Sep 23–26, 2019
Catherine Gu

Catherine Gu
Graduate Student, Stanford University

Website | @catgu_

An economist cum data scientist, Catherine Gu is pursuing graduate study in computational social science at Stanford University. Her areas of focus include exploratory data analysis, market design and stochastic modeling. She has spent time with Anchorage and SETL as a blockchain researcher, focusing on staking, yield generation and protocol design.

Before coming to the US, she was a macro strategist at JPMorgan in London, covering emerging market FX and rates. Prior to that, she worked as a risk and an investment analyst at Man Group, with four years of quantitative finance experience. Catherine is the cofounder of Quantess London Group. She holds a bachelor and a master degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge.


1:30pm2:00pm Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Location: 1A 08
Catherine Gu (Stanford University)
With the emergence of cryptoeconomy, there is a real demand for an alternative form of money. Major cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum have thus far failed to achieve mass adoption. Catherine Gu examines the paradigm of algorithmic design of stablecoins, focusing on incentive structure and decentralized governance, to evaluate the role of stablecoin as a future medium of exchange. Read more.
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