The Emerald Handbook on Cryptoassets: Investment Opportunities and Challenges (Hardcover)

The Emerald Handbook on Cryptoassets: Investment Opportunities and Challenges By H. Kent Baker (Editor), Hugo Benedetti (Editor), Ehsan Nikbakht (Editor) Cover Image
By H. Kent Baker (Editor), Hugo Benedetti (Editor), Ehsan Nikbakht (Editor)
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Bitcoin's introduction as the first cryptoasset in 2009 ushered in a new era, generating much interest, excitement, and growth. A cryptoasset is a digital asset using blockchain technology to regulate the generation of new units and verify and secure transactions. Besides cryptocurrencies, other major cryptoassets are security tokens and utility tokens.

Cryptoassets are attractive to investors because of potentially high returns and diversification benefits. However, investors entering this market face substantial challenges like the low quality of information, high price volatility, a lack of academically defensible valuation models, and regulatory uncertainty.

This book spans the gamut from theoretical to practical while offering the right balance of detailed and user-friendly coverage. It consists of five parts: (1) the cryptoasset landscape, (2) types of cryptoassets, (3) cryptoassets as investment opportunities, (4) trading, reporting, and technical aspects, and (5) other cryptoasset issues. The book skillfully blends scholars' and practitioners' contributions into a single review of critical topics and issues about cryptoassets. The contributors' varied backgrounds ensure different perspectives and a rich interplay of ideas. The book reflects the latest research and offers a guide to understanding cryptoassets and their role in investment portfolios.

About the Author

H. Kent Baker, Ph.D., DBA, CFA, CMA, is a University Professor of Finance at the Kogod School of Business, American University. Hugo Benedetti, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at ESE Business School, Universidad de Los Andes, Chile. Ehsan Nikbakht, DBA, CFA, FRM, PRM, is C.V. Starr Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University. Sean Stein Smith, DBA, CPA, is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Lehman College, the City University of New York.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781804553213
ISBN-10: 1804553212
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Publication Date: January 16th, 2023
Pages: 424
Language: English