The Rise and Fall of Cryptocurrencies: Defining the Economic and Social Values of Blockchain Technologies, assessing the Opportunities, and defining the Financial and Cybersecurity Risks of the Metaverse

44 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2023

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Petar Radanliev

University of Oxford - Department of Computer Science

Date Written: August 9, 2023

Abstract

This paper contextualises the common queries of "why is crypto crashing?" and "why is crypto down?", the research transcends beyond the frequent market fluctuations to unravel how cryptocurrencies fundamentally work and the step-by-step process on how to create a cryptocurrency.

The study examines blockchain technologies and their pivotal role in the evolving Metaverse, shedding light on topics such as how to invest in cryptocurrency, the mechanics behind crypto mining, and strategies to effectively buy and trade cryptocurrencies. Through an interdisciplinary approach, the research transitions from the fundamental principles of fintech investment strategies to the overarching implications of blockchain within the Metaverse. Alongside exploring machine learning potentials in financial sectors and risk assessment methodologies, the study critically assesses whether developed or developing nations are poised to reap greater benefits from these technologies. Moreover, it probes into both enduring and dubious crypto projects, drawing a distinct line between genuine blockchain applications and Ponzi-like schemes. The conclusion resolutely affirms the continuing dominance of blockchain technologies, underlined by a profound exploration of their intrinsic value and a reflective commentary by the author on the potential risks confronting individual investors.

Keywords: Blockchain Technologies, Cryptocurrencies, Metaverse, Decentralised Finance (DeFi), Crypto Regulations, Blockchain Standards, Risk, Value.

Suggested Citation

Radanliev, Petar, The Rise and Fall of Cryptocurrencies: Defining the Economic and Social Values of Blockchain Technologies, assessing the Opportunities, and defining the Financial and Cybersecurity Risks of the Metaverse (August 9, 2023). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4535880 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4535880

Petar Radanliev (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Department of Computer Science ( email )

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