Cryptocurrencies: A Brief Thematic Review

9 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2017

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Usman W. Chohan

University of New South Wales (UNSW), UNSW Business School; Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI); Centre for Aerospace & Security (CAS)

Date Written: August 4, 2017

Abstract

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 many practitioners and stakeholders. This discussion paper synthesizes and summarizes the salient literature on cryptocurrencies with a view to advancing a more general understanding of their order and purpose.

Keywords: Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Virtual Money, Disruption

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., Cryptocurrencies: A Brief Thematic Review (August 4, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3024330 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3024330

Usman W. Chohan (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales (UNSW), UNSW Business School ( email )

Sydney, New South Wales
Australia

Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI) ( email )

Islamabad
Pakistan

Centre for Aerospace & Security (CAS) ( email )

Rawalpindi
Pakistan

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