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08. Oktober 2018 : Paper accepted at ICIS 2018 in San Francisco, USA

We are proud to announce that the paper "Towards a Business Model Taxonomy of Startups in the Finance Sector using Blockchain" by Jan Heinrich Beinke, Duc Nguyen and Frank Teuteberg has been accepted for publication at the 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2018).

ICIS 2018 will take place December 13th-16th 2018 in San Francisco, USA. The ICIS conference has an “A” ranking according to the VHB Jourqual 3 ranking and an "A" ranking according to the WKWI journal and conference ranking.

In recent years, the blockchain technology has aroused growing interest in science and practice. Particularly the financial sector has high expectations of this technology, as is evidenced by numerous established start-ups and large amounts of venture capital. However, to date, there is only little scientifically founded knowledge on how such business models function. By addressing this research gap, we contribute to a better understanding of start-up business models using the blockchain technology. To this end, we develop a theoretically sound taxonomy of the elements of such business models. On that basis, we carry out a cluster analysis and identify business model archetypes that provide a better understanding of the topic.