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Banking Systems in an Economy Dominated by Cryptocurrencies

Hegadekatti, Kartik and S G, Yatish (2016): Banking Systems in an Economy Dominated by Cryptocurrencies. Published in: Monetary Economics: Central Banks - Policies & Impacts eJournal , Vol. 01, No. 81 (27 November 2016): pp. 1-16.

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Abstract

In this paper, we analyse the workings of commercial banks in a scenario where crypto-currencies are the mainstream bills of exchange. We start by explaining the concept of cryptocurrencies (also referred to as cryptocoins in this paper). Then we discuss the concept of Regulated and Sovereign Backed Cryptocurrencies (RSBCs). Later on, we envisage a scenario where cryptocoins are the main media of exchange. The banking aspects of Paper money, Bitcoins and RSBCs are then deliberated. We analyse the interplays between Banking and various currency formats. Finally, the paper concludes as to which currency is best suited to be the mainstream bill of exchange.

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