Regulating Digital Currencies: Bringing Bitcoin within the reach of the IMF-Chicago Journal of International Law

Regulating Digital Currencies: Bringing Bitcoin within the reach of the IMF-Chicago Journal of International Law

The birth of the Internet heralded in a new era of cheaper, faster, and more efficient commercial transactions. This new type of commerce—also known as “e-commerce”—has brought ...

Is Bitcoin a Real Currency? An Economic Appraisal-NBER Working Paper No. w19747

Is Bitcoin a Real Currency? An Economic Appraisal-NBER Working Paper No. w19747

A bona fide currency functions as a medium of exchange, a store of value, and a unit of account, but bitcoin largely fails to satisfy these criteria. Bitcoin has achieved only ...

Why Bitcoin?: Structure and Efficiency of Markets for Online Game Currency-SSRN (University of California, Riverside)

Why Bitcoin?: Structure and Efficiency of Markets for Online Game Currency-SSRN (University of California, Riverside)

Multi-player online games have own virtual currencies. These game currencies are similar to other virtual currencies like Bitcoin, in that both of the currencies are created and ...

Of Bitcoins, Independently Wealthy Software, and the Zero-Member LLC-FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 675

Of Bitcoins, Independently Wealthy Software, and the Zero-Member LLC-FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 675

This essay introduces to the legal community a fascinating, decreasingly farfetched technological possibility that the Bitcoin software promotes, and it offers suggestions for the ...

As Certain as Death and Taxes: Consumer Considerations of Bitcoin Transactions for When the IRS Comes Knocking-SSRN (University of New Mexico – School of Law)

As Certain as Death and Taxes: Consumer Considerations of Bitcoin Transactions for When the IRS Comes Knocking-SSRN (University of New Mexico – School of Law)

Bitcoin is the first decentralized digital-currency. Due to the infancy and only recent popularity, consumers transacting in bitcoins are likely unaware of the tax implications ...

Internet Protocol Adoption: Learning from Bitcoin-IAB Workshop on Internet Technology Adoption and Transition (ITAT), Univ. of Cambridge

Internet Protocol Adoption: Learning from Bitcoin-IAB Workshop on Internet Technology Adoption and Transition (ITAT), Univ. of Cambridge

This position paper discusses two related questions:1. Using the framework of network economics, what are success factors behind the adoption of Bitcoin (a cryptographic ...

Structure and Anonymity of the Bitcoin Transaction Graph-Future Internet

Structure and Anonymity of the Bitcoin Transaction Graph-Future Internet

The Bitcoin network of decentralized payment transactions has attracted a lot of attention from both Internet users and researchers in recent years. Bitcoin utilizes a ...

I’ll gladly trade you two bits on Tuesday for a byte today: Bitcoin, regulating fraud in e-conomy of hacker cash-Journal of Law, Technology and Policy

I’ll gladly trade you two bits on Tuesday for a byte today: Bitcoin, regulating fraud in e-conomy of hacker cash-Journal of Law, Technology and Policy

Imagine, if you will, two traders meeting in secret. They are on a path only available by a secret route: it’s called the Silk Road. While there, the traders negotiate deals that ...

A Whole New World: Income Tax Considerations of the Bitcoin Economy-Pittsburgh Tax Review, Forthcoming

A Whole New World: Income Tax Considerations of the Bitcoin Economy-Pittsburgh Tax Review, Forthcoming

In recent years, the use of virtual economies has skyrocketed. These virtual economies include their own virtual currencies, the most well-known of which is the “bitcoin.” There ...

Are Cryptocurrencies ‘Super’ Tax Havens?-Michigan Law Review First Impressions 38 (2013)

Are Cryptocurrencies ‘Super’ Tax Havens?-Michigan Law Review First Impressions 38 (2013)

I describe the mechanisms by which cryptocurrencies — a subcategory of virtual currencies — could replace tax havens as the weapon-of-choice for tax-evaders. I argue such outcome ...