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Wildcat currency : how the virtual money revolution is transforming the economy

Author: Edward Castronova
Publisher: New Haven [Connecticut] : Yale University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Private currencies have always existed, from notes printed by individual banks to the S&H Green Stamps that consumers once redeemed for household items. Today's economy has seen an explosion of new forms of monetary exchange not created by the federal government. Credit card companies offer points that can be traded in for a variety of goods and services, from airline miles to online store credit. Online game  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Castronova
ISBN: 9780300186130 0300186134
OCLC Number: 862098502
Description: xxii, 265 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Weirdly normal: virtual economies and virtual money --
Forms of money --
Is it legal? --
Is it money? --
Wealth, power, and happiness: the effects of counting money --
Currency and confidence --
How money will evolve --
Wildcat currency and the state.
Responsibility: Edward Castronova.

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An intriguing look at the exploding phenomenon of unregulated private currencies and how they will change our economy forever  Read more...
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"A controversial thesis with potentially broader implications for the future of banking and global corporations." -Kirkus Reviews Kirkus Reviews

 
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