Cryptocurrencies: A Brief Thematic Review
38 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2017 Last revised: 20 Jan 2022
Date Written: January 8, 2022
Cryptocurrencies are an area of heightened pecuniary, numismatic, technological, and investment interest, and yet a comprehensive understanding of their theories and foundations is still left wanting among some practitioners and stakeholders. Given the surge of literature on cryptocurrencies (both academic and practitioner), the aim of this brief thematic review is to bring to light several areas of interest where both generalist and specialist attention is required and warranted. It synthesizes and summarizes this salient literature on cryptocurrencies thematically with a view to advancing a more general understanding of their order and purpose.
Keywords: Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Virtual Money, Disruption, NFT, Web3, tether, regulation
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