Cryptocurrency has rapidly developed from a niche concept into something relatively mainstream - and it offers unique opportunities for finance researchers. There is much debate about the benefits and risks of this new financial architecture, and Dr Igor Makarov of the LSE Department of Finance tries to shed light on some of these open questions.

Watch the video to find out what inspired his world-leading work on cryptocurrency, the realities of decentralised finance, and what lessons can be taken from traditional finance.


Photo of Dr Igor Makarov, Assistant Professor of Finance at LSE studying cryptocurrencies

LSE Research Showcase
20th March 2023