A High-Level Taxonomy of Crypto-assets

  • Henri Arslanian
  • Fabrice Fischer


The creation of Bitcoin and subsequent proliferation of crypto-assets have established a financial environment where new digital networks for the exchange of value can be rapidly deployed at relatively low cost. This creates potential opportunities for the establishment of new asset classes, improvements to the liquidity and transparency of existing markets, and the formation of new communities. However, these low barriers to entry mean that the universe of crypto-assets is in constant flux, making it extraordinarily difficult to keep track of the assets within it or to understand how such assets should be valued.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henri Arslanian
    • 1
  • Fabrice Fischer
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.Blu ltdHong KongHong Kong

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