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作者 Castronova, Edward, author
書名 Wildcat currency : how the virtual money revolution is transforming the economy / Edward Castronova
出版項 New Haven [Connecticut] : Yale University Press, [2014]
國際標準書號 9780300186130 (hardback)
9780300212495 (pbk.)
0300186134 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人社中心  HG231 C344 2014    在架上    30560400481575
 人文社會聯圖  HG231 .C344 2014    在架上    30610020480257
說明 xxii, 265 pages ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-254) and index
Weirdly normal: virtual economies and virtual money -- Forms of money -- Is it legal? -- Is it money? -- Wealth, power, and happiness: the effects of counting money -- Currency and confidence -- How money will evolve -- Wildcat currency and the state
"Private currencies have always existed, from notes printed by individual banks to the S&H Green Stamps that consumers once redeemed for household items. Today's economy has seen an explosion of new forms of monetary exchange not created by the federal government. Credit card companies offer points that can be traded in for a variety of goods and services, from airline miles to online store credit. Online game creators have devised new mediums of electronic exchange that turn virtual money into real money. Meanwhile, real money is increasingly going digital, where it competes with private currencies like Bitcoin. The virtual and the real economic worlds are intermingling more than ever before, raising the possibility that this new money might eventually replace the government-run system of dollars, euros, and yen. Edward Castronova is the leading researcher in this field, a founder of scholarly online game studies and an expert on the economies of virtual worlds. In this dynamic and essential work, he explores the current phenomenon of virtual currencies and what it will mean legally, politically, and economically in the future. In doing so, he provides a fascinating, often surprising discourse on the meaning of money itself-what it is, what we think it is, and how we relate to it on an emotional level"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Money
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