Cybercash: The Coming Era Of Electronic Money

Hardcover | January 18, 2003

byRobert Guttmann

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Cybercash refers to the creation and circulation of online money. Guttman applies economic analysis to this electronic money to understand how it will enable the internet to re-establish itself as the dynamic center of the new economy and how this new money form will become the dominant payment mechanism rivaling cash, paper checks or credit cards. This will be the first book to look at the coming era of electronic money within the broader context of the economy.

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Cybercash refers to the creation and circulation of online money. Guttman applies economic analysis to this electronic money to understand how it will enable the internet to re-establish itself as the dynamic center of the new economy and how this new money form will become the dominant payment mechanism rivaling cash, paper checks or ...

Robert Guttmann is Professor of Economics at Hofstra University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.69 inPublished:January 18, 2003Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333987306

ISBN - 13:9780333987308

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Table of Contents

PART I: MONEY AND THE INTERNET * Money as Social Institution * The Monetary Regime in Transition * The Internet Revolution * PART II: CYBERCASH EXPERIMENTS * Money as Software * Three Generations of Cybercash * Managing Online Money * PART III: VIRTUAL CAPITALISM Intangible Capital and Fictitious Capital * Cyberspace and Public Policy

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"Guttmann predicts that within a decade varying forms of electronic money will largely replace paper currency..."--Lawrence R. Maxted, Library Journal