Handbook Of Digital Currency: Bitcoin, Innovation, Financial Instruments, And Big Data

Hardcover | April 29, 2015

byDavid Lee Kuo ChuenEditorDavid Lee Kuo Chuen

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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. 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

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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 so...

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Incorporating currencies, payment methods, and protocols that computers use to talk to each other, digital currencies are poised to grow in use and importance.TheHandbook of Digital Currencygives readers a way to learn about subjects outside their specialties and provides authoritative background and tools for those whose primary sourc...

David Lee Kuo Chuen is Professor of Quantitative Finance (Practice); Director, Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics; and Academic Director, Global Master of Finance Dual Degree at Singapore Management University. A Chartered Statistician from the Royal Statistical Association, he received his Ph.D. from The London School of E...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:612 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:April 29, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128021179

ISBN - 13:9780128021170

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Table of Contents

PART I: DIGITAL CURRENCY AND BITCOIN SYSTEM

1 Bitcoin System and Alternative Cryptocurrencies

1. Introduction to BitcoinLam Pak Nian, David Lee Kuo Chuen

2. Is Bitcoin a Real Currency? An Economic AppraisalDavid Yermack

3. Bitcoin Mining TechnologyNirupama Devi Bhaskar, David Lee Kuo Chuen

4. National Crypto CurrenciesAndras Kristof

5. Evaluating the Potential of Alternative CryptocurrenciesBobby Ong, TM Lee, Guo Li, David Lee Kuo Chuen

2 E-Payment and Security

6. The Effect of Payment Reversibility on E-commerce and Postal QualityChristian Jaag, Christian Bach

7. Blockchain and Digital Payments: An Institutionalist Analysis of CryptocurrenciesGeorgios Papadopoulos

8. Counterfeiting in Cryptocurrency: An Emerging ProblemRalph McKinney, Dale Shao, Lawrence Shao, Duane Rosenlieb

3 Big Data, Network Effect and Capital Flow

9. Emergence, Growth and Sustainability of Bitcoin: The Network Economics PerspectiveErnie G. S. Teo

10.Cryptocurrencies as Distributed Community ExperimentsMatthias Tarasiewicz, Andrew Newman

11.Extracting Market Implied Bitcoin's Risk Free Interest RateNicolas Wesner

12.A Microeconomic Analysis of Bitcoins and Illegal ActivitiesTetsuya Saito

PART II: FINANCE MARKETS AND BITCOIN

4 Regulation, Taxation and Anti Money Laundering Measures

13. Legal Issues in CryptocurrencyVrajlal Sapovadia

14. How to Tax Bitcoin?Aleksandra Bal

15. Crypto- and Virtual Currencies: Corruption, and Money Laundering / Terrorism Financing Risks?Raymond Choo

16. A Light Touch of Regulation for Virtual CurrenciesLam Pak Nian, David Lee Kuo Chuen

17. Real Regulation of Virtual CurrenciesRichard B. Levin, Aaron O'Brien, Madiha Zuberi

18. A Facilitative Model for Crypto-currency Regulation in Singapore;Jonathan Lim

5 Financial Innovation and Internet of Money

19. Advancing EgalitarianismGavin Wood, Aeron Buchanan

20. How Digital Currencies Will Cascade Up to a Global Stable CurrencyGideon Samid

21.Bitcoin-Like Protocols and InnovationIgnacio Mas, David Lee Kuo Chuen

22. Blockchain Electronic VotePierre Noizat

23.Translating Commons-Based Peer Production Values into Metrics: Towards Commons-Based Crypto-CurrenciesPrimavera De Filippi

24. The Confluence of Bitcoin and the Global Sharing EconomyAlyse Killeen

25.What Does Cryptocurrency Mean for the New Economy?Dave Birch

26. Bitcoin: A Look at the Past and the FutureAnton Cruysheer

6 Investments and Crowdfunding

27. Bitcoin IPO, ETF and CrowdfundingLam Pak Nian, Nirupama Devi Bhaskar, David Lee Kuo Chuen

28. Bitcoin ExchangesNirupama Devi Bhaskar, David Lee Kuo Chuen

Editorial Reviews

"The Handbook of Digital Currency is a very timely reference source on the emerging phenomenon of digital currencies, especially in these times of astonishing growth in popularity and public attention to digital currencies and cryptocurrencies. This book provides an authoritative and reliable reference in this quickly emerging field, setting up a context for future academic and research works on the topic."--David Garcia, ETH Zurich