International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning
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International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning (2 papers in press)
All for One, or One Out of Many? An Analysis of Cryptocurrency Returns and Technological Differentiation by Sarina Baldoni, Reilly White Abstract: Analyzing the 60 largest cryptocurrencies, we evaluate whether cryptocurrency movement can be differentiated by their underlying technological differences. We found that while substantial correlation in movement exists between the largest cryptocurrencies, investors are only beginning to understand and evaluate cryptocurrencies based on their technological characteristics. Studying both daily and monthly cryptocurrency returns, cryptocurrencies utilizing decentralized application (DApp) reported higher returns, while currencies classified as coins reported lower returns. While not highly correlated to the US stock market performance, cryptocurrency returns are positively correlated with both technology and materials sectors within the US stock market. The results present a case for valuing cryptocurrencies as both a financial asset and a technological advancement. Keywords: Cryptocurrency; Investments; Blockchain; Consumer Value Proposition; New Product Development; Smart Contracts.
An Introduction to the New Challenges and Promise of I-4.0 based Commercialization in the COVID-19-induced Low-Touch Economy Ecosystem by Robert Gary, Steve Walsh Abstract: The Fifth Industrial revolution - Industry 4.0 (I4.0) provides innovators new commercial promise and challenges. For the first time service based disruptive technologies are included as harbingers of Schumpeterian economic Industrial waves. The strategic, tactical an operational importance of disruptive technologies and their resultant discontinuous innovations that underpin a new industrial wave are game changing for state regional, national and global economies. Yet there are always barriers both technical and social to new technology product adoption. The COVID 19 induced industry forcing function has created a Low Touch economy changing business action and creating a new normal.
We focus on the challenges to the realization of I 4.0. We use the Internet of Things (IoT) as our exemplar. IoT is the first service-based technology to support an industrial revolution. It challenges the traditional view of how firms compete. It is creating wealth, jobs and is an agent of societal transformation.
Keywords: Technology Entrepreneurship; COVID induced “Low Touch Economy,” IoT; service based disruptive technology; learning curves.