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The Ascent of Bitcoin: Bibliometric Analysis of Bitcoin Research

Version 1 : Received: 31 August 2021 / Approved: 31 August 2021 / Online: 31 August 2021 (09:48:06 CEST)

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Aysan, A.F.; Demirtaş, H.B.; Saraç, M. The Ascent of Bitcoin: Bibliometric Analysis of Bitcoin Research. J. Risk Financial Manag. 2021, 14, 427. Aysan, A.F.; Demirtaş, H.B.; Saraç, M. The Ascent of Bitcoin: Bibliometric Analysis of Bitcoin Research. J. Risk Financial Manag. 2021, 14, 427.

Journal reference: J. Risk Financial Manag. 2021, 14, 427
DOI: 10.3390/jrfm14090427

Abstract

Blockchain is a path-breaking paradigm, and cryptocurrencies are one of the main application areas of Blockchain technology. Bitcoin leads the cryptocurrency markets, both in terms of market capitalization and in scientific interest. In this paper, we performed a comprehensive bibliometric study of the Bitcoin-related literature. Using the Scopus database, we created a sample that comprises 4495 documents written in the 2011–2020 period. Furthermore, we provided insights about dimensions such as the change in the number of publications over the course of years, the main research areas, types of published documents, most important platforms and sources of Bitcoin publications, highly cited studies, productive authors, author’s countries, and finally main funders of Bitcoin-related research. Lastly, our bibliometric study manifests the current state and future path of Bitcoin literature from distinct perspectives.

Keywords

Cryptocurrencies; Blockchain; Bitcoin; Scopus; VOSviewer; Bibliometrics; Research

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