Bitcoin: Drivers and Impediments

18 Pages Posted: 14 Aug 2017

See all articles by Tatiana Ermakova

Tatiana Ermakova

University of Potsdam

Benjamin Fabian

Humboldt University of Berlin

Annika Baumann

Humboldt University of Berlin

Mykyta Izmailov

Humboldt University of Berlin

Hanna Krasnova

University of Potsdam

Date Written: August 11, 2017

Abstract

The Bitcoin digital currency increasingly attracts an essential number of Internet users. This study focuses on the future outlook of Bitcoin by identifying drivers and impediments of the currency's adoption. For this aim, we conduct an empirical survey of around one hundred Bitcoin experts and discuss the results. Our research contributes to the practical and theoretical discussions in the cryptocurrency field and broadens the understanding of the adoption and future perspectives of Bitcoin.

Keywords: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Drivers, Impediments, Expert Survey

Suggested Citation

Ermakova, Tatiana and Fabian, Benjamin and Baumann, Annika and Izmailov, Mykyta and Krasnova, Hanna, Bitcoin: Drivers and Impediments (August 11, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3017190 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3017190

Tatiana Ermakova

University of Potsdam ( email )

August-Bebel Strasse 89
Potsdam, 14482
Germany

Benjamin Fabian (Contact Author)

Humboldt University of Berlin ( email )

Unter den Linden 6
Berlin, AK Berlin 10099
Germany

Annika Baumann

Humboldt University of Berlin ( email )

Unter den Linden 6
Berlin, AK Berlin 10099
Germany

Mykyta Izmailov

Humboldt University of Berlin ( email )

Unter den Linden 6
Berlin, AK Berlin 10099
Germany

Hanna Krasnova

University of Potsdam ( email )

August-Bebel Strasse 89
Potsdam, 14482
Germany

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