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Jan Lansky (2016)
Publisher: University of Economics, Prague
Journal: Acta Informatica Pragensia
Languages: Czech
Types: Article
Subjects: Cryptocurrency, Altcoin, SQL, Price development, Price bubble, Electronic computers. Computer science, QA75.5-76.95
Cryptocurrencies are a type of digital currencies based on cryptography principles. Cryptocurrencies are a unique combination of three characteristics: they provide anonymity, they are independent of central authority and they provide protection from double spending attack. The aim of this paper is to capture trends in the area of significant cryptocurrencies price developments and to explain their causes. The current research in this area is exclusively limited to an analysis of the price developments of the most important Bitcoin cryptocurrency; our research is the first to focus on other cryptocurrencies too. The economic perspective on cryptocurrencies is based on IT knowledge regarding the principles of their functioning. We have created a database of prices of 1278 cryptocurrencies from 2013 to 2016. This database is publicly available. To analyse the data, SQL query language was used.
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