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Competition in the Cryptocurrency Market
We analyze how network effects affect competition in the nascent cryptocurrency market. We do so by examining the changes over time in exchange rate data among cryptocurrencies. Specifically, we lookExpand
Can We Predict the Winner in a Market with Network Effects? Competition in Cryptocurrency Market
While Bitcoin essentially dominates this market, the data suggest no evidence of a winner-take-all effect early in the market, and for a relatively long period, a few other cryptocurrencies competing with Bitcoin appreciated much more quickly than Bitcoin. Expand
Central Bank Digital Currencies: A Framework for Assessing Why and How
Digital currencies have attracted strong interest in recent years and have the potential to become widely adopted for use in making payments. Public authorities and central banks around the world areExpand
The Role of Cryptographic Tokens and ICOs in Fostering Platform Adoption
Platform-specific digital tokens are becoming increasingly common with the proliferation of initial coin offerings (ICOs). In addition to a novel financing mechanism, such tokens can help address theExpand
Unravelling in two-sided matching markets and similarity of preferences
It is shown that under the ex-post stable mechanism (the mechanism that the literature focuses on), unravelling is more likely to occur when participants have more similar preferences, and that any Pareto-optimal mechanism must prevent unravelled. Expand
Some Economics of Private Digital Currency
This paper reviews some recent developments in digital currency, focusing on platform-sponsored currencies such as Facebook Credits. In a model of platform management, we find that it will not likelyExpand
Blockchain revolution without the blockchain?
Most of the suggested benefits of blockchain technologies do not come from elements unique to the blockchain.
Dynamic Competition with Network Externalities: Why History Matters
This paper considers a dynamic platform competition in a market with network externalities. We ask two research questions. The first one asks how the beliefs advantage carries over in time, andExpand
Information and Two-Sided Platform Profits
We study the effect of different levels of information on two-sided platform profits—under monopoly and competition. One side (developers) is always informed about all prices and therefore formsExpand
Platform Competition Under Asymmetric Information
In the context of platform competition in a two-sided market, we study how ex-ante uncertainty and ex-post asymmetric information concerning the value of a new technology affects the strategies ofExpand