Ledger (journal)

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Ledger  
Ledger (journal) cover.jpg
Discipline Cryptocurrencies
Language English
Edited by

Christopher E. Wilmer

Peter R. Rizun
Publication details
Publication history
2016-present
Publisher
D-Scribe Digital Publishing (cosponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Press(United States)
Frequency Biannual
Yes
Standard abbreviations
Ledger
Indexing
ISSN 2379-5980
OCLC no. 910895894
Links

Ledger is the first peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to cryptocurrency and blockchain technology research.[1] The journal covers aspects of mathematics, computer science, engineering, law, economics and philosophy that relates to cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.[2][3]

Overview[edit]

Ledger is an open access journal published by the University Library System (ULS) of the University of Pittsburgh and is cosponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Press.[4] The journal expects to release full-publications twice a year and additional articles throughout.[5] Individuals such as Michael Kumhof, Senior Research Advisor at the Bank of England,[6] and Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, as well as academics from a variety of institutions including Oxford, Stanford and MIT currently make up the editorial team.[7] Ledger has received partial funding from Bitcoin Unlimited.[8]

The idea for Ledger was born out of a discussion between managing editors Peter R. Rizun and Christopher E. Wilmer on the bitcoin forum bitcointalk.org. A call for papers was issued on the 15th September 2015 with the deadline set at 31st December 2015 but following delays in formalising the review process the inaugural issue was not published until December 2016.[9][3][5][10][11]

The journal encourages authors to digitally sign a file hash of submitted papers, which will then be timestamped into the bitcoin blockchain. Authors are also asked to include a personal bitcoin address in the first page of their papers.[12][13]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Extance, Andy (2015). "The future of cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin and beyond". Nature. 526 (7571): 21–23. Bibcode:2015Natur.526...21E. doi:10.1038/526021a. ISSN 0028-0836. OCLC 421716612. 
  2. ^ "Ledger". worldcat.org. Archived from the original on 11 January 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Hertig, Alyssa (15 September 2015). "Introducing Ledger, the First Bitcoin-Only Academic Journal". motherboard.vice.com. Vice Media. Archived from the original on 10 January 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Dotson, Kyt (16 September 2015). "The University of Pittsburgh is now home to Ledger: the first Bitcoin-only academic journal". siliconangle.com. Archived from the original on 12 January 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  5. ^ a b del Castillo, Michael (22 December 2016). "Ledger Publishes First Volume of Peer-Reviewed Blockchain Research". coindesk.com. Archived from the original on 10 January 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2017. 
  6. ^ Palmer, Daniel (2 February 2016). "Bank of England Economist Joins Ledger Journal Editorial Board". coindesk.com. Coindesk. Archived from the original on 11 January 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "Editorial Team". ledger.pitt.edu. Ledger. Archived from the original on 10 January 2017. 
  8. ^ http://www.ledgerjournal.org/ojs/index.php/ledger/announcement/view/12
  9. ^ Prisco, Giulio (10 September 2015). "First Peer-Reviewed Academic Bitcoin Journal, Ledger, Launches and Issues Call for Papers". bitcoinmagazine.com. Archived from the original on 10 January 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2017. 
  10. ^ Menezes, Nuno (17 November 2015). "LEDGER – A new Journal for Cryptocurrency Papers". newsbtc.com. Archived from the original on 12 January 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  11. ^ Dollentas, Nigel (24 September 2015). "Ledger: First Scholarly Bitcoin Journal Invites Authors". bitcoinist.com. Archived from the original on 12 January 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  12. ^ Rizun, Peter R.; Wilmer, Christopher E.; Burley, Richard Ford; Miller, Andrew (2015). "How to Write and Format an Article for Ledger" (PDF). Ledger. doi:10.5195/LEDGER.2015.1. ISSN 2379-5980. OCLC 910895894. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  13. ^ Nm, Gautham (20 September 2015). "Ledger, Crypto Only Journal for the Academia". newsbtc.com. Archived from the original on 12 January 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 

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