1st Edition

Cryptocurrency Concepts, Technology, and Applications

Edited By Jay Liebowitz Copyright 2023
    284 Pages
    by Auerbach Publications

    284 Pages
    by Auerbach Publications

    Whether the source is more industry-based or academic research, there certainly appears to be a growing interest in the field of cryptocurrency. The New York Times had a cover story on March 24, 2022, titled "Time to Enter the Crypto Zone?," and they talked about institutional investors pouring billions into digital tokens, salaries being taken in Bitcoins, and even Bitcoin ATMs in grocery stores. Certainly, there have been ups and downs in crypto, but it has a kind of alluring presence that tempts one to include crypto as part of one’s portfolio. Those who are "prime crypto-curious" investors are usually familiar with the tech/pop culture and feel they want to diversify a bit in this fast-moving market. Even universities are beginning to offer more courses and create "Centers on Cryptocurrency." Some universities are even requiring their students who take a crypto course to pay the course tuition via cryptocurrency.

    In response to the growing interest and fascination about the crypto industry and cryptocurrency in general, Cryptocurrency Concepts, Technology, and Applications brings together many leading worldwide contributors to discuss a broad range of issues associated with cryptocurrency. The book covers a wide array of crypto-related topics, including:

    • Blockchain
    • NFTs
    • Data analytics and AI
    • Crypto crime
    • Crypto industry and regulation
    • Crypto and public choice
    • Consumer confidence
    • Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

    Presenting various viewpoints on where the crypto industry is heading, this timely book points out both the advantages and limitations of this emerging field. It is an easy-to-read, yet comprehensive, overview of cryptocurrency in the U.S. and international markets.

    Chapter 1: Cryptocurrency Industry: A Review of Current and Future Trends
    Huijian Dong

    Chapter 2: Investor Attention in Cryptocurrency Markets
    Lee Smales

    Chapter 3: How Much to Invest, If Any, in Bitcoin?
    Anthony L. Loviscek

    Chapter 4: Global Central Bank Digital Currency Research and Developments: Implication for Cryptocurrency
    Peterson K. Ozili

    Chapter 5: Blockchain Governance: To Govern, or Not to Govern?
    Evrim Tan

    Chapter 6: Cryptocurrency Crime
    Arianna Trozze

    Chapter 7: Following the Virtual Money: Investigating Crypto-Based Money Laundering and Confiscating Virtual Assets
    Federico Paesano

    Chapter 8: Regulatory and Legal Issues in Cryptocurrencies
    Usman W. Chohan

    Chapter 9: Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, and Public Choice
    Ryan M. Yonk and David Waugh

    Chapter 10: Bitcoin Is King
    Andrew M. Bailey and Craig Warmke

    Chapter 11: Cryptocurrency Options Strategy, Analysis, and Valuation
    Christopher Droussiotis

    Chapter 12: The Role of Blockchain and Smart Contracts in International Relations
    Stephan Unger and Hossein Hassani


    Dr. Jay Liebowitz is the Executive-in-Residence for Public Service at Columbia University’s Data Science Institute. He was previously a Visiting Professor in the Stillman School of Business and the MS-Business Analytics Capstone & Co-Program Director (External Relations) at Seton Hall University. He also served as the Distinguished Chair of Applied Business and Finance at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (HU). Before HU, he was the Orkand Endowed Chair of Management and Technology in the Graduate School at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC).

    Dr. Liebowitz served as a Full Professor in the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University. He was ranked one of the top 10 knowledge management researchers/practitioners out of 11,000 worldwide and was ranked #2 in KM Strategy worldwide according to the January 2010 Journal of Knowledge Management. At Johns Hopkins University, he was the founding Program Director for the Graduate Certificate in Competitive Intelligence and the Capstone Director of the MS-Information and Telecommunications Systems for Business Program, where he engaged over 30 organizations in industry, government, and not-for profit in capstone projects.