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A Fistful of Bitcoins
A Fistful of Bitcoins

A Fistful of Bitcoins

The Risks and Opportunities of Virtual Currencies


228 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $39.95 (US $39.95) (CA $53.95)

Publication Date: September 2020

ISBN 9788831322003

Rights: WOR X IT

EGEA Spa - Bocconi University Press (Sep 2020)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: September 2020


This book provides a sober, rigorous and unbiased analysis of bitcoin to understand if, apart from the doubtless technological ingenuity, it has the characteristics to make it what it claims to be: a new form of money. To do this, the book is constructed on three truly distinctive pillars: a macroeconomic approach to the phenomenon of cryptocurrencies, a historical perspective aimed at highlighting their structural features, and a focus on the ideology underlying their conception and diffusion.

Author Biography

Massimo is Associate Professor at the Department of Social and Political Sciences at Bocconi Univeristy and Researcher in Economic History. He Is a member of the steering committee for the newly-formed journal of philosophical studies, Laboratorio di Logica. He is also Professor of the specialisation course in philosophical and historical disciplines. He is Assistant Professor of Economic History. His research areas are History of monetary and financial systems and History of economic thought.