Bitcoin: Future transaction currency?
Md Sajjad Hosain
MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany
Bitcoin is a digital cryptocurrency that has attracted substantial interest in recent years from the general people, profit seekers, risk takers, academic practitioners and last but not the least, from economists. Most recently, particularly, after 2015, it has succeeded to gain even more attention for increase in value and volume of exchange. The Bitcoin system maintains a global, distributed cryptographic ledger of transactions, or blockchain, through a consensus algorithm running on hardware scattered across the world. This paper basically discusses on the nature of cryptocurrency & blockchain, how it works and present status of bitcoin blockchain in different countries around the world. The various aspects this technology in detail is yet to be revealed. The authors hope that this simple, basic and narrative paper will be helpful for those seeking the basic references regarding this newest issue.
Keywords: Bitcoin; Blockchain; Cryptocurrency; Internet; Trading; Mining; Block; Transaction. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Z00 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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