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Blockchain, well-known as the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) behind cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, has attracted plenty of attention from both practitioners and academics and has begun to revolutionize the way businesses handle their day-to-day operations. DLT leads to many interesting new research topics in different business fields. In this study, we applied the systematic mapping method to review existing articles related to blockchain applications and research in different business areas (accounting, finance and banking, information systems, marketing and supply chain). Our goal is to understand the current applications and research status related to blockchain, so that we can identify research gaps and better directions for future research. Following the recommended steps of the systematic mapping method, we extracted fifty primary papers from several scientific databases. Our findings suggest that despite the attention received, blockchain research still has a long way to go. Several future research directions are discussed.