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The Future of Virtual Currencies

出版商 Technology Surveys International Inc. 商品編碼 315374
出版日期 內容資訊 英文 78 Pages
商品交期: 最快1-2個工作天內
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虛擬貨幣的未來 The Future of Virtual Currencies
出版日期: 2014年11月23日 內容資訊: 英文 78 Pages






  • 情形設定
  • 價值的矛盾
  • 虛擬貨幣的魅力
  • 黑暗面


  • PKC:虛擬貨幣的骨幹
  • Bitcoin範例
  • 虛擬貨幣的成長
  • 初期的虛擬貨幣比較
  • 發展
  • TOP


  • 認識和利用
  • 人口統計
  • 虛擬貨幣的優點及缺點
  • 未來的利用打算


  • 概要
  • 國際匯款
  • P2P付款
  • 在線貿易
  • 小額付款
  • 非銀行用戶層
  • B2B
  • 投資
  • 智慧契約
  • 資金分配
  • 其他分散的總帳用途
  • 範圍遼闊虛擬貨幣
  • TOP


  • 法規所扮演的角色
  • 法規的變化
  • 法規的反應
  • 前途


  • 混亂、破壞的可能性
  • 對破壞力的反應
  • 能干擾混亂、破壞的是什麼?
  • 未來方案
  • 對分散性未來的準備


  • 調查手法
  • 貨幣
  • 確認事項
  • TOP




Virtual currencies promise to be the internet of finance - symbiotic with, and supportive, of the internet of everything. More than 1,700 cryptocurrencies have been developed, of which about 40% are considered active. Bitcoin stands out, both in terms of valuation and mindshare, but it is still early days in this new and dynamic space.

All over the world, governments and regulators are responding, some with outright bans on the use of virtual currencies, while others have issued warnings that these 'currencies' and developments should not be ignored by financial institutions. There is much hope, but there is also much uncertainty, and risk.

While skepticism about the sustainability of virtual currencies is high, there is increasing recognition that the underlying technology has the potential to disrupt traditional centralized 'trust' models and usher in a new era of distributed 'trustless' engagement.

How is the future of virtual currencies likely to unfold? This new report from Technology Strategies International Inc. provides detailed and insightful analysis of alternative futures for virtual currencies, and the potential disruptive impact of virtual currency technologies.

The Future of Virtual Currencies addresses the following key questions for senior executives in organizations that may be affected by developments in virtual currency technology:

  • What is really happening beneath the surface in the virtual currency space?
  • What is likely to happen in the future?
  • How should we prepare ourselves for the future?

Highlights of the report include:

  • An analysis of the drivers of the development of virtual currencies and their underlying technologies
  • The evolution of virtual currencies and most promising future developments
  • Consumer perceptions and uptake of virtual currencies
  • Key opportunity areas
  • Regulatory responses and their impact on market development
  • Alternative futures and the potential for disruption

The Future of Virtual Currencies is an essential in-depth strategic information resource for senior executives in industries that are likely to be affected by the broad adoption of virtual currency technology.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary


  • Definitions

The Birth of Modern Alternative Currencies

  • Setting the Context
  • A Clash of Values
  • The Appeal of Virtual Currencies
  • The Dark Side
    • The Silk Road
    • Virtual Currencies as Ponzi Schemes
    • System D

Technology Overview: From the Genesis Block to a Controlled Supply of Currency

  • PKC - the Backbone of Virtual Currencies
  • The Bitcoin Paradigm
  • The Growth of Virtual Currencies
  • Comparison of Early Virtual Currencies
  • Evolution
    • Mining
    • Proof-of-Commitment
    • Cryptographic Algorithms
    • Difficulty
    • Rewards
    • Attacks
    • Gateways: The On-Ramps and Off-Ramps
    • Virtual exchanges
    • Payment Service Providers
    • Bitcoin ATMs
    • Virtual Currency Wallets
    • Future Technology Trajectories
  • TOP

Consumer Perspectives

  • Awareness and Usage
  • Demographics
  • The Advantages and Disadvantages of Virtual Currencies
  • Future Usage Intent

Key Opportunity Areas

  • Overview
  • International Remittances
  • P2P Payments
  • Online Commerce
  • Micropayments
  • Unbanking
  • B2B
  • Investments
  • Smart Contracts
  • Distributed Funding
  • Other Decentralized Ledger Applications
  • A Broad-Based Virtual Currency
  • TOP

Regulation of Virtual Currencies

  • Role of Regulation
  • Regulatory Challenges
  • Regulatory Responses
  • The Road Ahead

Alternative Futures

  • Disruptive Potential
  • Responses to Disruptive Forces
  • What can Hamper Disruption?
  • Future Scenarios
  • Preparing for a Decentralized Future


  • Research Methodology
    • Desk Research
    • Executive Interviews
    • Consumer Research
    • Analysis
    • A Note on Future Scenarios
  • Currency
  • Acknowledgements
  • TOP


  • The Appeal of Virtual Currencies
  • PKC Applications
  • Elements of a Bitcoin Transaction
  • The Growth of Virtual Currencies
  • Virtual Currency Timeline
  • Comparison of First Generation Virtual Currencies
  • Choice of Crypto Algorithm
  • Difficulty
  • Distribution of Block Reward Intensity
  • Gateways to Virtual Currencies
  • Installed Base of Bitcoin ATMs
  • Venture Funding
  • Future Technology Trajectories
  • Bitcoin 2.0 Companies
  • Consumer Awareness and Usage
  • Consumer Demographics
  • Pros and Cons of Virtual Currencies
  • Consumer Perceptions
  • Future Usage Intent
  • Opportunity Areas at a Glance
  • Goals and Instruments of Regulation
  • Regulatory Responses
  • Regulatory Initiatives and Guidance in the USA
  • Factors Influencing Future Regulatory Trajectories
  • Disruptive Potential
  • Future Scenarios
  • Strategic Imperatives
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