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31 March 2021

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Technology Analysis & Strategic Management

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Sabrina Leo, Sapienza University of Rome
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Ida Claudia Panetta, Sapienza University of Rome
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Mario La Torre, Sapienza University of Rome
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New Challenges in the banking system: the role of DLT

The traditional banking system is under the pressure of the growing pace of diffusion of innovative downstream IT solutions. It is crucial to understand how Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) can represent an opportunity for the banking system, that is called to respond to the newest needs of their customers, and the competitive pressure coming from traditional and newcomers.


Authors are kindly encouraged to contribute through submissions of their research papers. Research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in the field of DLT and Blockchain in the banking system, will be considered for the publication. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Distributed Ledger Technology and blockchain in the banking system:
  1. theories, architectures, paradigms, and platforms;
  2. distributed consensus and fault tolerance mechanisms;
  3. security, privacy and trust;
  4. decentralization, scalability, and security tradeoff;
  5. performance analysis and optimization, simulation and performance evaluation techniques;
  6. applications and services.
  • Distributed Ledger Technology and blockchain application:
  1.  in finance;
  2. in mobile financial products;
  3. for financial inclusion;
  4. in the payments system;
  5. in mobile payments;
  6. in a next-gen financial product;
  • Impact and accounting of crypto assets on banks’ financial statement;
  • Token economy;
  • Distributed Ledger Technology and blockchain-based business models;
  • Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and banking industry;
  • Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and regulatory approaches.

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