It isn’t possible to have decentralization, a fixed money supply and sufficient liquidity for an efficient payments system, says Frances Coppola.
Cryptocurrency ecosystems are still dependent on the very financial system they vilify for daily support and stability, says Tim Swanson.
Analysts from Japanese financial holdings company Nomura have estimated that the rise bitcoin prices could boost Japan's economic growth.
A group of university economists believe bitcoin is no threat to the financial stability, though regulatory oversight needs to be increased.
Nobel prize winning economist Robert Shiller believes there's no clear way to put a price on bitcoin, according to recent statements.
A former IMF economist has joined the chorus of critical voices on bitcoin of late, going so far as to predict that its price will collapse.
Patrick Harker of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has said bitcoin has yet to be tested by a real catastrophe.
A look at bitcoin's scaling debate and what the history of money can teach us about the best path forward for protocol development.
Researchers at RMIT speculate on the potential impact of blockchain technology, theorizing it could undo centuries of business thinking.
Researchers at Finland's central bank have dubbed bitcoin's economic system "revolutionary" in a new staff paper.