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Dijital Çağın Finansı: Kripto Paralar
Finance of the Digital Age: Cryptocurrencies

Author(s): Yunus Emre Kahraman
Subject(s): National Economy, Supranational / Global Economy, Financial Markets, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Özgür Yayın Dağıtım Ltd. Şti.
Keywords: Cryptocurrencies; Digital Age; global economy; national economy;
Summary/Abstract: In this era, on the cusp of a new digital age characterized by rapidly accelerating technological advancements and novel challenges to traditional financial paradigms, cryptocurrencies and their inherent innovations hold substantial potential to markedly influence both the global economy and, notably, the financial landscape in Turkey. In this context, this comprehensive investigative study aims to thoroughly scrutinize the universe of cryptocurrencies, initiated with Bitcoin in 2008 and continually expanding with the development of numerous different cryptocurrency units ever since. It specifically aims to discuss the array of advantages, such as accelerating financial transactions, reducing transaction costs, enhancing traceability of financial operations, and diminishing restrictions in international payments, as well as the challenges, including volatility, illicit use, privacy, and regulatory uncertainties. The varied responses of governments and financial regulators to the increasing popularity of these new financial units, and their effects worldwide and specifically in Turkey, constitute a crucial part of this study's extensive examination. For a better understanding of the potential impacts of cryptocurrencies and the underlying blockchain technology, and how they may play a role in future financial systems, it is imperative for users to fully comprehend the benefits and risks offered by these novel technologies, as well as to closely observe technological progressions and societal adaptation processes to these innovative financial tools. In conclusion, this study seeks to provide a roadmap for identifying and analyzing the transformative potential of cryptocurrencies and their underlying technologies in how finance is operated and understood. While technological advancements and the growing popularity of cryptocurrencies present new opportunities and challenges for both the financial world and societies more broadly, understanding and properly guiding this domain is of paramount importance for the prosperity of future generations.

  • Page Range: 289-304
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2023
  • Language: Turkish