Blockchain beyond Digital Currencies - A Structured Literature Review on Blockchain Applications

32 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2018

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Mirko Schedlbauer

University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur - Swiss Institute for Entrepreneurship (SIFE)

Kerstin Wagner

University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur - Swiss Institute for Entrepreneurship

Date Written: December 9, 2018

Abstract

Attention for blockchain technology has increased continuously since the concept has been introduced in 2008. Implications of practically implementing blockchain-based solutions are yet to be explored adequately from a scientific perspective. The goal of this research is to develop a deeper understanding for the fields of studies and applications of blockchain technology. In a systematic literature review, this study provides a classification of scientific contributions that cover blockchain applications beyond financial transactions. The results outline fields of applications, potential benefits and limitations associated with blockchain-based solutions. We identify a lack of qualitative and quantitative research and conclude that the implications of utilizing blockchain technology are yet to be evaluated on an empirical scientific basis.

Keywords: blockchain, application, systematic literature review

Suggested Citation

Schedlbauer, Mirko and Wagner, Kerstin, Blockchain beyond Digital Currencies - A Structured Literature Review on Blockchain Applications (December 9, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3298435 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3298435

Mirko Schedlbauer

University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur - Swiss Institute for Entrepreneurship (SIFE) ( email )

Switzerland

Kerstin Wagner (Contact Author)

University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur - Swiss Institute for Entrepreneurship ( email )

Pulvermühlestrasse 57
Chur, 7004
Switzerland

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