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Introduction

  • Paolo TascaEmail author
  • Tomaso Aste
  • Loriana Pelizzon
  • Nicolas Perony
Chapter
Part of the New Economic Windows book series (NEW)

Abstract

New technologies are dramatically transforming our economic systems, and our society in general. The introduction of decentralised peer-to-peer technologies makes possible to initiate a new economy that is blurring the lines between consumers and producers, this technology shift is enabling a rapid transition towards what is known as the economy of collaborative commons: a digital space where providers and users share goods and services at a marginal cost rapidly approaching nil. In this book leading scholars, entrepreneurs, policy makers and practitioners are reporting from their different perspectives the unfolding technological revolution in banking and finance.

Keywords

Crowdfunding Distributed Ledger Technologies Blockchain P2P finance - Peer to Peer finance e-finance Fintech 

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Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Tasca
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tomaso Aste
    • 2
    • 3
  • Loriana Pelizzon
    • 4
    • 5
  • Nicolas Perony
    • 6
    • 7
  1. 1.Centre for Blockchain TechnologiesUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Systemic Risk CentreLondon School of EconomicsLondonUK
  4. 4.SAFEGoethe University FrankfurtFrankfurt am MainGermany
  5. 5.Department of EconomicsCa’ Foscari University of VeniceVeniceItaly
  6. 6.ETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  7. 7.ECUREX ResearchZurichSwitzerland

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