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Is it a New Tulip Mania Age?: A Comprehensive Literature Review Beyond Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, and Blockchain Technology

Is it a New Tulip Mania Age?: A Comprehensive Literature Review Beyond Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, and Blockchain Technology
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Author(s): Serkan Akar (University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, USA) and Ezgi Akar (The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, USA)
Copyright: 2020
Volume: 13
Issue: 1
Pages: 24
Source title: Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR)
Editor(s)-in-Chief: Francisco José García-Peñalvo (University of Salamanca, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/JITR.2020010104

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Abstract

Although cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology can be considered new advances, they have started to be recognized widely, and this has been discussed and investigated in lots of research studies. In parallel, the primary purpose of this study is to investigate the development and evolution of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology over the past years in the academic world. To this end, 334 scholarly journal articles are examined to: (1) conduct a comprehensive literature review in the field of cryptocurrencies and blockchain; (2) identify the possible trends and changes in this field over the ten years; (3) compare the publishing productivity of journals; and (4) guide future research in this field. The results highlight that the researchers mainly concentrate on legal and ethical issues of them; their benefits, challenges, and risks; their conceptualization, evolution, and future; the economic dimension of them; and financial and accounting related issues of them.

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