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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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A Week With Bitcoin: Transaction Timing and Transaction Fees

March 30th, 2020|Categories: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Economics of Cryptocurrencies, Omni, OP_RETURN, Tether, Veriblock|

This third and last blog post takes a look at intra-week patterns of Bitcoin activity. The following chart shows transactions and fees aggregated by weekday and hour. Activity was high on workdays and on afternoons, and low on weekends and on early mornings. The same is true for transaction fees...

Key Insights of Cryptocurrency Adoption in Germany in 2019

February 12th, 2020|Categories: Crypto adoption, Cryptocurrency, Germany, Report, Representative survey|

The BRL Report “The State of Cryptocurrency Adoption: Germany Q4 2019“ provides new insights into cryptocurrencies in Germany, based on a representative online survey among more than 3,000 participants. 69% of cryptocurrency owners are male; the average owner is ten years younger, better educated, and earns €400 more per month than the average non-owner.

The Top 5 Blockchain Discourses in Business and Economics Research

February 6th, 2020|Categories: Bibliometric analysis, Cryptocurrency, Literature analysis, Social network analysis|

Based on 9,672 citations in 467 peer-reviewed research papers, we identified the five most important discourses in business and economics research on blockchain. Here is a short description of the top five blockchain discourses in business and economics research, plus the key research papers that have shaped the first eleven years of blockchain research.

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.