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Beyond Bitcoin

The Economics of Digital Currencies

  • Authors
  • Hanna Halaburda
  • Miklos Sarvary

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Hanna Halaburda, Miklos Sarvary
    Pages 1-9
  3. Hanna Halaburda, Miklos Sarvary
    Pages 11-48
  4. Hanna Halaburda, Miklos Sarvary
    Pages 49-95
  5. Hanna Halaburda, Miklos Sarvary
    Pages 97-163
  6. Hanna Halaburda, Miklos Sarvary
    Pages 165-168
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 169-186

About this book

Introduction

Digital currencies are a fairly new phenomenon brought about by the spectacular rise of the internet. While Bitcoin is the most famous, there are numerous other digital currencies—from Amazon Coin to Zetacoin. Beyond Bitcoin explores the economic forces underlying the design of their features and their potential. Halaburda and Sarvary argue that digital currencies are best understood by considering the economic incentives driving their creators and users. The authors present a framework that will allow systemic analysis of this dynamic environment and support further discussion of the design of digital currencies' features and the competition in the market.

Keywords

competition money cryptocurrency virtual money silk road amazon coin facebook credit world of warcraft gold linden dollars platform currency ripple network effects history of money

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137506429
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-55435-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-50642-9
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