The Problems of Cryptocurrency Thefts and Exchange Shutdowns
14 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2018 Last revised: 8 Apr 2022
Date Written: February 27, 2018
This discussion paper examines the recent history of cryptocurrency thefts and exchanges shutdowns, focusing specifically on the largest cryptoinstrument: Bitcoin. The examination of thefts and shutdowns are intended to draw academic attention to the accountability deficits that pervade the cryptocurrency space, and the findings of the paper suggest that a much more robust accountability, transparency, and oversight architecture must be put in place vis-a-vis cryptocurrencies.
Keywords: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Theft, Exchanges, Oversight, Accountability, Shutdowns, Regulation
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