The Economics of Fintech and Digital Currencies

Antonio Fatás 05 March 2019

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Contents

Introduction
Antonio Fatas

Part 1: Technology and governance

1 Finance and blockchain
Stephen G. Cecchetti and Kermit L. Schoenholtz

2 Distributed ledger technologies and start-up financing
Katrin Tinn

3 Blockchain technology and government applications: A proposal for a Global Patent Office
Edgardo Di Nicola Carena, Pierfrancesco La Mura, and Alessandro Rebucci

Part 2: The economics of cryptocurrencies

4 Some simple Bitcoin economics
Linda Schilling and Harald Uhlig

5 The doomsday economics of 'proof-of-work' in cryptocurrencies
Raphael Auer

Part 3: Private and public digital money

6 Digital money: Private versus public
Markus Brunnermeier and Dirk Niepelt

7 Central bank digital currencies and private banks
David Andolfatto

8 Stablecoins: The quest for a low-volatility cryptocurrency
Aleksander Berentsen and Fabian Schar

Part 4: Cryptocurrencies, ICOs, and regulation

9 Initial coin offerings: Fundamentally different but highly correlated
Antonio Fatas and Beatrice Weder di Mauro

10 Cryptocurrencies: Why not (to) regulate?
Raphael Auer and Stijn Claessens

11 Regulating fintech: Ignore, duck type, or code
Marlene Amstad

Professor of Economics at INSEAD

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