Handbook of Digital Currency

Handbook of Digital Currency

Bitcoin, Innovation, Financial Instruments, and Big Data

2nd Edition - January 1, 2023

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  • Editor: David Lee Kuo Chuen
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323989732

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Handbook of Digital Currency: Bitcoin, Innovation, Financial Instruments, and Big Data, Second Edition offers readers new ways to learn about subjects outside their specialties and provides authoritative background and tools for those whose primary source of information is journal articles. Encompassing currencies, payment methods, and computer communication protocols, digital currencies are growing in use and importance. The book's comprehensive view of the field covers history, technical, IT, finance, economics, legal, tax, and the regulatory environment. For those coming from different backgrounds with different questions in mind, this new edition is an essential starting point.

Key Features

  • Discusses all major strategies and tactics associated with digital currencies, their uses, and their regulations
  • Presents future scenarios for the growth of digital currencies
  • Offers seven new chapters covering such topics as side chains, sharding, privacy protection and CBDC, Libra and the convergence of technology, and much more


Upper-division undergraduates, graduate and postgraduate students, and researchers in disciplines associated with virtual currencies, including financial institutions, computer technology, regulatory and taxation agencies, and financial markets; Professionals such as lawyers, government agencies employees, auditors and international bankers, regulators, crime prevention units, tax authorities, entrepreneurs, micro-financiers, micro-payment businesses, cryptography experts, software developers, venture capitalists, hedge fund managers, hardware manufacturers, credit card providers, money changers, and remittance service providers interested in digital currency

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Digital Currency and Bitcoin
    1. Introduction to Bitcoin
    2. Is Bitcoin a Real Currency?
    3. Bitcoin Mining Technology
    4. National Cryptocurrencies
    5. Evaluating the Potential of Alternative Cryptocurrencies
    6. The Effect of Payment Reversibility on E-commerce and Postal Quality
    7. Blockchain and Digital Payments
    8. Counterfeiting in Cryptocurrency: An Emerging Problem
    9. Emergence, Growth, and Sustainability of Bitcoin
    10. Cryptocurrencies as Distributed Community Experiments
    11. Extracting Market-Implied Bitcoin's Risk-Free Interest Rate
    12. A Microeconomic Analysis of Bitcoin and Illegal Activities

    Part 2: Finance Markets and Bitcoin 
    13. Legal Issues in Cryptocurrency 
    14. How to Tax Bitcoin?
    15. Cryptocurrency and Virtual Currency
    17. Real Regulation of Virtual Currencies
    19. Advancing Egalitarianism
    20. How Digital Currencies Will Cascade up to a Global Stable Currency
    21. Bitcoin-Like Protocols and Innovations
    22. Blockchain Electronic Vote
    23. Translating Commons-Based Peer Production Values into Metrics 
    25. What Does Cryptocurrency Mean for the New Economy?
    26. Bitcoin Past and the Future
    27. Bitcoin IPO, ETF, and Crowdfunding
    28. Bitcoin Exchanges

Product details

  • No. of pages: 712
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2024
  • Published: January 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323989732

About the Editor

David Lee Kuo Chuen

David Lee Kuo Chuen
Prof David LEE Kuo Chuen, founder of several companies including California based Left Coast and Singapore’s Ferrell Group. He is a non-executive director of two listed companies. He is the founding investor in ZCash, Qtum and a few other blockchain companies. He is an advisor to Financial Inclusion Institute, and was the Director of the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics at Singapore Management University. He graduated with BSc, MSc and PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was the Group Managing Director of OUE and Auric Pacific. He founded and managed one of the most successful hedge funds in 1998 for property investment in Asia with several commercial buildings and more than 100 units of residential units. He founded Premium Land and was the property developer for Ferrell Residences, a high-end 24th story residential building in 2006. His operation and managing experience includes F&B, manufacturing, hospitality, hedge funds, stockbrokering, property management, property development, REITs, medical plastic components, listing and de-listing of companies, start-ups and multinationals. He is the editor and an author of the American Library Association Outstanding Award Reference Book titled “Digital Currency” by Elsevier and the LASIC model for scalable technology companies. He has been nominated by Internal Consulting Group as a Global Thought Leader for Fintech and Blockchain.

Affiliations and Expertise

Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Stanford University and Professor for Fintech and Blockchain, SUSS

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