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The motive behind the demand for cryptocurrencies: Theoretical and empirical analysis of the Bitcoin

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Mengshi Zhang
Daniel L. Jia corresponding author


The blockchain technology and cryptocurrency are now in the centre of the financial market. The raise of the cryptocurrencies represented by Bitcoin have attracted a large group of scholars to analyze the underlying dynamics of their price fluctuations. Intensive debate emerged on the intrinsic features of Bitcoin. In theoretical analysis, we developed the principle of monetary convention to define the concept of monetary consensus, capturing the nature of monetary system, and categorize it into three types: traditional, algorithm and hybrid. Based on the Wavelet Coherence Analysis, we try to analyze Bitcoin price dynamics in both time and frequency domains, comparing Bitcoin with financial assets, economic and financial indexes, and other cryptocurrencies.

cryptocurrency, price dynamics, wavelet coherence

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Supporting Agencies
This study is supported by the National Postdoctoral International Exchange Program Recruitment Project, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors and not those of the institutes the authors are affiliated to.
How to Cite
Zhang, M., & Jia, D. (2021). The motive behind the demand for cryptocurrencies: Theoretical and empirical analysis of the Bitcoin. Frontiers in Management and Business, 2(1), 101-117.


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