JBBA Announces Best Research Papers of 2020

JBBA Announces Best Research Papers of 2020


The Journal of the British Blockchain Association is pleased to announce the Best Research Papers of 2020 (papers published during the period 20 November 2019 – 20 November 2020).

This recognition by the journal’s Editorial Board acknowledges outstanding contributions made by the authors in advancing excellence in Blockchain research. Reading high-quality research is an important way for policymakers, academics, and other stakeholders to remain informed, and benefit from evidence-based, peer-reviewed knowledge. The award recognises papers that:

1. Are likely to influence future thinking
2. Have made significant contributions to DLT/ Blockchain or Cryptocurrencies, as measured by scholarly and societal impact metrics, downloads, article views, engagement on social media (Alternative metrics) or citation in policy documents
3. Are discussed at high-impact conferences and events, cited, referenced or quoted by policymakers, influencers or thought-leaders in the field

Best Research Paper is awarded in the following FIVE categories:

* Computer Science, Cybersecurity or Cryptography

* Crypto-economics or Blockchain Economics

* Digital Assets/ Tokens, Banking or Finance

* Blockchain for Business, Enterprise or Corporations

* Blockchain for Humanities, Social Sciences or Public Good


Best Paper Winners are:

Computer Science, Cybersecurity or Cryptography:

‘Browser-based Crypto Mining and EU Data Protection and Privacy Law: A Critical Assessment and Possible Opportunities for the Monetisation of Web Services’
Christopher F. Mondschein

‘The Need for Cyber Resilient Enterprise Distributed Ledger Risk Management Framework’
Robert Campbell


Crypto-economics and Blockchain Economics:

‘Who is the Blockchain Employee? Exploring Skills in Demand using Observations from the Australian Labour Market and Behavioural Institutional Cryptoeconomics’
Jessica Olivia Atherton, Alexandra Bratanova, Brendan Markey-Towler

‘Blockchain Governance: What we can Learn from the Economics of Corporate Governance’
Darcy W E Allen, Chris Berg


Digital Assets/Tokens, Banking or Decentralised Finance

‘Emerging Regulatory Approaches to Blockchain Based Token Economy’ (Agata Ferreira)

‘Crypto Governance: Analysing and Comparing Platforms for Crypto Assets Trading’
Sabino Correa


Blockchain for Corporates or Enterprises

‘Are Blockchain-based Systems the Future of Project Management? A Preliminary exploration’
Robin Renwick, Bryan Tierney

‘Evidence-Based Blockchain: Findings from a Global Study of Blockchain Projects and Start-up Companies’
Naseem Naqvi, Mureed Hussain


Blockchain for Humanities, Social Sciences or Public Good:

Sub-category: Healthcare or Life Sciences

‘Privacy Laws, Genomic Data and Non-Fungible Tokens’
Daniel Uribe, Gisele Waters

‘Piece of Cake: Assuring Specific Qualities of Product in Farm Lifecycles with DLT – Can Evidenced Based Practice be supported by Participatory Action Research Methods?’ (Hannah Rudman)

Sub-category: Government and Public Services, Geo-Politics or Public Good

‘Prefigurative Post-Politics as Strategy: The Case of Government-Led Blockchain Projects’
Syed Omer Husain, Dirk Roep, Alex Franklin

‘Blockchain – A Panacea For Trust Challenges In Public Services? A Socio-technical Perspective’
Ali Shahaab, Ross Maude, Chaminda Hewage, Imtiaz Khan

Sub-category: Blockchain and Allied Disciplines (AI, IoT, ML, FinTech, Other Emerging Tech)

‘Distributed Ledger Technologies and the Internet of Things: A Devices Attestation System for Smart Cities’
Evandro Pioli Moro and Alistair Keith Duke


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  • JUNG MIN HO, 02/12/2020 @ 1:09 am Reply

    thank you for the document.

  • Richard, 03/12/2020 @ 1:50 am Reply

    Interesting. Some solid papers there.

  • Jessica, 10/12/2020 @ 1:51 am Reply

    Excellent research papers. And open access too.

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