Bitcoin's Potential for Going Mainstream

Safari Kasiyanto

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    This paper reviews the possibility of bringing Bitcoin into the mainstream. In so doing, it elaborates the potential and obstacles of the Bitcoin system and what it would take for it to go mainstream. A cross-cutting discussion provides a helicopter view and encompasses the technical, economic, social, as well as legal issues at play. This paper focuses particularly on payment systems, and in reviewing the possibility of bringing Bitcoin into the mainstream, it takes into consideration lessons that can be learned from the existing payment systems.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number02
    Pages (from-to)28-39
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of Payments Strategy and Systems
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016


    • payment systems
    • Bitcoin
    • cryptocurrency
    • mainstream system
    • remittances


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