An introduction to blockchain, cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings

Martino, Pierluigi (University of Pisa, Italy) ; Wang, Kevin (Auckland University, New Zealand) ; Bellavitis, Cristiano (Auckland University, New Zealand) ; DaSilva, Carlos (School of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

Blockchain is a revolutionary technology that allows people to record transactions on a digital, decentralized, distributed ledger, without any central authority. Some consider this technology as “the trust machine” and cryptocurrency is without doubt the most notable by-product of the blockchain revolution. Initial coin offering (ICO) is a new way to raise entrepreneurial finance, newly created cryptocurrencies are being sold to the public by start-ups in exchange of capital. This chapter intends to clarify this phenomenon by explaining the concepts of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency and ICO, in order to provide valuable insights into this new trend of entrepreneurial finance.


Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG-FR
Institute:
Aucun institut
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Publisher:
[S.l.], World Scientific
Date:
2019-09
[S.l.]
World Scientific
Pagination:
Pp. 181–206
Published in:
New frontiers in entrepreneurial finance research
Author of the book:
Quas, Anita ; ed. ; University of Milan, Italy
Alperovych, Yan ; ed. ; EMLyon Business School, France
Bellavitis, Cristiano ; ed. ; Auckland Business School, New Zealand
Paeleman, Ine ; ed. ; University of Antwerp, Belgium
Kamuriwo, Dzidziso Samuel ; ed. ; Cass Business School, UK
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ISBN:
978-981-12-0275-9
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