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Fabian Schär and Aleksander Berentsen: Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptoassets: A Comprehensive Introduction

Fabian Schär and Aleksander Berentsen: Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptoassets: A Comprehensive... Business Economics (2022) 57:27–30 https://doi.org/10.1057/s11369-021-00236-1 BOOK RE VIE W Fabian Schär and Aleksander Berentsen: Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptoassets: A Comprehensive Introduction The MIT Press, 2020 Rodney Garratt Published online: 12 August 2021 © National Association for Business Economics 2021 “Everything you don't  understand about  money com- the legitimate owner of the value they are sending, and that, bined with everything you don't understand about comput- once they send it to someone else, they cannot send it again? ers.” John Oliver’s description of Bitcoin on Last Week Answering this question is the main purpose of this book. Tonight with John Oliver, March 2018. The book is divided into three parts. Part I is a non-tech- Money is imperfect. Fiat currencies, specifically cash in nical introduction that includes a discussion of the original your pocket, differ from country to country and are typically motivation for Bitcoin, what makes Bitcoin different from not directly usable outside national borders. They are avail- other monies, and how Bitcoin works, in a simplified way. able in fixed denominations, which must be aggregated to Part II covers the technical aspects of Bitcoin and other cryp- make transactions and then reaggregated to make change. toassets. Part III addresses challenges (high price volatility, It is difficult http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Business Economics Springer Journals

Fabian Schär and Aleksander Berentsen: Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptoassets: A Comprehensive Introduction

Business Economics , Volume 57 (1) – Jan 1, 2022

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © National Association for Business Economics 2021
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0007-666X
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1554-432X
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10.1057/s11369-021-00236-1
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Business Economics (2022) 57:27–30 https://doi.org/10.1057/s11369-021-00236-1 BOOK RE VIE W Fabian Schär and Aleksander Berentsen: Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptoassets: A Comprehensive Introduction The MIT Press, 2020 Rodney Garratt Published online: 12 August 2021 © National Association for Business Economics 2021 “Everything you don't  understand about  money com- the legitimate owner of the value they are sending, and that, bined with everything you don't understand about comput- once they send it to someone else, they cannot send it again? ers.” John Oliver’s description of Bitcoin on Last Week Answering this question is the main purpose of this book. Tonight with John Oliver, March 2018. The book is divided into three parts. Part I is a non-tech- Money is imperfect. Fiat currencies, specifically cash in nical introduction that includes a discussion of the original your pocket, differ from country to country and are typically motivation for Bitcoin, what makes Bitcoin different from not directly usable outside national borders. They are avail- other monies, and how Bitcoin works, in a simplified way. able in fixed denominations, which must be aggregated to Part II covers the technical aspects of Bitcoin and other cryp- make transactions and then reaggregated to make change. toassets. Part III addresses challenges (high price volatility, It is difficult

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Business EconomicsSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 1, 2022

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