Blockchain technology has become an ubiquitous phenomenon. While the topic originated in computer science, the business and economics literature was comparatively slow to pick up on it. To better understand the academic basis, current developments and future research avenues of the discourse, cited references of blockchain and cryptocurrency articles from the fields of business and economics are gathered from the Web of Science Core Collection and are analyzed. Five major strands of research are identified through factor analysis. They are reviewed and their interrelation is mapped using social network analysis. Research on I market efficiency and economics and II asset pricing and valuation is relatively mature and focuses on cryptocurrencies, while research on III the principles and applications of blockchain technology, IV transactions and anonymity and V monetary theory and policy lacks maturity.
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A cryptocurrency , crypto-currency , or crypto is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange wherein individual coin ownership records are stored in a ledger existing in a form of a computerized database using strong cryptography to secure transaction records, to control the creation of additional coins, and to verify the transfer of coin ownership. Cryptocurrencies typically use decentralized control as opposed to centralized digital currency and central banking systems. When implemented with decentralized control, each cryptocurrency works through distributed ledger technology, typically a blockchain , that serves as a public financial transaction database. Bitcoin , first released as open-source software in , is the first decentralized cryptocurrency. In , the American cryptographer David Chaum conceived an anonymous cryptographic electronic money called ecash. This allowed the digital currency to be untraceable by the issuing bank, the government, or any third party. In , Wei Dai published a description of "b-money", characterized as an anonymous, distributed electronic cash system.
Blockchain, Bitcoin, and ICOs: a review and research agenda
When I first read the original bitcoin whitepaper published by Satoshi Nakamoto , it clarified a lot of fundamental questions I had regarding the cryptocurrency and blockchains in general. The paper, as many well-read blockchain and crypto professionals will confirm, is a fantastic starting point for anybody looking to learn more about the technology. The goal of this post is to walk you through the whitepaper while making it as digestible as possible for anybody that is new to the field. I will aim to simplify some parts while maintaining the accuracy of the content. PDF: Bitcoin: A peer-to-peer electronic cash system.
This study aims to provide researchers a holistic approach for comprehensive understanding of the Bitcoin-related research by discovering its trends, subjects, relations, keywords and concepts. An integrated approach of bibliometric analysis, network analysis and concept linking analysis was proposed for exploring Bitcoin-related studies from 70 countries in the Scopus database. The bibliometric analysis shows that electronic money and blockchain are the mainstream issues of Bitcoin, and the domain distribution of the literature is mainly in engineering-related fields. Through the network analysis of cocitations, co-occurrences and cowords, research clusters were discovered respectively from different perspectives.