Helicopter Money and CBDCs: Are DLTs the perfect infrastructure for monetary policies in a time of crisis?

The nascent economic crisis is highlighting the need to rely on creative policy responses. Helicopter money appears to be one of the few untried monetary tool. Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) based on Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) would provide the optimal infrastructure to implement such stimulus policy.

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Practical solutions to save bitcoins applied to an identity system proposal

In a recent work by Augot et al. (2017), a scheme is proposed to build an identity system on top of the Bitcoin network. However, this proposal incurs very high costs since Bitcoin transactions require heavy fees. The current work introduces modifications to their scheme to make it more cost...

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Cryptocurrencies, Currency Competition, and the Impossible Trinity

We analyze a two-country economy with complete markets, featuring two national currencies as well as a global (crypto)currency. If the global currency is used in both countries, the national nominal interest rates must be equal and the exchange rate between the national currencies is a risk-adjusted martingale. We call the...

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Some simple Bitcoin Economics

In a novel model of an endowment economy, we analyze coexistence and competition between traditional fiat money (Dollar) and another intrinsically worthless medium of exchange, not controlled by a central bank, such as Bitcoin. Agents can trade consumption goods in either currency or hold on to currency for speculative purposes....

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Central Bank Digital Currency: Central Banking For All?

The introduction of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) allows the central bank to engage in large-scale intermediation by competing with private financial intermediaries for deposits. Yet, since a central bank is not an investment expert, it cannot invest in long-term projects itself, but relies on investment banks to do...

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Videos of Tokenomics 2019

Have a look at the videos of Tokenomics 2019, International Conference on Blockchain Economics, Security and Protocols is an international forum for theory, design, analysis, implementation and applications of blockchains and smart contracts. Original interdisciplinary works exploring the conjunction of economic concerns with distributed systems, networks and system security are particularly encouraged.

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