Special Interest Group on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Research Group Summary

The blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies are already transformative forces in 21st century commerce, and will likely continue to be for the foreseeable future.  This is a special interest group for researchers and practitioners interested in blockchain and cryptocurrencies.  Topics include, but are not limited to: theory, technology development, legal and regulatory issues, tax, public policy, culture and society, and ethical issues.

Key Contact

Members - UC Staff

Members - Non-UC Staff

  • Chai Kim: Consultant, Partner; Coingrid
  • Nir Kshetri: Researcher; University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Robbie Morrison: Researcher; University of Canterbury
  • Shriniket Patil: Researcher; University of Canterbury
  • Pedro Reyes: Researcher; Baylor University
  • Amitrajit Sarkar: Researcher; Ara Institute of Canterbury
  • Raghav Sood: Researcher, Consultant; Coinhako and University of Canterbury
  • Arnob Zahid: Researcher; University of Canterbury
  • Xin Zhang: Researcher; University of Canterbury

Events

  • A symposium on the Blockchain in Business, Culture, and Society
    University of Canterbury, College of Law, Rm 236; 25 May 2018, 10am to 5:30pm
    A symposium on the blockchain in business, culture, and society.
  • An Evening with the Korean Ambassador to New Zealand, Hosted by the Special Interest Group for Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies and the Overseas Korean Traders Association.
    College of Business and Law, University of Canterbury; 3 August 2018
  • An Informal Introduction to Blockchain
    College of Business and Law; 6 April 2018
    The Special Interest Group for Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies will host the The Overseas Korean Trader's Association for an informal session about the uses and applications of blockchain. The session will begin at 6:30pm in the Law 105 lecture hall.
  • Article: "Design of blockchain-based precision health-care using Soft Systems Methodology", by Charcy Zhang, Ravi Sharma, Stephen Wingreen, Nir Kshetri, and Arnob Zahid. Industrial Management and Data Systems.
    Department of Accounting and Information Systems; 11 December 2019
    Congratulations to everyone involved for an excellent job well-done; this was truly a team effort that included postgraduate students at all levels, and an external collaborator. We would also like to extend a special debt of gratitude to Adil Bilal, who contributed greatly to the revision, but is prevented from appearing as a co-author because of journal policy.
  • Article: "Sources of cryptocurrency value systems: The case of Bitcoin", by Stephen C. Wingreen, Donncha Kavanagh, Paul John Ennis, and Gianluca Miscione. Forthcoming in the International Journal of Electronic Commerce.
    Department of Accounting and Information Systems; August 2020
    We extend special gratitude to our colleagues and collaborators of the Coding Value research group at University College Dublin. IJEC is the world's leading electronic commerce journal.
  • Article: "The DAO controversy: The case for a new species of corporate governance?", by Robbie Morrison, Natasha Mazey, and Stephen Wingreen. Frontiers in Blockchain.
    Department of Accounting and Information Systems; 29 April 2020
    A round of congrats to everyone for a job well-done!
  • Blockchain & Business: How programmable value is disrupting finance
    Christchurch, New Zealand; 21 May 2019
    Panel discussion about blockchain and cryptocurrencies, for Techweek 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Blockchain 101 and impacts on supply chains
    Christchurch, New Zealand; 5 July 2018
    An address, presented by Dr. Stephen Wingreen for the members of The Manufacturer's Network, about the applications of blockchain for supply chain management.
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
    Christchurch, New Zealand; 6 March 2018
    A colloquium for the SIGNAL ICT Graduate School, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Blockchain in business, culture, and society: A research agenda
    University of Canterbury, Haight Library; 9 May 2019
    A seminar for the University of Canterbury library, about the research agenda of the Special Interest Group for Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies.
  • Conference Proceeding: "Making sense of blockchain in food supply-chains", by Andrew Croxson, Ravi Sharma, and Stephen Wingreen. 30th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2019)
    Fremantle, Western Australia; 9-11 Dec 2019
    Congrats Andrew, and well-done!
  • Conference proceeding: A blockchain traceability information system for trust improvement in agricultural supply chain. Stockholm, Sweden: ECIS 2019 - 27th European Conference on Information Systems, 8-14 Jun 2019, by Pouyan Jahanbin, Stephen Wingreen, and Ravi Sharma.
    Stockholm, Sweden; 8-14 June 2019
    Congratulations to Pouyan Jahanbin for his conference proceeding!
  • Conference proceeding: Block-chaining in precision healthcare: A design research approach. 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2018), by Charcy Zhang, Ravi Sharma, and Stephen Wingreen.
    Yokohama, Japan; 26-30 June 2018
    Congratulations to Charcy Zhang for her conference proceeding!
  • Ph.D. proposal: "A Blockchain Traceability Information System for Trust Improvement in Agricultural Supply Chain", by Pouyan Jahanbin
    Department of Accounting and Information Systems; 7 June 2019
  • Ph.D. proposal: "Customer-Centric Traceability Framework for Food Sustainability and Quality Parameters to Improve Transparency in Food Supply Chain (FSC)", by Jitendra Hushare
    Department of Accounting and Information Systems; 26 June 2019
  • The DAO controversy: The case for a new species of corporate governance?
    University of Otago, College of Business; 20 April 2018
    A research seminar, presented by Dr. Stephen Wingreen for the faculty and students of the University of Otago.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Resources

Support/Funding

  • Overseas Korean Trader's Association, $ (Partner)
  • Coingrid, $ (Partner)

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

(Selected outputs for last six years)
  • Morrison R., Mazey NCHL. and Wingreen SC. (2020) The DAO controversy: The case for a new species of corporate governance? Frontiers in Blockchain 3(25) http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fbloc.2020.00025. (Journal Articles)
  • Jahanbin P., Wingreen SC. and Sharma R.. (2019) A blockchain traceability information system for trust improvement in agricultural supply chain. In ECIS 2019 Proceedings. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Sharma R., Zhang C., Wingreen SC., Kshetri N. and Zahid A. (2019) Design of blockchain-based precision health-care using Soft Systems Methodology. Industrial Management + Data Systems http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IMDS-07-2019-0401. (Journal Articles)
  • Sharma R., Wingreen S., Kshetri N. and Hewa TM.. (2019) Design principles for use cases of blockchain in food supply chains. In AMCIS 2019 Proceedings: 10. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Croxson A., Sharma R. and Wingreen S.. (2019) Making sense of blockchain in food supply-chains. In Proceedings of the 30th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2019). (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Zhang X., Sharma R. and Wingreen SC.. (2018) Block-chaining in precision healthcare: A design research approach. In Proceedings PACIS 2018. (Conference Contributions - Published)