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Towards an Agenda for Information Systems Research on Digital Currencies and Bitcoin

  • George M. Giaglis
  • Kalliopi N. Kypriotaki
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 183)

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, we seek to discuss and highlight the disruptive innovation that is currently under way in the evolving field of digital currencies and Bitcoin. Second, drawing on theories and frameworks in the Information Systems (IS) discipline, we highlight possible paths for research that will shed light to some of the challenges opened up by the digital currency phenomenon. An agenda for systematic IS research in this area is envisioned to assist the transition from the first era of applications in this domain (i.e. Bitcoin as currency) to more disruptive uses of the Bitcoin protocol as an enabler of decentralized trusted peer-to-peer transaction ledger systems and applications.

Keywords

Digital currencies Bitcoin Information systems Decentralized transaction ledgers 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Athens University of Economics and BusinessAthensGreece

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