Panagiotis Kyriakou


Panagiotis Kyriakou is an independent legal consultant, a teaching assistant at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and a regular member of Homo Digitalis, an Athens-based NGO. He works closely with law firms and governments on international regulatory matters pertaining to investment, trade and commercial contracts. He obtained his LL.B. from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and his LL.M. from MIDS. He is currently completing his doctoral thesis under the supervision of Prof. Joost Pauwelyn, focusing on the international regulation of financial crisis response measures. He publishes and delivers guest lectures on international investment, trade and financial law.

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Cryptocurrency theft, scam and other misadventures: what prospects for international governance?

On 15 July 2020, Twitter accounts belonging to Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Joe Biden and other public figures were subject to coordinated “social engineering” attacks. According to Twitter, the attackers “successfully targeted some of [the company’s] employees with access to internal systems and tools”. The compromised accounts swiftly set in motion a large-scale cryptocurrency fraud…

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