Cryptocurrencies as a Financial Asset: A Systematic Analysis
49 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2018
Date Written: March 18, 2018
This paper provides a systematic review of the empirical literature on the major topics that have been associated with the market for cryptocurrencies since their development as a financial asset in 2009. Despite astonishing price appreciation in recent years, cryptocurrencies have been subjected to accusations of pricing bubbles central to the trilemma that exists between regulatory oversight, the potential for illicit use through it's anonymity within a young underdeveloped exchange system, and infrastructural breaches influenced by the growth of cyber criminality. Each influence the perception of the role of cryptocurrencies as a trustworthy credible investment asset class and legitimate of value.
Keywords: Cryptocurrencies, Pricing Bubbles, Regulation, Cyber Criminality, Systematic Literature Review
JEL Classification: F31, G18
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