The Crypto Chain University has compiled lists of most cited publications, over a range of research topics, over the years, since its founding in 2010.

Topics

51% Attack
Atomic Swap
Bitcoin History*
Blockchain
Blockchain Privacy
Byzantine Consensus
Convergence*
Cryptocurrencies*
Darknet Markets
Decentralized Autonomous Organizations
Elliptic Curve
Forensic Analysis
Initial Coin Offerings
Merkle Tree
Money and Fiat*
Proof-Of-Work
Property
Ring Signatures
Regulations
Segregated Witness
Smart Contracts
zkSNARKs

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