Digital Currencies: Principles, Trends, Opportunities, and Risks

110 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2015 Last revised: 13 Jan 2016

Paolo Tasca

UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

Date Written: September 7, 2015

Abstract

The report describes the ongoing innovations in the financial sector brought about by digital currencies from a multi-level perspective: systemic, technical, legal, and industrial. The report extensively covers the current trends in the domain, in order to give the reader a quantitative understanding of the potential opportunities and risks arising from the global adoption of digital currencies.

Keywords: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain

Suggested Citation

Tasca, Paolo, Digital Currencies: Principles, Trends, Opportunities, and Risks (September 7, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2657598 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2657598

Paolo Tasca (Contact Author)

UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies ( email )

Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://paolotasca.com

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