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Bitcoin and Mobile Payments

Constructing a European Union Framework

  • Gabriella Gimigliano

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Institutional Strategies and Economic Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gianni Bonaiuti
      Pages 27-51
  3. The Framework: A European and Comparative Outline

  4. The Challenges

  5. Conclusions

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 289-314

About this book


This book provides a critical analysis of The European Union’s regulatory framework for mobile payments and bitcoin. Chapters discuss the creation of the EU single market for e-payments and combine legal analysis with comparative case studies in their exploration of the regulatory challenges surrounding e-payments. The contributing authors analyse the key economic and legal issues of the development of bitcoin and mobile payments within the EU framework through a comparative lens. They cover topics ranging from user data and funds protection and the stability of the payment system to the competitiveness of the EU market. Providing a comprehensive and methodological guide to the bitcoin and mobile payments in Europe, this book will prove an illuminating and informative read for academics, students and policy makers with an interest in the impact of innovation on payment systems.   



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Editors and affiliations

  • Gabriella Gimigliano
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Siena SienaItaly

About the editors

Gabriella Gimigliano holds a Ph.D. In banking law and law of financial markets and she is currently a lecturer in business law at the University of Siena, Italy. 

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