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Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Proposal of a methodology for the sustainability assessment of cryptocurrencies
Authors: Näf, Marco
Keller, Thomas
Seiler, Roger
et. al: No
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-21507
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Pages: 5617
Pages to: 5626
Conference details: 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Grand Wailea, HI, USA, 5-8 January 2021
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Honolulu
ISBN: 978-0-9981331-4-0
ISSN: 2572-6856
Language: English
Subjects: Blockchain; Blockchain case and innovation; Cryptocurrency; Sustainability
Subject (DDC): 332: Financial economics
Abstract: As cryptocurrencies are becoming more and more widespread and their power consumption has caught the attention of the public, it seems worthwhile to investigate their effects on the environment, economy and society. In the scientific literature, a clear focus on the high power consumption of the market-dominating Bitcoin can be seen in the sustainability assessment of cryptocurrencies. In order to build a comprehensive understanding of cryptocurrencies’ sustainability other aspects should be considered as well instead of narrowing down the scope of analysis to power consumption. Therefore, a holistic definition of sustainability in the context of cryptocurrencies is proposed. Building upon this definition a methodology for assessing a cryptocurrencies’ sustainability is derived in this paper and subsequently applied to ten cryptocurrencies.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial - No derivatives 4.0 International
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute of Business Information Technology (IWI)
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