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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in Human Computer Interaction: A Systematic Literature Review and Research Agenda

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  • Michael Fröhlich
  • Franz Waltenberger
  • Ludwig Trotter
  • Florian Alt
  • Albrecht Schmidt
Publication date13/06/2022
Host publicationDIS 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference: Digital Wellbeing
Number of pages23
ISBN (electronic)9781450393584
<mark>Original language</mark>English


We present a systematic literature review of cryptocurrency and blockchain research in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) published between 2014 and 2021. We aim to provide an overview of the field, consolidate existing knowledge, and chart paths for future research. Our analysis of 99 articles identifies six major themes: (1) the role of trust, (2) understanding motivation, risk, and perception of cryptocurrencies, (3) cryptocurrency wallets, (4) engaging users with blockchain, (5) using blockchain for application-specific use cases, and (6) support tools for blockchain. We discuss the focus of the existing research body and juxtapose it to the changing landscape of emerging blockchain technologies to highlight future research avenues for HCI and interaction design. With this review, we identify key aspects where interaction design is critical for the adoption of blockchain systems. Doing so, we provide a starting point for new scholars and designers and help them position future contributions.