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The Crypto-asset Ecosystem

  • Henri Arslanian
  • Fabrice Fischer
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Abstract

Blockchain technology enables a significant reduction in the number of intermediaries in the financial ecosystem. It enables counterparties to engage in direct peer-to-peer transactions. However, this does not remove the need for a number of specialized players to exist in order for crypto-assets to fulfill some of their more complex and ambitious goals. As with any other financial system, crypto-assets require an ecosystem to flourish. In this chapter, we will explore a number of critical aspects of that emerging ecosystem.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henri Arslanian
    • 1
  • Fabrice Fischer
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.Blu ltdHong KongHong Kong

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