Bitcoin research across disciplines

Mark Holub, Jackie Johnson

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Over the last few years, research on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has snowballed across many disciplines: technical fields, economics, law, public policy, finance, accounting, and others. As the uses of blockchain technology behind Bitcoin expand, more disciplines will be drawn to its study and the research will greatly expand. This paper provides an assessment of the current state of the literature. 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 are categorised and mapped across six disciplines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-126
Number of pages13
JournalInformation Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2018


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