UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Special Interest Group on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Research Group Summary

The blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies are already transformative forces in 21st century commerce, and will likely continue to be for the foreseeable future.  This is a special interest group for researchers and practitioners interested in blockchain and cryptocurrencies.  Topics include, but are not limited to: theory, technology development, legal and regulatory issues, tax, public policy, culture and society, and ethical issues.

Key Contact

Members - UC Staff

Members - Non-UC Staff

  • Robbie Morrison: Researcher; University of Canterbury
  • Amitrajit Sarkar: Researcher; Ara Institute of Canterbury


  • An Informal Introduction to Blockchain
    College of Business and Law; 6 April 2018
    The Special Interest Group for Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies will host the The Overseas Korean Trader's Association for an informal session about the uses and applications of blockchain. The session will begin at 6:30pm in the Law 105 lecture hall.
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
    Christchurch, New Zealand; 6 March 2018
    A colloquium for the SIGNAL ICT Graduate School, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • A research seminar, "The DAO controversy: The case for a new species of corporate governance?"
    University of Otago, College of Business; 20 April 2018
    A research seminar, "The DAO controversy: The case for a new species of corporate governance?", presented by Dr. Stephen Wingreen for the faculty and students of the University of Otago.

Subject Area: Disciplines