Over the last decade, the world of digital currencies underwent the major transformation with the introduction of Bitcoins in the market. Bitcoin is a decentralized cryptocurrency, purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash used for online transactions through digital unit of exchange, where a user can make transaction without any middlemen. Transactions made are processed through private network of computers, linked through shared program and simultaneously it gets verified and recorded in public distributed ledger, called the book chain. Bitcoin is the most prominent triple entry bookkeeping system in existence. Some of the key benefits of using bitcoin are: there are no intermediaries or third party involved in, to interrupt, lesser transaction fees, multimode payments methods, daily cash outs and others.
Bitcoin, have paved the way for increased mainstream acceptance for the digital currency, which even has the potential for transforming global financial transactions. In current scenario, most of the online merchants and startup companies have already started enjoying the anonymity and efficiency of bitcoin payments, which allows them to cut overhead costs compared to credit or debit cards transactions.
Booming economy and growing disposable income among middle income group in developing world has led Bitcoin technologies to gain traction and to be used as one of the medium of exchange in the region.
However, the recent regulations and directives imposed by the European banking authorities has hugely impacted the Bitcoin market in Europe. Whereas, owing to large number of bitcoin users, the market will witness growth in the North America region.
Global Bitcoin technology market have been broadly segmented on the basis of denominations used, services offered, industry verticals and geography. As per denominations, the market have been segregated into bitcoin (BTC), millibitcoin (mBTC), microbitcoin (uBTC) and satoshi. Whereas per services it has been segmented by bitcoin exchanges, remittance services, and payment & wallet services. Various industry verticals, where bitcoin are being used are mining, banking and financial services, entertainment and media.
Some of the major players mentioned in the report are Bitcoin.Travel, Amazon, Bitcoinshop.us, WordPress.com and Honest Brew.
2. Research Methodology
3. Executive Summary
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Global Bitcoin Technology Market Overview
4.2.1 Easy transaction process
4.2.2 Growing acceptance by different industry verticals
4.3.1 Lack of awareness
4.3.2 Security issues
4.3.3 Complex to Use
4.4.1 Growth In Emerging Nations
4.4.2 Growth in MilliBitcoin
4.4.3 Growth in Privacy and Data Protection
4.5 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's 5 Force Analysis
4.5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.5.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products or Services
4.5.5 Competitive Rivalry among Existing Competitors
5. Global Bitcoin Technology Market Analysis & Forecast
5.1 Global Market - Segmented By Denominations
5.1.1 Bitcoin - BTC
5.1.2 MilliBitcoin - mBTC
5.1.3 MicroBitcoin - uBTC
5.2 Global Market - Segmented By Services
5.2.1 Bitcoin Exchanges
5.2.2 Remittance Services
5.2.3 Payment & Wallet Services
5.3 Global Market - Segmented By Industry Verticals
5.3.2 Banking & Financial
5.3.3 Entertainment & Media
5.4 Global Market - Segmented By Region
5.4.1 North America
5.4.3 Asia Pacific
5.4.4 Rest of the World
6. Competitive Intelligence - Company Profiles
6.6 Air Lithuania
6.7 Honest Brew
7. Future of Bitcoin Technology Market