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HANDBOOK OF DIGITAL CURRENCY
Título:
HANDBOOK OF DIGITAL CURRENCY
Subtítulo:
Autor:
LEE, D
Editorial:
ACADEMIC PRESS
Año de edición:
2015
ISBN:
978-0-12-802117-0
Páginas:
612
99,95 € -10,0% 89,96 €

 

Sinopsis

Description
Incorporating currencies, payment methods, and protocols that computers use to talk to each other, digital currencies are poised to grow in use and importance. The Handbook of Digital Currency gives readers a way to learn about subjects outside their specialties and provides authoritative background and tools for those whose primary source of information is journal articles. Taking a cross-country perspective, its comprehensive view of the field includes history, technicality, IT, finance, economics, legal, tax and regulatory environment. For those who come from different backgrounds with different questions in mind, The Handbook of Digital Currency is an essential starting point.

Key Features
Discusses all major strategies and tactics associated with digital currencies, their uses, and their regulations
Presents future scenarios for the growth of digital currencies
Written for regulators, crime prevention units, tax authorities, entrepreneurs, micro-financiers, micro-payment businesses, cryptography experts, software developers, venture capitalists, hedge fund managers, hardware manufacturers, credit card providers, money changers, remittance service providers, exchanges, and academics
Winner of the 2015 ´Outstanding Business Reference Source´ by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)



Table of Contents
Dedication
Preface and Acknowledgments
Part 1: Digital Currency and Bitcoin
Section One: Bitcoin and Alternative Cryptocurrencies
Chapter 1: Introduction to Bitcoin
Abstract
Acknowledgments
1.1 The next generation of money and payments
1.2 Digital currency as alternative currency
1.3 Cryptocurrency
1.4 General features of bitcoin
1.5 Benefits and risks
1.6 Impact of the digital currency revolution
1.7 Conditions for a successful cryptocurrency
1.8 Future prospects and conclusion
Chapter 2: Is Bitcoin a Real Currency? An Economic Appraisal
Abstract
Acknowledgments
2.1 Introduction
2.2 History and background of bitcoin
2.3 Bitcoin's weaknesses as a currency
2.4 Conclusion: obstacles faced by bitcoin
Chapter 3: Bitcoin Mining Technology
Abstract
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Technology behind bitcoin
3.3 Mining process
3.4 Mining possibilities
3.5 Mining pools
3.6 Threats to mining
3.7 Recent advancements
3.8 Conclusion
Chapter 4: National Cryptocurrencies
Abstract
4.1 The first wave
4.2 The future of national cryptocurrency
4.3 Conclusion
Chapter 5: Evaluating the Potential of Alternative Cryptocurrencies
Abstract
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Different types of altcoins
5.3 Launching an altcoin
5.4 Data collection and altcoin evaluation strategy
5.5 Altcoin evaluation results
5.6 Empirical research using social network data
5.7 Empirical analysis using time series and cross-section data
5.8 Conclusion
Appendix Empirical analysis of bitcoin and altcoins
Key factors' analysis