Research Reports

Estimating Bitcoin Electricity Use: A Beginner’s Guide

A Duty to Answer: Six Basic Questions and Recommendations for the IRS on Crypto Taxes

Electronic Cash, Decentralized Exchange, and the Constitution

The Case for Electronic Cash

Framework for Securities Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

The Need for a Federal Alternative to State Money Transmission Licensing

The Bank Secrecy Act, Cryptocurrencies, and New Tokens: What is Known and What Remains Ambiguous

State Digital Currency Principles and Framework

Open Matters: Why Permissionless Blockchains are Essential to the Future of the Internet

A Securities Law Framework for Blockchain Tokens

Bitcoin: A Primer for Policymakers

Overcoming Obstacles to Banking Virtual Currency Businesses

Bitcoin: Risk Factors for Insurance

Bitcoin: Our Best Tool for Privacy and Identity on the Internet

Bitcoin Financial Regulation: Securities, Derivatives, Prediction Markets, and Gambling

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics: cryptocurrency

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