Digital Evolution: blockchain field research

Carlos Bernardino, Carlos J. Costa, Manuela Aparicio

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Blockchain is a relatively new technology supported by a decentralized database that received special attention at the research level in the last years due to its fundamental characteristics. Numerous researchers have applied blockchain studies in many fields, but the scope is very large and there is no delimitation of new and emergent trends. The method used to better understand the evolution and impact of blockchain technology was a bibliometric analysis. A search was conducted at digital Elsevier’s database with a single keyword blockchain, and 23383 articles were collected. The study uses cluster analysis method, allowing to construct and visualize bibliometric networks and to build co-occurrences networks. The results indicate that there are positive correlations between countries, that China and the United States are part of the most influential cluster. Indicates also emerging developments in the areas of governance, industry, decision-making processes, management, internet of things, information security, and a new hot topic, energy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 17th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (CISTI)
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings
EditorsAlvaro Rocha, Borja Bordel, Francisco Garcia Penalvo, Ramiro Goncalves
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-9-8933-3436-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-9812-8
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2022
Event2022 17th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (CISTI) - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 22 Jun 202225 Jun 2022

Publication series

NameIberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI
ISSN (Print)2166-0727
ISSN (Electronic)2166-0735


Conference2022 17th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (CISTI)


  • Blockchain
  • Management
  • bibliometrics
  • visualization networks
  • trust
  • processes
  • keyword networks


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