The K-Y Paradox: Problems in Creating a Centralised Sovereign Backed Cryptocurrency on a Decentralised Platform
7 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2017
Date Written: March 29, 2017
Cryptocurrency networks and Blockchains are decentralized systems, functioning on distributed consensus. Fiat currencies on the other hand are issued, maintained and supervised by a sovereign central authority. RSBCs are Regulated And Sovereign Backed Cryptocurrencies (based on the K-Y Protocol) i.e. they are essentially decentralized cryptocurrencies floated by a central (sovereign) authority; it presents a paradox; known as the K-Y paradox. This paper explores the various dimensions of the K-Y paradox and its resolution.
Keywords: K-Y Protocol, blockchain, cryptocurrency, bitcoin
JEL Classification: C88, D02, E42, E51, E52
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