Academic cryptocurrency journal Ledger is welcoming five new experts to its editorial team. Launched earlier this year, the journal focuses on articles about original research in all areas related to cryptocurrency and its crossovers with mathematics, computer science, engineering, law and economics. Last month, Ledger put out a Call for Papers for its initial issue and can now count Catherine Mulligan, William Knotenbelt, George Giaglis, Shin’ichiro Matsuo and Jon Matonis amongst its writers.
Mulligan and Knotenbelt have both joined from Imperial College London where they are co-directors of a new center called the Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering. Mulligan is a research fellow in the Business School and also in the Department of Computer Science whilst Knotenbelt is a Professor of Applied Quantitative Analysis and Director of Industrial Liaison in the Department of Computing.
Vice Rector and Professor of eBusiness at the Athens University of Economics and Business, Giaglis, has published articles in journals and international conferences, including the Information Systems Journal, the International Journal of Electronic Commerce, and the International Journal of Information Management. In addition to this, Giaglis is academic co-director of the world’s first Master’s degree in Digital Currency, offered by the University of Nicosia.
Japanese founder and chair of the technical working group of the CELLOS consortium, Matsuo is a research scientist on cryptography and cryptographic protocols. He has published a number of peer-reviewed papers and peer-reviewed international conference papers.
Rounding off the new members is Matonis. From the U.S., he was an early advocate of Bitcoin and has an extensive background in finance and cryptography, both separately and combined. Matonis has presented worldwide on the topic of Bitcoin and its disruptive economic implications to many companies and people, including members of the Federal Reserve, Bank of England, European Central Bank, SWIFT, IRS, DHS, payment networks, major financial institutions, regulatory bodies, iGaming operators, hedge funds, and family offices.
With a submission deadline of 31st December 2015, the inaugural issue of the journal is expected next year.