The cryptocurrency revolution
finance in the age of Bitcoin, blockchains and tokens
- ISBN: 9781789665680
- Editorial: Kogan Page Ltd.
- Fecha de la edición: 2020
- Lugar de la edición: London. Reino Unido
- Encuadernación: Rústica
- Medidas: 23 cm
- Nº Pág.: 264
- Idiomas: Inglés
The world of cryptocurrencies and blockchains was initially viewed as a niche space of little interest to mainstream business and finance sectors. With major banks now licensed to provide cryptocurrency custody solutions, and everyone from Facebook to governments using the underlying technology to create their own digital currencies, this has undoubtedly changed.
The Cryptocurrency Revolution explains the most important takeaways from the continued growth of digital currencies and blockchain technology and explores the transformative possibilities of borderless payments, decentralized finance ('DeFi') and machine-to-machine transactions.
Written in jargon-free and accessible language, this book examines the key value proposition of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and how decentralized technologies could enable banks and financial institutions to become more efficient. It looks at the potential impact of company-backed virtual currencies (such as Facebook's Libra) and how governments and regulators around the world are reacting to these innovations. With discussion of the principles of tokenomics and the difference between public and private blockchains, The Cryptocurrency Revolution is the essential guide for those wishing to unders
Chapter - 00: Introduction;Chapter - 01: What is money?;Chapter - 02: The first 10 years of Bitcoin;Chapter - 03: Litecoin, Ethereum and a tidal wave of altcoins;Chapter - 04: Libra: how Big Tech moved in on digital currencies;Chapter - 05: Tokenomics and governance;Chapter - 06: Driving change with token economies: case studies;Chapter - 07: Public blockchains versus permissioned blockchains;Chapter - 08: ICO mania;Chapter - 09: Banking and financial services;Chapter - 10: A revolution in financial products;Chapter - 11: Regulation;Chapter - 12: State-issued digital currencies;Chapter - 13: Future digital currency trends;