Grilli, Luca and Santoro, Domenico
(2020):
*Boltzmann Entropy in Cryptocurrencies: A Statistical Ensemble Based Approach.*

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## Abstract

In this paper we try to build a statistical ensemble to describe a cryptocurrency-based system, emphasizing an "affinity" between the system of agents trading in these currencies and statistical mechanics. We focus our study on the concept of entropy in the sense of Boltzmann and we try to extend such a definition to a model in which the particles are replaced by N agents completely described by their ability to buy and to sell a certain quantity of cryptocurrencies. After providing some numerical examples, we show that entropy can be used as an indicator to forecast the price trend of cryptocurrencies.

Item Type: | MPRA Paper |
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Original Title: | Boltzmann Entropy in Cryptocurrencies: A Statistical Ensemble Based Approach |

English Title: | Boltzmann Entropy in Cryptocurrencies: A Statistical Ensemble Based Approach |

Language: | English |

Keywords: | Cryptocurrency, Entropy, Prices Forecast, Boltzmann, Blockchain |

Subjects: | C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C0 - General > C02 - Mathematical Methods C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C6 - Mathematical Methods ; Programming Models ; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling > C69 - Other E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E4 - Money and Interest Rates > E44 - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E4 - Money and Interest Rates > E47 - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G12 - Asset Pricing ; Trading Volume ; Bond Interest Rates G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G17 - Financial Forecasting and Simulation G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G19 - Other |

Item ID: | 99591 |

Depositing User: | Dr. Domenico Santoro |

Date Deposited: | 17 Apr 2020 10:47 |

Last Modified: | 17 Apr 2020 10:47 |

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URI: | https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/id/eprint/99591 |