The Introduction of the Special Issue

Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that make use of cryptography to regulate the creation and transactions of exchange units. Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin and monero have recently both gained and fallen rapidly in value. So, Cryptocurrencies have understandably attracted a plethora of attention from investors, regulators and the media, with attention from academia correspondingly growing.

Blockchain, originally established as a digital recording process to validate bitcoin transactions, avoids the supervision, surveillance, interference, and competencies of financial intermediaries, in favor of machine-driven systems that are inherently less transparent.


The Research Scope of the Special Issue

·Cryptocurrency pricing volatility

·Determinants of Cryptocurrency pricing

·Relationship between cryptocurrencies and other currencies and financial assets

·Cryptocurrency regulations

·Blockchain application & implementation


Submission guidelines

All papers should be submitted via the Global Finance Review submission system: http://ojs.piscomed.com/index.php/gfr

Submitted articles should not be published or under review elsewhere. All submissions will be subject to the journal’s standard peer review process. Criteria for acceptance include originality, contribution, scientific merit and relevance to the field of interest of the Special Issue.


Important Dates

Paper Submission Due:July 01 , 2019


The Lead Guest Editor

Hamid Sakaki

Hamid Sakaki is an Associate Professor of Finance at Central Connecticut State University. He earned the Ph.D. degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Dr. Sakaki research interests include Empirical Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Institutional Investors and International Finance.  Dr. Sakaki work has been published in finance journals such as Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting and Managerial Finance.