As part of the Carleton University Institute for Data Science Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series, Mohamed Al Guindy, professor of finance in the Sprott School of Business, will present Cryptocurrency Prices and Investor Attention: A Big Data Approach.

When: Thursday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Online via Zoom
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Cryptocurrencies emerged as an alternative form of payment, investment, and more recently, criminal activity. The proliferation of cryptocurrencies attracted the attention of researchers, investors and central bankers. Not all attention has been positive. Cryptocurrency exchanges, where trading takes place, are prone to (Distributed) Denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Another important drawback of cryptocurrencies is that they exhibit significant price changes (volatility) making them a risky investment.

This lecture features research that utilizes big data approaches to measure investor attention and relate it to price volatility. This is achieved using a large database of 25 million financial tweets about 23 of the largest cryptocurrencies, as well as a record of DDoS attacks targeting cryptocurrencies.

About the Speaker

Al Guindy’s research focuses on innovative financial technologies (FinTech). His research is regularly presented at leading academic conferences such as the Northern Finance Association, European Finance Association and the Financial Management Association conferences.

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