Conference Papers

  • Regnath, E., Steinhorst, S., (2018) LeapChain: Efficient Blockchain Verification for Embedded IoT. Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD). 
  • Regnath, E., Steinhorst, S., (2018) SmaCoNat: Smart Contracts in Natural Language. 2018 Forum on specification and Design Languages (FDL)
  • Johnson, B., Laszka, A., Grossklags, J., & Moore, T. (2018) Economic Analyses of Security Investments on Cryptocurrency Exchanges. Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain (BLOCKCHAIN). Accepted as regular paper. Acceptance rate = 15.3%.
  • Webster, G., Harris, R., Hanif, Z., Hembree, B., Grossklags, J., & Eckert, C. (2018) Sharing is Caring: Collaborative Analysis and Real-time Enquiry. Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Recent Advances on Blockchain and Its Applications (BlockchainApp).
  • Holger Kinkelin, Valentin Hauner, Heiko Niedermayer, Georg Carle, “Trustworthy Configuration Management for Networked Devices using Distributed Ledgers,” in NOMS 2018 - IEEE/IFIP DOMINOS workshop, Apr. 2018.
  • Holl, P., Scepankova, E. & Matthes, F., (2018). Smart Contract based API usage tracking on the Ethereum Blockchain. In: Tichy, M., Bodden, E., Kuhrmann, M., Wagner, S. & Steghöfer, J.-P. (Hrsg.), Software Engineering und Software Management 2018. Bonn: Gesellschaft für Informatik. (S. 237-239).
  • Nejc Zupan, Kaiwen Zhang, and Hans-Arno Jacobsen. 2017. Hyperpubsub: a decentralized, permissioned, publish/subscribe service using blockchains: demo. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware Conference: Posters and Demos (Middleware '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 15-16. DOI:
  • Lyubomir Stoykov, Kaiwen Zhang, and Hans-Arno Jacobsen. 2017. VIBES: fast blockchain simulations for large-scale peer-to-peer networks: demo. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware Conference: Posters and Demos (Middleware '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 19-20. DOI:
  • Sillaber, C. & Waltl, B. Datenschutz Datensich (2017) 41: 497. 
  • Brenner, M., Christin, N., Johnson, B., & Rohloff, K. (2015) Financial Cryptography and Data Security: FC 2015 International Workshops, BITCOIN, WAHC, and Wearable, Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS 8976, Springer Verlag.
  • Aron Laszka, Benjamin Johnson, and Jens Grossklags (2015) When Bitcoin Mining Pools Run Dry. Workshop on Bitcoin Research. 2015.
  • Benjamin Johnson, Aron Laszka, Jens Grossklags, Marie Vasek, and Tyler Moore (2014) Game-Theoretic Analysis of DDoS Attacks Against Bitcoin Mining Pools, First Workshop on Bitcoin Research. Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC2014), Christ Church, Barbados, March 3-7, 2014.



Working Papers

WP-001: Disrupting Industries With Blockchain: The Industry, Venture Capital Funding, and Regional Distribution of Blockchain Ventures

by Maximilian Friedlmaier, Andranik Tumasjan, Isabell M. Welpe

Technical University of Munich – 20 Dez. 2016

The blockchain (i.e., a decentralized and encrypted digital ledger) has the potential to disrupt many traditional business models. This study investigates the emerging blockchain business-application landscape by analysing its industry, venture capital funding, and regional distribution. By matching four venture databases on blockchain-based startups we create a unique database in order to analyse the technology from a diffusion of innovation theoretical perspective. First, our results show that blockchain startups are present across all industry segments and are most prominently represented in the Finance & Insurance and Information & Communication industries. A fine-grained analysis of financial services yields increasing novel applications in existing service offerings – especially in payment networks and processing. Second, consistent with the first result, we find that mainly Finance & Insurance and Information & Communication industries are funded by venture capital, but that blockchain startups are present across all industries. Third, our regional distribution analysis of the emerging ventures identifies two leading geographical blockchain clusters (i.e., the US and UK). Overall, our study contributes to the literature by providing one of the first empirical analyses of blockchain-based business applications.

Student Papers