Mapping Bitcoin's Influence on Academic Research

29 Pages Posted: 4 Jan 2018

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Mark Holub

The University of Western Australia - UWA Business School

Jackie Johnson

Johnson Research, Perth

Date Written: August 15, 2017

Abstract

From the time Bitcoin was first proposed by Nakamoto in 2008, its underlying technology has been under intense scrutiny. Its influence has gone beyond this initial technical interest to stimulate research in economics, finance, accounting, regulation and taxation, where it is analysed not for its technical merits but for its impact on global financial and monetary systems, and its investment and business potential – some legal, some illegal. From a comprehensive search of the literature that resulted in an original sample of 13,507 results, a final sample of 1,206 papers on Bitcoin were categorised and mapped across six disciplines, revealing Bitcoin’s multidisciplinary influence. There is every indication that this interest will continue into the future.

Keywords: bitcoin, blockchain, cryptocurrency, digital currency, research, literature

JEL Classification: O33

Suggested Citation

Holub, Mark and Johnson, Jackie, Mapping Bitcoin's Influence on Academic Research (August 15, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3094492 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3094492

Mark Holub (Contact Author)

The University of Western Australia - UWA Business School ( email )

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Crawley WA 6009
Australia
+61 8 64882647 (Phone)
+61 8 64881047 (Fax)

Jackie Johnson

Johnson Research, Perth ( email )

PO Box 440
Bullcreek, WA 6149
Australia

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