New private monies : a bit-part player? / Kevin Dowd.

Dowd, Kevin [Browse]
  • London, [England] : The Institute of Economic Affairs, 2014.
  • ©2014
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Kevin Dowd argues that states must allow a level playing field as far as private money is concerned. For too long the government has stifled competition between state-backed and private currencies. Instead, central banks should welcome competition as it forces them to offer consumers greater choice and improved quality. A weakened ability to store value, growing restrictions on finance, oppressive taxes and a lack of financial privacy have resulted in growing frustration at state controlled money. The superior nature of private currencies combined with the financial freedom they offer has led
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  • Foreword; The author; Acknowledgements; Summary; figures; Introduction; The liberty dollar; Trading Liberty Dollars for greenbacks; Liberty Dollar notes; The Liberty Dollar in exchange and as a store of value; The Liberty Dollar and the law in the land of liberty; Digital currency; Digital gold currency; Cryptocurrency: bitcoin; The supply of Bitcoin; Figure 1Stock of Bitcoin; The demand for Bitcoin; History of the Bitcoin market; Figure 2Bitcoin market prices and quantities traded; Current state of the Bitcoin market; Threats to Bitcoin; The future of Bitcoin
  • In the long run, is Bitcoin dead?Broader implications of cryptocurrency; Free trade: the Silk Road; Financial freedom; Conclusions; Contemporary private money and the functions of money; Regulation of contemporary private monies; Cryptocurrencies and the transformation of society?; References
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