Bitcoin: Challenges and Opportunities to the Growth of Crypto-Currencies

Hodgers Fernández, Bryan Edward (2015) Bitcoin: Challenges and Opportunities to the Growth of Crypto-Currencies. Masters thesis, Griffith College.


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Due to its unique financial and technological characteristics, Bitcoin is considered to be a complex, highly unpredictable and polarising topic among enthusiasts and skeptics. However, regardless of positive or negative views, opinions tend to achieve a consensus in that Bitcoin has a questionable future and that there exists a high degree of uncertainty regarding its survival as crypto-currency and/or a payment system. The purpose of this study is to go beyond the general question of whether Bitcoin will succeed or fail as a crypto-currency, payment system, or both, but rather perform an assessment of Bitcoin’s current and future role in global financial markets from the point of view of numerous experts who have written articles and books about the topic. The findings of this study will provide a better understanding of Bitcoin as a crypto-currency and payments system from an objective point of view through exhaustive collection of data from experts on the topic and from existing literature. Due to the growing importance of crypto-currencies, the assessed issues in this study are of considerable significance for investors and companies wishing to invest in Bitcoin. In addition, it will lay groundwork for the continued exploration of the topic, which is still in early stages of development.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bitcoin, Digital currencies, Crypto-currency
Divisions: Graduate Business School > MSc in Accounting & Finance Management
Depositing User: Ms Dimphne Ni Bhraonain
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2017 12:42
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2017 12:42

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