Prof. Dr. Horst Treiblmaier is a Professor in International Management at Modul University Vienna, Austria. He received a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems in 2001 from the WU Vienna and worked as a Visiting Professor at Purdue University, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of British Columbia (UBC), and the University of Technology in Sydney (UTS). He has more than twenty years of experience as a researcher and consultant and has worked on industry projects with Microsoft, Google, and the United Nations. His research interests include the economic and business implications of blockchain, metaverse, token economy, cryptoeconomics, as well as methodological and epistemological problems of social science research. Currently he is a research associate at the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies of the University College London, a member of the Blockchain Center of Excellence (University of Arkansas) and a research fellow of the Digital Euro Association (DEA). He has edited four books on the implications of blockchain with Palgrave Macmillan and Springer (Business Transformation through Blockchain Vol. I + II (2019); Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology Use Cases: Applications and Lessons Learned (2020); Blockchains and the Token Economy (2022)). His research has appeared in academic journals such as Information Systems Journal, Structural Equation Modeling, Frontiers in Blockchain, The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, Annals of Tourism Research, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Information & Management, Telematics and Informatics, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, Journal of Global Information Management, Schmalenbach Business Review, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, International Journal of Logistics Management and Business & Information Systems Engineering.