Questions tagged [cryptocurrency]

Questions involving crypto currencies, crypto coins and tokens traded via the distributed ledger technology (blockchain) and its functioning aspects, as well as the valuation, exchange and issuance of new cryptocurrencies.

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How does the dollar value of all bitcoin compare with the total cost of the electricity required to generate it?

The world's Bitcoin mining in the aggregate uses surprisingly large amounts of electricity. Princeton computer scientist Arvind Narayanan estimates that Bitcoin mining now uses about five gigawatts ...
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Scholarly papers on Cryptocurrencies/Electronic Money

Does anyone know of any peer-reviewed papers on the topic of Cryptocurrency or Electronic Money and its acceptance and practice in the financial market? Thanks!
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Whats the math behind calculating the price of cryptocurrency through supply and demand?

"The value of currencies (including most popular cryptocurrencies) is set by a market. Price rises or falls until the supply and demand of the currency are equalized" Why exchange rates of national ...
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How can I change this formula to better calculate the reward of some financial movements? (avoiding to consider maturation)

I am here to ask you a suggestion about how to correctly handle this situation related to how to calculate the earned money into an financial investment. Here you can find a basic Excel sheet related ...
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Is a lack of “rules” dangerous for cryptocurrency

An issue/disadvantage that the gold standard had was a lack of mechanisms that forced economies to abide by the rules of the game. As a result, they could at any time de-monetize gold and therefore ...
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The potential dilution of cryptocurrencies

What is to stop the value of cryptocurrencies being diluted by the emergence of other cryptocurrencies? For example, according to Wikipedia, Bitcoin was 80% of the crypto market cap in 2016, but this ...
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Effects of Decentralized Currency

What effects could the growing use (and abuse) of Decentralized crypto-currency have on the rest of the world economy? For example, one cause for concern is the simplicity of laundering the currency. ...
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Why is there a need for multiple cryptocurrencies?

Why can't all blockchains use the same cryptocurrency like Bitcoin? Why do each of them have to invent a new cryptocurrency?
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Why do large financial institutions make international transactions in digital currency?

I've heard that blockchain technology has been used extensively by financial institutions when making international transactions to eachother, with speed and transparency and cryptographic security ...