Periodic Table of Cryptocurrencies: Blockchain Categorization

20 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2018 Last revised: 1 Jun 2018

Date Written: May 31, 2017


The tech is already complicated enough, and if the terminologies aren't understood or clarified, it will further compound the complexities in this nascent industry. Everyone needs to know about this revolutionary tech, and as participants of this beautiful ecosystem it is our responsibility to simplify things as best as we can to the masses. The blockchain, the underlying technology, is the biggest innovation in computer science—the idea of a distributed database where trust is established through mass collaboration and clever code rather than through a powerful institution that does the authentication and the settlement. The biggest problems, though, have to do with clear categorization. I propose a theory of cryptocurrency periodic table policy in Altcoin markets with focus on supply rigidities identified with aggregate supply in cryptocurrency markets. The distribution of Altcoin across markets affects aggregate demand and output, however, these effects are not internalized in private financial decisions.

Keywords: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains

JEL Classification: E4, E41, E42, E5, E58, L5, L51

Suggested Citation

Arsov, Aleksandar, Periodic Table of Cryptocurrencies: Blockchain Categorization (May 31, 2017). Available at SSRN: or

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