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dc.contributor.authorFry, John
dc.contributor.authorSerbera, J-P.
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-03T16:56:30Z
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-19T15:30:18Z
dc.date.available2020-02-03T16:56:30Z
dc.date.available2020-02-19T15:30:18Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationFry J and Serbera J-P (2020) Quantifying the sustainability of Bitcoin and Blockchain. Journal of Enterprise Information Management. 33(6): 1379-1394.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/17644
dc.descriptionYes
dc.description.abstractPurpose: We develop new quantitative methods to estimate the level of speculation and long-term sustainability of Bitcoin and Blockchain. Design/Methodology/Approach: We explore the practical application of speculative bubble models to cryptocurrencies. We then show how the approach can be extended to provide estimated brand values using data from Google Trends. Findings: We confirm previous findings of speculative bubbles in cryptocurrency markets. Relatedly, Google searches for cryptocurrencies seem to be primarily driven by recent price rises. Overall results are sufficient to question the long-term sustainability of Bitcoin with the suggestion that Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash and Ripple may all enjoy technical advantages relative to Bitcoin. Our results also demonstrate that Blockchain has a distinct value and identity beyond cryptocurrencies - providing foundational support for the second generation of academic work on Blockchain. However, a relatively low estimated long-term growth rate suggests that the benefi ts of Blockchain may take a long time to be fully realised. Originality/value: We contribute to an emerging academic literature on Blockchain and to a more established literature exploring the use of Google data within business analytics. Our original contribution is to quantify the business value of Blockchain and related technologies using Google Trends.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsThis article is © 2020 Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here: https://bradscholars.brad.ac.uk. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
dc.subjectBehavioural modelling
dc.subjectBlockchain
dc.subjectGoogle trends
dc.subjectLong-term investment
dc.subjectSpeculative bubbles
dc.titleQuantifying the sustainability of Bitcoin and Blockchainen_US
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.date.Accepted10/02/2016
dc.date.application19/03/2020
dc.typeArticle
dc.type.versionAccepted manuscript
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1108/JEIM-06-2018-0134
dc.date.updated2020-02-03T16:56:32Z
refterms.dateFOA2020-02-19T15:32:39Z
dc.openaccess.statusopenAccess


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