Blockchain-Technologie, oder allgemeiner Distributed-Ledger-Technologie, soll Vertrauen durch Technologie schaffen. Während andere IT-Systeme meist von einer einzigen Organisation betrieben werden, nutzen DLT-Systeme diverse Mechanismen um die Kontrolle über das System unter unabhängigen Validatoren aufzuteilen. Bedeutet das, dass DLT-Systeme in jeder Hinsicht vertrauenswürdiger sind als „zentralisierte“ Alternativen?
To conduct any IT project, it is greatly advantageous to rely on well documented software as well as software with active developer community. The development of a blockchain system is no exception to this, as the choice of a Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) with plenty of resources is advantageous.
Stablecoins are digital currencies whose value is pegged to fiat currencies like the dollar. We analyze the influence of stablecoin issuances on the returns of major cryptocurrencies and conclude that stablecoins contribute to price discovery and market efficiency of cryptocurrencies.
A specific feature of the blockchain technology and thus also of the Bitcoin network is the underlying transparency. Each network participant can observe in virtually real time how many and what kind of transactions take place in the Bitcoin...
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...
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.
Das Blockchain Research Lab arbeitet seit Juli 2019 am vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) geförderten Forschungsprojekt DiBiChain (Digitales Abbild von Kreislaufsystemen mittels einer Blockchain). Über eine Laufzeit von drei Jahren wird erforscht, wie Produktkreisläufe durch den Einsatz von Blockchain-Technologie transparenter und nachhaltiger werden.
A Place Next to Satoshi – Scientific Foundations of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in Business and Economics
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.
Blockchain Research Lab Based on a representative survey among 3,864 German adult Internet users, this report presents reliable insights on the respondents’ faith in, and the challenges associated with cryptocurrencies, as well as on their perceived vs. actual use. Most respondents were introduced to cryptocurrencies by [...]
Blockchain Research Lab A survey among 3,864 respondents that is representative of the adult Internet population in Germany allows deep and reliable insights into the adoption and usage of cryptocurrencies. 87% of the population know about cryptocurrencies. 18% of all adult Internet users in Germany either [...]