A Bibliometric Analysis of Empirical Studies on Cryptocurrencies in the Time of COVID-19

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Dicle Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


During the COVID-19 pandemic, the uncertainty in the markets was also reflected in the demand for cryptocurrencies. This study aims to visually present the bibliometric analyzes of empirical studies on cryptocurrencies during the COVID-19 pandemic period (between 2020-2022). For this purpose, VOSviewer software was used to perform a bibliometric analysis of 30 selected studies. According to the results obtained, it is seen that the selected studies are mostly scanned in the SCOPUS and SSCI indexes of the journals published. Most studies were conducted in Malaysia, followed by Pakistan and Spain. 7 studies were conducted in Malaysia and 3 studies each in Pakistan and Spain. In the studies, it was seen that the technology acceptance model, planned behavior theory, and unified theory of acceptance and use of technology were used the most, respectively. Structural equation modeling was used in 23 studies. When the variables used were examined, it was understood that the most used variables were the intention, risk, trust, and attitude. Considering the uncertainties in the pandemic period and the characteristics of cryptocurrencies, it is thought that the variables used to make significant contributions to the literature and relevant persons.