The crypto-metaverse transcends mere amusement and has evolved into a robust digital landscape. The paper "Digital real estate in the metaverse: An empirical analysis of retail investor motivations" reveals the motivations behind why ordinary retail investors purchase metaverse land.
We are excited to announce that the Blockchain Research Lab has received a grant from the DZ BANK Stiftung. The funded project started in August 2023 and seeks to explore the opportunities of security tokens as a local investment option for individual investors. Furthermore, we are investigating the viability of security tokens as a potential future business model for cooperative banks.
Unlocking Environmental Sustainability through Regenerative Finance (ReFi): The Transformative Synergy of Web3 and AI Technologies
This blog post is an invited guest post by Dr Julian Granados. This post draws on the research conducted by Dr Granados at the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research on the opportunities and tools that arise from blockchain technologies for facilitating Payments for Environmental Services (PES) and other environmental management schemes.
Seminar Course in the Study Program Q+ at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz on Cryptocurrencies and the Digitalization of the Financial System
On June 15, 2023, our co-founder Professor Dr. Ingo Fiedler led an event course on the topic "Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple & Co. - About Cryptocurrencies and the Abolition of Cash. Digitalization in the German Financial and Banking System of the Future." within the Study Program Q+ at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
The talk at Der Wirtschaftsverein e.V. on 26.06.2023 provided a comprehensive overview of ChatGPT, detailing its functionality, business applications, challenges, legal considerations, and a hands-on workshop with concrete examples. The focus on opportunities and limitations makes this information highly relevant for firms, as understanding and leveraging ChatGPT could unlock new potentials in automation, customer engagement, and various innovative solutions tailored to modern business needs.
The Blockchain Research Lab is proud to announce its 5th birthday! Together, we reflect upon this incredible journey, looking back at the past few years of exciting new experiences, successes, challenges, and opportunities. Below, we present an interview with the core BRL team, uncovering their unique perspectives and guidance.
This blog post post by Anna Vennonen draws on the ethnographic study she conducted for her Master’s Thesis at the University of Helsinki in 2023, titled: ‘More than Money: An Ethnography of Dreams, Value and Community in the Cryptoscene’. The research was supported by a scholarship from Blockchain Research Lab.
By using a synthetic difference-in-difference methodology approach, the newly published article reveals that a group of AI-crypto-assets curated by CoinGecko enjoyed a price boost of at least 10.7% and 35.5% beyond non-AI-crypto-assets in the one-month and two-month period after the ChatGPT launch.
Educating gambling addiction counsellors about the intersection of cryptocurrency and gambling: Experiences from an in-person seminar
Our co-founder Fred Steinmetz recently led an immersive in-person seminar at the Hessische Landesstelle für Suchtfragen e.V. (HLS), a non-profit organization focused on information, help and consultancy as well as prevention of gambling addiction, to deepen the understanding of the interrelations between cryptocurrency and gambling among participants.
As a researcher with a deep interest in the intersections of cryptocurrency and gambling, our co-founder Fred Steinmetz recently had the pleasure of leading a seminar on this topic at the Landesfachstelle Glücksspielsucht North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW) – a non-profit organization focused on information, support and consultancy as well as prevention of gambling addiction.