The Economics of Cryptocurrencies
Part of the Routledge International Studies in Money and Banking series
Cryptocurrencies have had a profound effect on financial markets worldwide. The edited book aims to explore the economic implications of the use of cryptocurrencies. Drawing from chapter contributors from around the world, the book will be a valuable resource on the economics of cryptocurrencies. The intended audience are academics, corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, government leaders, consultants and, policy makers worldwide.
Over the past few years, the topic of cryptocurrencies has gained global attention and has been the subject of discussion in various news media, in policy-making bodies and government entities, financial institutions, classroom and the boardroom. Despite widespread interest, much remains unknown on what the economic implications of cryptocurrencies are. This book enhances the reader's understanding of cryptocurrencies, its impact on industry, and its implications on the political and economic environment. Drawing from chapter contributions from leading academics and thought leaders from around the world, this book is the definitive guide on the economics of cryptocurrencies.
There is scarcity of well-conceived, academically grounded literature on the impact of cryptocurrencies on industry, politics, and economics. This pioneering book provides up-to-date and in-depth analysis on the subject. The book will be appealing to academic communities, business professionals and entrepreneurs in their quest for better understanding the challenges and opportunities brought about by cryptocurrencies. Consultants, government officials, and policy makers would find the information helpful in defining strategic pathways into the future.