Session – FinTech Innovations and Applications

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies for Investment Portfolios

Speaker: Dr. Danling Jiang (蒋丹凌)

Professor of Finance

Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development

Co-Director, Blockchain Business Lab

Co-Director, Center of Entrepreneurial Finance

College of Business

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY 11796




Dr. Danling Jiang is a Professor of Finance, Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development, the Co-Director of Blockchain Business Lab, and the Co-Director of Center of Entrepreneurial Finance at the College of Business, Stony Brook University. Her research involves studying investments, Blockchain and digital asset management, corporate finance, and financial decision making by integrating economics, psychology, political science, and sociology into finance. Her work has been published in many leading academic and practitioner journals in finance, economics, management, accounting, and decision making. She serves in different roles for various academic journals, book publishers, funding agencies, academic conferences and associations, and nonprofits. She received a Ph.D. in finance from The Ohio State University.


The talk overviews the applications of blockchain technology in finance and the roles of cryptocurrencies in diversifying investment portfolios. The discussion integrates the current macro-economic background to highlight the value of cryptocurrencies for portfolio management. The talk also introduces the mission and scope of the Center of Entrepreneurial Finance and Blockchain Business Lab in helping innovations and startups in the area of blockchain business applications.