• Language: English.
• Start: Now.
• Organizational setup: One Master’s Thesis or two interconnected team-based Bachelor’s Thesis.
• Basic knowledge in finance (Essentials of Finance) and first experiences with statistical/mathematical soft-ware packages (e.g. SAS, MATLAB).
• Interest in a research-driven thesis, financial markets, and blockchain technology and the understanding of its underlying economic concepts.
For questions, do not hesitate to contact Benedikt Notheisen. To apply for the thesis, please send a current transcript of records, a CV, and a brief motivation (2-3 sentences) to firstname.lastname@example.org. For two Bachlor’s Thesis a team application is highly welcome but not required.
Donet Donet, J.A., Pérez-Solà, C. and Herrera-Joancomartí, J. (2014), “The Bitcoin P2P Network”, in Böhme, R., Bren-ner, M., Moore, T. and Smith, M. (Eds.), Financial cryptography and data security: FC 2014 Workshops, BITCOIN and WAHC 2014, Christ Church, Barbados, March 7, 2014 ; revised selected papers, Lecture Notes in Computer Sci-ence, Vol. 8438, Springer, Berlin, pp. 87–102.
Glaser, F. (2017), “Pervasive Decentralisation of Digital Infrastructures. A Framework for Blockchain enabled System and Use Case Analysis”, in Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.
Kondor, D., Csabai, I., Szüle, J., Pósfai, M. and Vattay, G. (2014), “Inferring the interplay between network structure and market effects in Bitcoin”, New Journal of Physics, Vol. 16 No. 12, p. 125003.
Neudecker, T., Andelfinger, P. and Hartenstein, H. (2015), “A simulation model for analysis of attacks on the Bitcoin peer-to-peer network”, in 2015 IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM), Ot-tawa, ON, Canada, IEEE, pp. 1327–1332.
Notheisen, B., Gödde, M. and Weinhardt, C. (2017), “Trading Stocks on Blocks. Engineering Decentralized Markets”, Designing the Digital Transformation Proceedings of the 12th International Conference (DESRIST 2017), Vol. 12, pp. 474–478.
Sukhwani, H., Martinez, J.M., Chang, X., Trivedi, K.S. and Rindos, A. (2017), “Performance Modeling of PBFT Consensus Process for Permissioned Blockchain Network (Hyperledger Fabric)”, in 2017 IEEE 36th International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems: SRDS 2017 26-29 September 2017, Hong Kong proceedings, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 253–255.