A Coffee Break for Bitcoin

10 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2019

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Margaret Ryznar

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Date Written: February 2, 2019


For many, the appeal of bitcoin is in its detachment from government and regulations. 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-listed their shares on foreign exchanges in the 1990’s 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

Suggested Citation

Ryznar, Margaret, A Coffee Break for Bitcoin (February 2, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3327891 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3327891

Margaret Ryznar (Contact Author)

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )

530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States

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