This project examines three interlinked questions regarding cryptocurrencies in modern society:
1. What are cryptocurrencies and does the general public trust and understanding them?
2. What are cryptocurrencies meant to be and how can societies and governments benefit from them?
3. What are the costs and challenges of cryptocurrencies for societies and governments?
Drawing on a wide range of existing research, these parts will attempt to generate a comprehensive overview of what role cryptocurrencies could and should play in modern society, and how they might be governed. Moving forward, this proposal would attempt to fill one key empirical gap; mainly, whether/how people trust and understand (or think they understand) electronic currencies. This revolves around the important idea of trust and understanding in a fiat currency environment, the former of which is an incredibly important pre-requisite for these to succeed.
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