Bitcoin as an alternative digital currency: exploring the publics' perception vs. experts
by Spyros Papathanasiou; Nikolaos Papamatthaiou; Dimitrios P. Balios
International Journal of Financial Engineering and Risk Management (IJFERM), Vol. 3, No. 2, 2019

Abstract: This paper attempts to find out if the view of the public coincides with the opinion of the experts on the Bitcoin's subject and to determine if is information can be implemented in order to establish a use of Bitcoin in our everyday lives. During the first stage of this research, methods and rules of analysis such as descriptive statistics and tables and charts were used. Firstly, a questionnaire was used and secondly, the answers were gathered and classified according to the participants' choices. During the second stage, the data was collected with the use of random sampling, while various techniques, such as simple and multiple regressions were utilised for analysing the results. The conclusion is that the public perceives Bitcoin differently than the experts do. Individuals believe that Bitcoin is mainly a means of transactions/payments, contrary to the experts' opinion, which is that it is foremost an investment asset.

Online publication date: Tue, 30-Jul-2019

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