Cryptocurrency Concepts, Technology, and Applications

Cryptocurrency Concepts, Technology, and Applications

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Publisher: Auerbach Publications
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No. of pages:284 pages
Size:234x156 mm
Weight:440 g
Short description:

Some of the hottest topics today involve cryptocurrency, and FinTech. With all these trends, businesses need to become better informed.  This book provides an easy-to-read, yet comprehensive, view of cryptocurrency in the U.S. and international markets, as well as the key issues, technologies, applications, challenges, and trends.

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Whether the source is more industry-based or academic research, there certainly appears to be a growing interest in the field of cryptocurrency. The New York Times had a cover story on March 24, 2022, titled "Time to Enter the Crypto Zone?," and they talked about institutional investors pouring billions into digital tokens, salaries being taken in Bitcoins, and even Bitcoin ATMs in grocery stores. Certainly, there have been ups and downs in crypto, but it has a kind of alluring presence that tempts one to include crypto as part of one?s portfolio. Those who are "prime crypto-curious" investors are usually familiar with the tech/pop culture and feel they want to diversify a bit in this fast-moving market. Even universities are beginning to offer more courses and create "Centers on Cryptocurrency." Some universities are even requiring their students who take a crypto course to pay the course tuition via cryptocurrency.

In response to the growing interest and fascination about the crypto industry and cryptocurrency in general, Cryptocurrency Concepts, Technology, and Applications brings together many leading worldwide contributors to discuss a broad range of issues associated with cryptocurrency. The book covers a wide array of crypto-related topics, including:

  • Blockchain

  • NFTs

  • Data analytics and AI

  • Crypto crime

  • Crypto industry and regulation

  • Crypto and public choice

  • Consumer confidence

  • Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Presenting various viewpoints on where the crypto industry is heading, this timely book points out both the advantages and limitations of this emerging field. It is an easy-to-read, yet comprehensive, overview of cryptocurrency in the U.S. and international markets.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Cryptocurrency Industry: A Review of Current and Future Trends Chapter 2: Investor Attention in Cryptocurrency Markets Chapter 3: How Much to Invest, If Any, in Bitcoin? Chapter 4: Global Central Bank Digital Currency Research and Developments: Implication for Cryptocurrency Chapter 5: Blockchain Governance: To Govern, or Not to Govern? Chapter 6: Cryptocurrency Crime Chapter 7: Following the Virtual Money: Investigating Crypto-Based Money Laundering and Confiscating Virtual Assets Chapter 8: Regulatory and Legal Issues in Cryptocurrencies Chapter 9: Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, and Public Choice Chapter 10: Bitcoin Is King Chapter 11: Cryptocurrency Options Strategy, Analysis, and Valuation Chapter 12: The Role of Blockchain and Smart Contracts in International Relations