International Journal of Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies
- Editor in Chief
- Prof. Sam Goundar
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 4 issues per year
Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are now topics of substantial impact that academia and industry need to contemplate, exploit and adopt. The mission of IJBC is to be the premier resource for the most innovative scholarly and professional research information pertaining to the management and use of blockchains and cryptocurrencies. Its articles will be essential for anyone interested in this area. IJBC is the first journal dedicated to the topic.
Topics covered include
- Blockchain applications
- Blockchain technologies
- Blockchain security
- Bitcoin security
- Digital currencies
- Distributed ledger technologies
- Smart contracts
- Permissioned ledgers
The main objective of IJBC is to be a primary forum for scholars, researchers and practitioners for the dissemination of knowledge, methodologies, theoretical analyses and modelling, simulation and empirical studies on blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies. Articles on the evolving theory and practice related to distributed ledger technologies and peer-to-peer digital currencies are intended to provide comprehensive coverage and understanding of their use within technological, business and organisational dimensions. The secondary objective of IJBC is a thorough examination of blockchains and cryptocurrencies with respect to issues of management, governance, trust and privacy, and interoperability.
The target audience for this journal is academics, IT professionals, researchers, industry professionals, postgraduate-level students, government officials and other practitioners working in this field.
IJBC publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies and book reviews. Special Issues devoted to important topics in financial technology will occasionally be published.
Editor in Chief
- Goundar, Sam, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji
- Ahuja, Sanjay, University of North Florida, USA
- Al-Saqaf, Walid, Södertörn University, Sweden
- Bhardwaj, Akashdeep, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India
- Garcia, Andréa Romaoli, Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos Tributários, Brazil
- Quist-Aphetsi, Kester, Ghana University Technology College, Ghana
Editorial Board Members
- Babu, Satish, APRALO, ICANN, India
- Balamurugan, Balusamy, Galgotias University, India
- Gebremeskel, Gebeyehu, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia
- Ghobaei-Arani, Mostafa, Islamic Azad University, Iran
- Grudzień, Piotr, Incentivai Inc., Poland
- Gururaj, H.L., Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, India
- Haqiq, Abdelkrim, Hassan 1st University, Morocco
- Huang, Danny Yuxing, Princeton University, USA
- Jaganathan, Suresh, SSN College of Engineering, India
- Kafhali, Said, Hassan 1st University, Morocco
- Kanagarajoo, Muralitheran V., Central Queensland University, Australia
- Karuppiah, Marimuthu, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, India
- Kumar V, Ravi, Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, India
- McKnight, Glenn, Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities, Canada
- Nayyar, Anand, Duy Tan University, Vietnam
- Rai, Mritunjay, Lovely Professional University, India
- Raja, S.P., Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, India
- Rosa, Jimmi, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
- Sathye, Milind, University of Canberra, Australia
- Seebaruth, Jason, , UK
- Shojafar, Mohammad, Ryerson University, Canada
- Singh, Nikita, National Institute of Technology Raipur, India
- Srivastava, Riktesh, Skyline University College, United Arab Emirates
- Velotto, Giovanni, ABB Corporate Research, Sweden
- Wan, Hong, Purdue University, USA
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The blockchain concept
2 October, 2019
Blockchain is the technology that underpins cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Fundamentally, the blockchain is simply a ledger, a digital record of transactions associated with a digital currency, a Bitcoin, for instance. It is an open system that does not require a trusted third party as all transactions are logged in an immutable distributed public ledger that requires no central repository of data, it is entirely decentralized. Veeramani Karthika and Suresh Jaganathan of the SSN College of Engineering, in Tamilnadu, India, discuss blockchain technology in the International Journal of Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies as well as its application in peer-to-peer (P2P) currencies, such as Bitcoin [...]More details...