We are very pleased to participate again this year with a presentation on Bitcoin's energy consumption at the upcoming Blockchance Europe 2021. Blockchance is Germany´s leading blockchain conference and will be held in Hamburg from December 2 to 4, 2021.
On 17th September, our co-founder Lennart Ante presented a poster at the Blockchain Autumn School (BAS2021) on the working paper "Bitcoin's energy consumption and social costs in relation to its capacity as a settlement layer".
This second post of the series on cryptocurrency adoption looks at correlations between variables on (1) knowledge about cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, (2) current and former cryptocurrency ownership and (3) estimations of trustworthiness towards cryptocurrency.
First part of our blog series on cryptocurrency adoption, highlighting different aspects of prevalence, use and perceptions. The analyses are based on a survey of a representative (in regards to gender and age) sample of 3,684 German citizens, sourced between February and March 2019.
Franco-German Summer School for young researchers of Public Finances | Université de Lorraine / IRENEE
Our co-founder Fred Steinmetz presented at the event, highlighting the relevance of blockchain technology for addressing current and future issues in public finance. The presentation comprised topics such as central bank digital currency, Facebook-initiated digital currency Diem as well as artificial intelligence’s implications for public finance.
Presentation on the overlaps of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency and gambling held at the Institute for Gambling and Society of the Ruhr Universität Bochum
In the event that is held monthly and covers latest topics and research relating to gambling, our co-founder Fred Steinmetz presented on the most important overlaps of blockchain, cryptocurrency and gambling by highlighting the phenomenon of ‘decentralized gambling’.
The Blockchain Research Lab is pleased to announce a partnership with Popsicle Finance to start a research project in the area of Decentralized Finance (DeFi). Within the research project, the relevant DeFi ecosystem(s) will be mapped, market inefficiencies identified and possible yield optimization and hedging strategies will be analysed with the goal to make DeFi markets less risky and more efficient.
Participation in the international conference: GAM(BL)ING: Commodification of Leisure in the Digital Era
Thanks to the HERMES research group for organizing and hosting the very insightful “Interactive Symposium 2021 on the Commodification of Gam(bl)ing” at Concordia University, Montréal. Our co-founder Ingo Fiedler led an interactive workshop on the overlaps of gambling and cryptocurrency trading.
A new form of digital investment has hit the mainstream. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are following in the footsteps of cryptocurrencies, fetching large sums in digital auctions and sales. NFTs are unique certificates of authenticity on blockchains, usually issued by the creators of the underlying works (or assets).
Results of a Bibliometric Analysis on Digital Identity: Significant Publications, Research Flows and Contexts
In our study, "A bibliometric review of research on digital identity", we identified research streams and emerging trends in academic research on digital identity through a bibliometric analysis of 1,395 peer-reviewed articles and their 44,412 references.