General introduction to cryptocurrency and blockchain research

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Books:

DuPont, Q. (2018). Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains. Polity Press.
Filippi, P. D., & Wright, A. (2018). Blockchain and the Law: The Rule of Code. Harvard University Press.
Popper, N. (2015). Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money. Harper.
Brunton, F. (2019). Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency. Princeton University Press. https://press.princeton.edu/titles/13537.html

Everything essential:


DuPont, Q. (2018). Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains. Polity Press.
Filippi, P. D., & Wright, A. (2018). Blockchain and the Law: The Rule of Code. Harvard University Press.
Popper, N. (2015). Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money. Harper.
Brunton, F. (2019). Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency. Princeton University Press. https://press.princeton.edu/titles/13537.html
Gitlen, J. (2017, November 15). Investing in Bitcoin: Survey & Report. LendEDU. https://lendedu.com/blog/investing-in-bitcoin
Weber, B. (2016). Bitcoin and the Legitimacy Crisis of Money. Cambridge Journal Of Economics, 40(1), 17–41. https://doi.org/10/gf6zp4
Ron, D., & Shamir, A. (2013). Quantitative Analysis of the Full Bitcoin Transaction Graph. Financial Cryptography and Data Security, 6–24. https://doi.org/10/gfwwjs
Krafft, P. M., Della Penna, N., & Pentland, A. (2018). An Experimental Study of Cryptocurrency Market Dynamics. CHI ’18 Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 605, 1–13. https://doi.org/10/ggzsq7
Bashir, M., Strickland, B., & Bohr, J. (2016). What Motivates People to Use Bitcoin? In E. Spiro & A. Yong-Yeol (Eds.), Social Informatics (pp. 347–367). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10/ggzsqp
Mori, T. (2016). Financial Technology: Blockchain and Securities Settlement. Journal of Securities Operations & Custody, 8(3), 208–227. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/hsp/jsoc/2016/00000008/00000003/art00006
O’Dwyer, K. J., & Malone, D. (2014). Bitcoin Mining and Its Energy Footprint. ISSC 2014 / CIICT 2014, Limerick, Ireland. https://doi.org/10/cvqm
Narayanan, A., & Clark, J. (2017). Bitcoin’s Academic Pedigree. ACM Queue, 1–30. http://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=3136559
Zeilinger, M. (2016). Digital Art as ‘Monetised Graphics’: Enforcing Intellectual Property on the Blockchain. Philosophy & Technology, 1–27. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13347-016-0243-1
Szabo, N. (1997). Formalizing and Securing Relationships on Public Networks. First Monday, 2(9). https://doi.org/1459874140
Maddox, A., Singh, S., Horst, H., & Adamson, G. (2016). An Ethnography of Bitcoin: Towards a Future Research Agenda. Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, 4(1). https://doi.org/10/ggzsnb
Agha, A. (2017). Money Talk and Conduct from Cowries to Bitcoin. Signs and Society, 5(2), 293–355. https://doi.org/10/ggzsmr
Wolfson, S. N. (2015). Bitcoin: The Early Market. Journal of Business & Economics Research (Online), 13(4), 201. http://search.proquest.com/openview/4f5a0893cf264479d148f2b69e373311/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=2026884
Dodd, N. (2018). The Social Life of Bitcoin. Theory, Culture & Society, 35(3), 35–56. https://doi.org/10/gc8zm5
Luther, W. J. (2016). Cryptocurrencies, Network Effects, and Switching Costs. Contemporary Economic Policy, 34(3), 553–571. https://doi.org/10/f85cnw
Böhme, R., Christin, N., Edelman, B., & Moore, T. (2015). Bitcoin: Economics, Technology, and Governance. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 29(2), 213–238. https://doi.org/10/gdj8r3
Maurer, B. (2016). Re-risking in Realtime. On Possible Futures for Finance after the Blockchain. Behemoth, 9(2), 82–96. https://ojs.ub.uni-freiburg.de/behemoth/article/view/917
Levy, K. E. C. (2017). Book-Smart, Not Street-Smart: Blockchain-Based Smart Contracts and The Social Workings of Law. Engaging Science, Technology, and Society, 3(0), 1–15. https://doi.org/10/gcx5ww
Athey, S., Catalini, C., & Tucker, C. (2017). The Digital Privacy Paradox: Small Money, Small Costs, Small Talk (Working Paper No. 23488; Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship). National Bureau Of Economic Research. https://www.nber.org/papers/w23488
Hileman, G., & Rauchs, M. (2017). Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study (p. 113). University of Cambridge.
Velasco, P. R. (2016). Sketching Bitcoin: Empirical Research of Digital Affordances. In Innovative Methods in Media and Communication Research (pp. 99–122). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40700-5_6
Rauchs, M., Glidden, A., Gordon, B., Pieters, G., Recanatini, M., Rostand, F., Vagneur, K., & Zhang, B. (2018). Distributed Ledger Technology Systems: A Conceptual Framework (p. 97). Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance. https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/faculty-research/centres/alternative-finance/publications/distributed-ledger-technology-systems/
Swartz, L. (2017). Blockchain Dreams. In M. Castells (Ed.), Another Economy is Possible: Culture and Economy in a Time of Crisis (p. 224). Polity Press.
Hendrickson, J. R., & Luther, W. J. (2016). Banning Bitcoin. https://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=2850730
Brandvold, M., Molnár, P., Vagstad, K., & Andreas Valstad, O. C. (2015). Price discovery on Bitcoin exchanges. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 36, 18–35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intfin.2015.02.010
Nelms, T. C., & Maurer, B. (2014). Materiality, Symbol, and Complexity in the Anthropology of Money. In The psychological science of money (pp. 37–70). Springer. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4939-0959-9_3