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Palgrave Studies in Financial Services Technology

Regulation of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technologies

National and International Perspectives

Authors: Girasa, Rosario

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  • Uncovers the key actors in digital technology while showcasing the benefits and risks of digital currenciesExplains the legal issues in digital technology, including jurisdiction and intellectual propertyTakes a critical look at federal, state, and international regulation of virtual currency 

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The book highlights the rise of Bitcoin, which is based on blockchain technology, and some of the many types of coins and tokens that emerged thereafter. Although Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have made national and international news with their dramatic rise and decline in value, nevertheless the underlying technology is being adopted by both industry and governments, which have noted the benefits of speed, cost efficiency, and protection from hacking. Based on numerous downloaded articles, laws, cases, and other materials, the book discusses the digital transformation, the types of cryptocurrencies, key actors, and the benefits and risks. It also addresses legal issues of digital technology and the evolving U.S. federal regulation. The varying treatment by individual U.S. states is reviewed together with attempts by organizations to arrive at a uniform regulatory regime. Both civil and criminal prosecutions are highlighted with an examination of the major cases that have arisen. Whether and how to tax cryptocurrency transactions both in the U.S. and internationally are analyzed, and ends with a speculative narrative of future developments.    


About the authors

Dr. Rosario Girasa is Distinguished Professor of Law, Lubin School of Business, Pace University, Pleasantville, New York. He is the author of four prior published works that range from cyberlaw, law of finance, and shadow banking. He is also the author of approximately 130 articles published in diverse U.S. and international journals.


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-78508-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Regulation of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technologies
Book Subtitle
National and International Perspectives
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Financial Services Technology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78509-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78509-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78508-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 274
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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