Published on September 15th, 2015 | by bitcoin0
‘Ledger Launches, Bitcoin’s Academic Journal
Ledger, the first ever peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to cryptocurrencies such as a bitcoin, launched today.
Arising from a partnership between the University of Pittsburgh, MIT Media Lab and partly funded by Coin Center, Ledger Journal will attempt to lead the research being done in the cryptocurrency field.
Dr Peter R. Rizun, co-managing editor at Ledger, told CoinDesk he wants to create a mechanism for efficient peer review within the bitcoin community, adding:
“I wanted to build an academic and interdisciplinary communication channel that would allow bright minds in economics, sociology, physics, law and political science to contribute at the highest-level towards the evolution of bitcoin.”
“I believe bitcoin would benefit from greater diversity at the leadership level,” he added.
However, Ledger is not just about bitcoin, said Ford Burley, adding that the editorial team is actively interested in receiving submissions relating to cryptocurrencies, shared distributed ledgers, cryptographic proof-of-works systems and distributed consensus.