2011 Observations on the Digital Currency Industry

56 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2010

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Mark Herpel

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Date Written: December 6, 2010

Abstract

This document takes an informal look at non-bank digital currency payment systems, online value transfer software and digital precious metals (DGC). Focus is placed on the evolution of these systems over the past decade along with the developments of new models including software, products and regulations.

Keywords: digital currency, digital gold currency, webmoney, e-gold, goldmoney, opentransactions, encryption, online payments, digital bearer certificates

JEL Classification: E41, L21, O30, O33

Suggested Citation

Herpel, Mark, 2011 Observations on the Digital Currency Industry (December 6, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1721076 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1721076

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