Tasca, Glattfelder & Perony (2015). Digital Currencies: Principles, Trends, Opportunities, and Risks. Deutsche Bundesbank and ECUREX Research.

Available at: Digital Currencies Principles, Trends, Opportunities and Risks (2015), Tasca, Glattfelder & Perony.

Paolo Tasca, digital economist, former Lead Economist on digital currencies and P2P financial systems at Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt, and Founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London, in this 2015 report describes ongoing innovations in the financial sector brought by digital currencies. This report includes very valuable information both from blockchain technologies and digital currencies. The matter is studied from a multi-level perspective: systemic, technical, legal, and industrial.

In the words of the author, this report “is the first comprehensive study on digital currencies that provides a joint, deep quantitative analysis of their technological, entrepeneurial, economic, and legal aspects”. For this study the author worked for over 2 years, monitoring digital currency markets, and collecting and analysing data from over 30 different sources.