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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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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.

A Place Next to 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|

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.

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