EXPLORING DIGITAL CURRENCIES: Designing a peer-to-peer exchange with use of Blockchain

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Publication 1-year master student thesis
Title EXPLORING DIGITAL CURRENCIES: Designing a peer-to-peer exchange with use of Blockchain
Author(s) Kozlik, Petr
Date 2015
English abstract
Digital currencies represent complementary alternatives to fiat money in the conventional mental models of exchange. Blockchain, as the underlying technology of Bitcoin, holds a potential to influence a peer-to-peer exchange in the perspective of trust and ownership. The underlying technologies of digital currencies may be part of concepts, where designers have a possibility to define their own exchange articles for specific needs of the exchange. The ambition of this report is to illustrate the possibilities for the initiation of a peer-to-peer exchange with use of the underlying technologies beyond Bitcoin. The explorative approach provided me material for the retrospective reflection to achieve this ambition. The thesis project consisted three iterations, one experiment, and a literature overview. The main conceptual work illustrates the result of explorative research, where blockchain ensures trust between participating parties. This ecosystem uses the principles of sharing economy for initialisation of exchange within the community. This concept demonstrates potential opportunities for future transactions, in which the exchange article replaces fiat money.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Kultur och samhälle
Pages 62
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) bitcoin
money
blockchain
exchange
digital currency
sharing economy
digital wallet
digital wallet
mobile payments
community
alternative currency
behavioural economy
digital property
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/20088 (link to this page)

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