Blockchain Research Network is live!

We’ve grown! And we’re officially live!

Over the past month I have added over a thousand bibliographic entries to the Blockchain Research Network, switched to a new bibliography system (changing WordPress plugins from Teachpress to Zotpress), and generally cleaned up much of the system. I have also checked the bibliography against Christian Decker’s “comprehensive” collection, which required days of labourious de-duping, cleaning metadata, and downloading full texts. Today, the Blockchain Research Network is easily the most comprehensive resource on cryptocurrency and blockchain research (that I’m aware of).

Even though I have purposefully not advertised or announced the site up to this point, some people have already found the site and registered. Hopefully these early users have found the site to be useful. There’s lots to do still, but I think the site is finally ready to be announced to the world.

So, I hope you’ll register, add events, CFPs, and whitepapers, contribute to introductory documents and special topics, and edit the bibliography (currently, the bibliography can only be edited from within the Zotero group, but I’m working on figuring out ways to improve this).

Currently, the Blockchain Research Network has about 2,000 publications and 900 full text PDFs. These publications are comprised of approximately 40 books, 60 student theses, 65 book chapters, 430 conference papers, 540 unpublished manuscripts, and 820 journal articles.

We are looking for contributors of all kinds. In addition to helping create the bibliography, we need general and special editors. If you are an active cryptocurrency or blockchain scholar and think you might be able to help guide the Blockchain Research Network, please contact me.

Happy researching!

~ Quinn DuPont

Interested in writing a blog post about your research? Contact us with a short pitch.

