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Congratulations to One of Our LERSSE Graduates!

Congratulations to Dr. Artemij Voskobojnikov on his successful defense. At LERSSE, he investigated the human factors of blockchains and distributed ledger technologies. His dissertation is available here: “Towards Understanding and Improving the Crypto-Asset User Experience”.

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LERSSE Goes Cycling on Stanley Park

At LERSSE, we enjoy being active just as much as we do enjoy research. LERSSE members and their significant others started the new academic year by cycling around the Stanley Park seawall.

 

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Tune In At SOUPS 2021 And Learn More About LERSSE’s Research

This year, two LERSSE papers got accepted at the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2021) and SOUPS Workshops. We invite you to join the presenters in the sessions to learn more about the research studies conducted at LERSSE.

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Why People (Don’t) Adopt Cryptocurrencies

Over the last years, crypto-assets have gained significant interest from private investors, academia, and industry. While the user population and their motivations, perceptions, and behaviors have been studied, non-adopters and factors influencing their decision have been left unexplored.

Our work fills this knowledge gap and sheds light on the effects of trust, perceived self-efficacy, and risk, which have been shown to be the key antecedents to technology acceptance, on the adoption intention of non-users. We propose and empirically test a theoretical model that explains the adoption intention of crypto-assets among those, who decided against using them.

The validity of the model is assessed in a structural equation model analysis of 204 non-users. Results revealed that trust is a critical factor affecting adoption intention, with perceived self-efficacy having a mediating effect. Building on the results, practical recommendations are offered that could lower the entry barriers and facilitate the adoption of crypto-assets.

You can find more information in the paper:

Voskobojnikov, A., Abramova, S., Beznosov, K., and Böhme, R. Non-Adoption of Crypto-Assets: Exploring the Role of Trust, Self-Efficacy, and Risk. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS). (virtual) Marrakesh, Morocco, 2021.

 

Tune In At CHI 2021 And Learn More About LERSSE’s Research

This year, three LERSSE papers got accepted at the most prestigious conference on Human-Computer Interaction (CHI 2021) and we invite you
to join the presenters in the sessions to learn more about the research studies conducted at LERSSE.

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