%0 Journal Article
%T A Second-Order Hierarchical Clustering of Cryptocurrencies
%J Iranian Journal of Management Studies
%I University of Tehran
%Z 2008-7055
%A Sadeqi, Hojjatollah
%D 2022
%\ 07/01/2022
%V 15
%N 3
%P 569-593
%! A Second-Order Hierarchical Clustering of Cryptocurrencies
%K hierarchical clustering
%K Minimum Spanning Trees
%K Entropy
%K Cryptocurrencies
%R 10.22059/ijms.2021.320018.674466
%X The clustering of cryptocurrencies as an emerging field in investment management is the main topic of this research. Applying the information-based distance matrices, we clustered the 30 most valuable cryptocurrencies. Then, we identified the most influential clustering by the concept of Minimum Spanning Tree (MST) and the centrality measures of graph theory. A second-order clustering, which is defined as the clustering of hierarchical clusterings, was applied to cluster 56 dendrograms. Using the most influential clustering, we identified the main clusters of cryptocurrencies and sub-clusters. The results showed that the clustering composition of cryptocurrencies changed at the period I (before COVID-19) and II (pandemic time).
%U https://ijms.ut.ac.ir/article_83777_1d40e4d555906c978f9101a35a81c0db.pdf