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The Anatomy of a Money-like Informational Commodity: A Study of Bitcoin

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In addition to providing a copious literature review of relevant academic publications Tim Swanson interviews over 20 experts, developers, entrepreneurs and attorneys to find out how the underlying anatomy of the world's first money-like informational commodity behaves.

Dispensing of partisanship, Swanson examines how Bitcoin and the incentives created by its design intera
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Kindle Edition, 448 pages
Published August 3rd 2014
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Swanson's book provides a useful counterpoint to the often-irrational hype surrounding bitcoin. Based on conversations with a range of people working in digital currency, academic papers and basic logic, Swanson dissects each of the arguments that one generally hears in favor of the digital currency in the media and on Reddit. The book's editing could have been better (sentences sometimes fall apart) and the analyses were sometimes too technical for me, but overall this book was one of the more ...more
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