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Some Economics of Private Digital Currency

Joshua Gans () and Hanna Halaburda

Staff Working Papers from Bank of Canada

Abstract: This paper reviews some recent developments in digital currency, focusing on platform-sponsored currencies such as Facebook Credits. In a model of platform management, we find that it will not likely be profitable for such currencies to expand to become fully convertible competitors to state-sponsored currencies.

Keywords: Bank notes; Economic models; Payment clearing and settlement systems (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D42 E4 L51 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 30 pages
Date: 2013
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