Issues in Global Business is a single-volume reference that offers relevant perspectives and explains impacts of current events such as COVID-19, Brexit, and immigration across industries and regions. Topics covered include the on-demand economy, global manufacturing, Bitcoin, data security, and more. Coupled with a comprehensive overview of the business landscape around the world by Dr. Mamoun Benmamoun, an assistant professor at the Boeing Institute of International Business at Saint Louis University, this book provides students with the essential information they need to assess business practices through an international lens.

Bitcoin: Are cryptocurrencies just another asset bubble?

Bitcoin: Are cryptocurrencies just another asset bubble?
Pat Wechsler

From SAGE Business Researcher, March 12, 2018

Executive Summary

Transformative technology? Asset bubble about to pop? Garden-variety fraud? Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have no shortage of fans and detractors, and there is no lack of opinions about how real the phenomenon is—but they have caught the world’s attention, at least for the moment. Bitcoin was invented by libertarians who wanted to circumvent governments and financial institutions by creating a currency that was anonymous and untraceable. But the speculative frenzy that surrounded it, of a kind once reserved for hot tech IPOs, took off in earnest in 2017: Bitcoin’s price shot up to more than $19,700 in December, ...

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