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Bitcoin: The First Self-Regulating Currency?

Elliott, Samuel (2018) Bitcoin: The First Self-Regulating Currency? LSE Law Review, 3. pp. 57-83. ISSN 2516-4058

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Identification Number: 10.21953/lse.ui7ele4njt8b


This article provides an examination of regulation theory as applied to Bitcoin. Through an examination of the parallels with Ogus’ model for self-regulation, it is demonstrated that several unique features inherent to cryptocurrencies offer the benefits of regulatory oversight without the drawbacks. The article also provides a broader socio-regulatory analysis of Bitcoin in an attempt to better understand the benefits of competitive self-regulation for platform users. Finally, this article examines whether cryptocurrencies should be regulated by way of traditional State-based models and, if so, which of these approaches (if any) ought to be used to regulate the platform.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 29 May 2018 11:29
Last Modified: 15 May 2024 23:17

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