A Coffee Break for Bitcoin
Indiana Law Journal Supplement, Forthcoming
9 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2019 Last revised: 30 Jul 2019
Date Written: February 2, 2019
For many, the appeal of bitcoin is in its detachment from government and regulation. However, there are several reasons that bitcoin users may want regulation, as illustrated by the parallels with international stocks. As the Coffee theory goes, international companies cross-list their shares on foreign exchanges to subject themselves to regulation that lifted their value. Similarly, regulation can offset some of the issues that bitcoin has developed since its emergence a decade ago.
Keywords: bitcoin, technology, regulation
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