An Examination of Cryptocurrency from Inception to Future State
RAIS Conference Proceedings - The 13th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities
7 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2019 Last revised: 12 Aug 2019
Date Written: June 30, 2019
Cryptocurrency, is it just a trend or is it the future of assets? It is a hot topic of conversation among individuals, as well as within companies. This paper will provide an overview of Cryptocurrency as well as discuss its inception, the current state, and the future outlook. As well, the paper will look at negative, neutral, and positive perceptions of Cryptocurrency from the perspective of individuals and organizations. The discussion will also look into Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple, revealing how they differ from each other, even though all three are based on Blockchain Technology. Another section of the paper examines the comparison of Cryptocurrency to other assets. It will examine whether Cryptocurrency is similar to a monetary currency, such as the US Dollar, similar to common stock, such as shares in a public company or similar to money metals, such as Gold and Silver. These assets are all subject to market fluctuations, just like Cryptocurrency.
Keywords: Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Blockchain Technology, Satoshi Nakamoto
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