Blockchain Research Blog

On this blog short summaries of scientific publications or research projects on the topic of blockchain are published. External authors in particular are invited to briefly present their work. The contact information of each author can be found under the respective article.

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DiBiChain Project Launched

October 29th, 2019|Categories: Blockchain, Circular economy, Research project|

Since July 2019, the Blockchain Research Lab collaborates on a three-year research project called DiBiChain. The project is funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Its research goal is to make product life cycles more transparent and sustainable through the use of blockchain technology.

A Place Beside Satoshi – Scientific Foundations of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in Business and Economics

October 26th, 2019|Categories: Article, Bibliometric analysis, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Literature analysis, Social network analysis|

The research foundations of blockchain and cryptocurrencies in business and economics are analyzed using co-citation analysis. Five strands of research are identified, reviewed and visualized, of which two are well-established and three are still emerging.

Discovering market prices: Which price formation model best predicts the next trade?

June 17th, 2019|Categories: Article, Blockchain, Capital markets, Crypto exchanges, Cryptocurrency, Uncategorized|

For most purposes of technical analysis, the price of the last transaction is considered representative of the market price. However, on closer examination, the question arises as to why a past event should be relevant to the future, and why other, potentially more recent information should not be used to discover a future price.

Cheap Signals in Security Token Offerings (STOs)

February 18th, 2019|Categories: Article, Blockchain, Capital markets, Cryptocurrency, Security Token Offerings (STOs), Signaling theory|

This study provides the first overview of security tokens and the STO model for corporate financing. Our analysis investigates security tokens from the perspective of a firm looking to raise capital. The results show that cheap signals are effective, which raises concerns for investor protection.