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Handbook of Digital Currency. Bitcoin, Innovation, Financial Instruments, and Big Data. Edition No. 2

  • Book

  • June 2024
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5638311
Handbook of Digital Currency: Bitcoin, Innovation, Financial Instruments, and Big Data, Second Edition offers readers new ways to learn about subjects outside their specialties and provides authoritative background and tools for those whose primary source of information is journal articles. Encompassing currencies, payment methods, and computer communication protocols, digital currencies are growing in use and importance. The book's comprehensive view of the field covers history, technical, IT, finance, economics, legal, tax, and the regulatory environment. For those coming from different backgrounds with different questions in mind, this new edition is an essential starting point.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Digital Currency and Bitcoin 1. Introduction to Bitcoin 2. Is Bitcoin a Real Currency? 3. Bitcoin Mining Technology 4. National Cryptocurrencies 5. Evaluating the Potential of Alternative Cryptocurrencies 6. The Effect of Payment Reversibility on E-commerce and Postal Quality 7. Blockchain and Digital Payments 8. Counterfeiting in Cryptocurrency: An Emerging Problem 9. Emergence, Growth, and Sustainability of Bitcoin 10. Cryptocurrencies as Distributed Community Experiments 11. Extracting Market-Implied Bitcoin's Risk-Free Interest Rate 12. A Microeconomic Analysis of Bitcoin and Illegal Activities Part 2: Finance Markets and Bitcoin 13. Legal Issues in Cryptocurrency 14. How to Tax Bitcoin? 15. Cryptocurrency and Virtual Currency 17. Real Regulation of Virtual Currencies 19. Advancing Egalitarianism 20. How Digital Currencies Will Cascade up to a Global Stable Currency 21. Bitcoin-Like Protocols and Innovations 22. Blockchain Electronic Vote 23. Translating Commons-Based Peer Production Values into Metrics 25. What Does Cryptocurrency Mean for the New Economy? 26. Bitcoin Past and the Future 27. Bitcoin IPO, ETF, and Crowdfunding 28. Bitcoin Exchanges


David Lee Kuo Chuen Professor, Singapore University of Social Sciences; Chairman, Global Fintech Institute, Singapore.

David LEE Kuo Chuen is a Professor of Financial Technology and Blockchain at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), an Adjunct Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS), a Council Member of the British Blockchain Association, Vice President of the Economic Society of Singapore, and Editor-in-Chief or Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Fintech and Annual Review of Fintech. He is also Chairman of the Global FinTech Institute (GFI), co-founder of the Singapore Blockchain Association, co-founder of the Blockchain Security Alliance, advisor to the Asian Development Bank, cryptocurrency advisor to the Asian Institute of Digital Finance (AIDF) of NUS, advisor to the SUSS Node for inclusive FinTech (NiFT), independent director of several technology companies in Singapore, angel investor in blockchain, WEB3, inclusive finance and AI innovation, senior advisor and Investment Committee member of Artichoke Capital which is backed by institutional and sovereign wealth fund limited partners.