Statistical Methods in Finance 2021

June 27 to July 1, 2021, 2-8pm IST


Dissecting Ethereum Blockchain Analytics: What We Learn on Token Price from Topology and Geometry of Ethereum Transaction Graph

By Yulia Gel
University of Texas, Dallas, USA

Blockchain technology and, in particular, blockchain based cryptocurrencies offer us information that has never been seen before in the financial world. In contrast to fiat currencies, all transactions of crypto currencies and crypto- tokens are permanently recorded on distributed ledgers and are publicly available. As a result, this allows us to construct a transaction graph and to assess not only its organization but to glean relationships between transaction graph properties and crypto price dynamics. The ultimate goal of this project is to facilitate our understanding of horizons and limitations of what can be learned on crypto-tokens from local topology and geometry of the Ethereum transaction network whose even global network properties remain scarcely explored. By introducing novel tools based on topological data analysis and functional data depth into Blockchain Data Analytics, we show that Ethereum network (one of the most popular blockchains for creating new crypto-tokens) can provide critical insights on price dynamics of crypto-tokens that are otherwise largely inaccessible with conventional data sources and traditional analytic methods.

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Call for Papers in Sankhya B: Special Issue on Recent Advances in Statistical Finance

The aim of this special issue is to feature research papers on theory, methodology, and applications of models and methods for recent advances in statistical finance. We encourage submissions presenting original works on statistical, computational, and mathematical approaches to modelling and analysis of financial data. Innovative applications and case studies in financial statistics are welcome, especially related to novel methodological challenges in the treatment of big data and high-frequency data.

This special issue will bring together contributions from practitioners and researchers working on different aspects of statistical methods in finance, with methodological interests encompassing, but not limited to, the following domains:

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