Introduction to Bitcoin
This chapter considers the evolution of alternative digital currencies from DigiCash to Bitcoin, the very digital currency that has spurred the development of this book. Specifically, this chapter explores the general features of Bitcoin and its benefits and risks before suggesting some conditions for a successful cryptocurrency to thrive. The chapter then concludes with optimism about the future of cryptocurrency and its underlying technology.
Bitcoin primer, Introduction to cryptocurrency, Future of cryptocurrency, Benefits and risks of bitcoin, Financial innovation, Electronic finance
Business | E-Commerce
Handbook of Digital Currency: Bitcoin, Innovation, Financial Instruments, and Big Data
Lee, David K. C.
Elsevier Academic Press
City or Country
LAM, Pak Nian and LEE, David K. C..
Introduction to Bitcoin. (2015). Handbook of Digital Currency: Bitcoin, Innovation, Financial Instruments, and Big Data. 5-30. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/lkcsb_research/4211