Raval, S. (2016). Decentralized Applications: Harnessing Bitcoin’s Blockchain Technology. O’Reilly Media, Inc.
Iansiti, M., & Lakhani, K. R. (2017, February). The Truth About Blockchain. Harvard Business Review, 11.
Allen, D. W. E., Berg, C., & Novak, M. (2018). Blockchain: an entangled political economy approach. Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice, 33(2), 105–125.
Kaiser, B., Jurado, M., & Ledger, A. (2018). The Looming Threat of China: An Analysis of Chinese Influence on Bitcoin. ArXiv:1810.02466 [Cs]. Retrieved from
Cai, W., Wang, Z., Ernst, J. B., Hong, Z., Feng, C., & Leung, V. C. M. (2018). Decentralized Applications: The Blockchain-Empowered Software System. IEEE Access, 6, 53019–53033.
Buterin, V. (2018). Governance, Part 2: Plutocracy Is Still Bad. Retrieved September 18, 2019, from
Zamfir, V. (2017, December 3). Against on-chain governance. Retrieved September 18, 2019, from
Tang, Y., Xiong, J., Becerril-Arreola, R., & Iyer, L. (2019). Ethics of blockchain. Information Technology & People.
Wu, K., Peng, B., Xie, H., & Huang, Z. (2019). An Information Entropy Method to Quantify the Degrees of Decentralization for Blockchain Systems. In 2019 IEEE 9th International Conference on Electronics Information and Emergency Communication (ICEIEC) (pp. 1–6).
Sarker, A., Wuthier, S., & Chang, S. (2019). Anti-Withholding Reward System to Secure Blockchain Mining Pools. In 2019 Crypto Valley Conference on Blockchain Technology (CVCBT) (pp. 43–46).
Mei, H., Gao, Z., Guo, Z., Zhao, M., & Yang, J. (2019). Storage Mechanism Optimization in Blockchain System Based on Residual Number System. IEEE Access, 7, 114539–114546.
Zhu, X. (2019). Research on blockchain consensus mechanism and implementation. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 569, 042058.
Ding, X., & Yang, J. (2019). An Access Control Model and Its Application in Blockchain. In 2019 International Conference on Communications, Information System and Computer Engineering (CISCE) (pp. 163–167).
Albakri, A., Harn, L., & Maddumala, M. (2019). Polynomial-based Lightweight Key Management in a Permissioned Blockchain. In 2019 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS) (pp. 1–9).
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Malamas, V., Dasaklis, T., Kotzanikolaou, P., Burmester, M., & Katsikas, S. (2019). A Forensics-by-Design Management Framework for Medical Devices Based on Blockchain. In 2019 IEEE World Congress on Services (SERVICES) (Vol. 2642-939X, pp. 35–40).
Rondanini, C., Carminati, B., & Ferrari, E. (2019). Confidential Discovery of IoT Devices through Blockchain. In 2019 IEEE International Congress on Internet of Things (ICIOT) (pp. 1–8).
Bagozi, A., Bianchini, D., Antonellis, V. D., Garda, M., & Melchiori, M. (2019). Services as Enterprise Smart Contracts in the Digital Factory. In 2019 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS) (pp. 224–228).
Zhuang, Q., Liu, Y., Chen, L., & Ai, Z. (2019). Proof of Reputation: A Reputation-based Consensus Protocol for Blockchain Based Systems. In Proceedings of the 2019 International Electronics Communication Conference (pp. 131–138). New York, NY, USA: ACM.
Kolokotronis, N., Brotsis, S., Germanos, G., Vassilakis, C., & Shiaeles, S. (2019). On Blockchain Architectures for Trust-Based Collaborative Intrusion Detection. In 2019 IEEE World Congress on Services (SERVICES) (Vol. 2642-939X, pp. 21–28).
Kano, Y., & Nakajima, T. (2018). A novel approach to solve a mining work centralization problem in blockchain technologies. International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications.
Firdaus, A., Anuar, N. B., Razak, M. F. A., Hashem, I. A. T., Bachok, S., & Sangaiah, A. K. (2018). Root Exploit Detection and Features Optimization: Mobile Device and Blockchain Based Medical Data Management. Journal of Medical Systems, 42(6), 112.
Joshi, A. P., Han, M., & Wang, Y. (2018). A survey on security and privacy issues of blockchain technology. Mathematical Foundations of Computing, 1(2), 121.
Nazarov, A. D., Shvedov, V. V., & Sulimin, V. V. (2019). Blockchain technology and smart contracts in the agro-industrial complex of Russia. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 315, 032016.
Jessel, B., & DiCaprio, A. (2018). Can blockchain make trade finance more inclusive? Journal of Financial Transformation, 47, 35–50. Retrieved from
Hyun, S., Lee, J., Kim, J.-M., & Jun, C. (2019). What Coins Lead in the Cryptocurrency Market: Using Copula and Neural Networks Models. Journal of Risk and Financial Management, 12(3), 132.
Khan, S., & Khan, R. (2018). Multiple Authorities Attribute-Based Verification Mechanism for Blockchain Mircogrid Transactions. Energies, 11(5), 1–13.
Yang, G., Li, C., & Marstein, K. E. (2019). A blockchain‐based architecture for securing electronic health record systems. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience.
Gopalakrishnan, P. K., & Behdad, S. (2019). A Conceptual Framework for Using Videogrammetry in Blockchain Platforms for Food SupplyChain Traceability. Proceedings of the ASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2019, August 18-21, 2019, Anaheim, California, USA. Retrieved from
Wang, L., Luo, X. (Robert), & Lee, F. (2019). Unveiling the interplay between blockchain and loyalty program participation: A qualitative approach based on Bubichain. International Journal of Information Management, 49, 397–410.
Sun, Y., Xiong, H., Yiu, S. M., & Lam, K. Y. (2019). BitVis: An Interactive Visualization System for Bitcoin Accounts Analysis. In 2019 Crypto Valley Conference on Blockchain Technology (CVCBT) (pp. 21–25).
Ferrag, M. A., & Maglaras, L. (2019). DeliveryCoin: An IDS and Blockchain-Based Delivery Framework for Drone-Delivered Services. Computers, 8(3), 58.
Liang, X., Du, Y., Wang, X., & Zeng, Y. (2019). Design of A Double-blockchain Structured Carbon Emission Trading Scheme with Reputation. In 2019 34rd Youth Academic Annual Conference of Chinese Association of Automation (YAC) (pp. 464–467).
Tiwari, A. K., Raheem, I. D., & Kang, S. H. (2019). Time-varying dynamic conditional correlation between stock and cryptocurrency markets using the copula-ADCC-EGARCH model. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications, 535, 122295.
Dittmann, G., & Jelitto, J. (2019). A Blockchain Proxy for Lightweight IoT Devices. In 2019 Crypto Valley Conference on Blockchain Technology (CVCBT) (pp. 82–85).
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Johnson, J. (2019). Bitcoin and Venezuela’s Unofficial Exchange Rate. Ledger, 4(0).
Malomo, O. O., Rawat, D. B., & Garuba, M. (2018). Next-generation cybersecurity through a blockchain-enabled federated cloud framework. The Journal of Supercomputing, 74(10), 5099–5126.
Winnicka, A., & Kęsik, K. (2019). Idea of Using Blockchain Technique for Choosingthe Best Configuration of Weights in Neural Networks. Algorithms, 12(8), 163.
Ardagna, C. A., Asal, R., Damiani, E., Ioini, N. E., & Pahl, C. (2019). Trustworthy IoT: An Evidence Collection Approach Based on Smart Contracts. In 2019 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC) (pp. 46–50).
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