Analysis of Whether Cryptocurrency Like Bitcoin is Real Money from the Perspective of State Theory of Money
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- Cryptocurrency; Bitcoin; Nature of money; National debts
With the popularity of cryptocurrency like bitcoins in recent years, the social circles have been confusing whether cryptocurrency is real money essentially. Lots of voices have clarified the question from the traditional view that regards the nature of money as commodity. However, historical evidences have proved that the traditional theory deviates from the real nature of money originating from debt and is not exactly true. State Theory of Money holds the debt-based opinion on the nature of money and regards the nature of money as the debt of state, which is allowed to be the payment of tax. Therefore based on this, the paper analyzes the debt nature of money and the characteristics of cryptocurrency like bitcoins, and draws the conclusion that cryptocurrency like bitcoins is not accepted by the state as the payment of tax, not the national debt, so not the currency.
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TY - CONF AU - Jie Hao PY - 2018/06 DA - 2018/06 TI - Analysis of Whether Cryptocurrency Like Bitcoin is Real Money from the Perspective of State Theory of Money BT - Proceedings of the 2018 2nd International Conference on Management, Education and Social Science (ICMESS 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1696 EP - 1700 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icmess-18.2018.376 DO - 10.2991/icmess-18.2018.376 ID - Hao2018/06 ER -