., financial statements) are not available for cryptocurrencies, research efforts may be aided by technical indicators and artificial intelligence (machine learning) techniques. This Special Issue will concentrate on all of the above potential research avenues in order to gain a better understanding of the role of cryptocurrencies in the global financial system.

Prof. Dr. Nikola Gradojevic
Guest Editor

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  • cryptocurrencies
  • international financial markets
  • market microstructure
  • forecasting
  • technical analysis
  • artificial intelligence
  • machine learning
  • network effects
  • risk management

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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