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Alternative Assets and Cryptocurrencies

Louvain Institute of Data Analysis and Modeling, Université catholique de Louvain, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
J. Risk Financial Manag. 2020, 13(1), 7; https://doi.org/10.3390/jrfm13010007
Received: 19 December 2019 / Accepted: 20 December 2019 / Published: 3 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Alternative Assets and Cryptocurrencies)
Alternative assets, defined by their low correlation with classical financial assets, have become an important investment vehicle in times of negative interest rates and in the aftermath of the global economic and financial crisis. Hedge funds increasingly invest in physical assets such as fine art, wine, or diamonds. Although digital and not physical, cryptocurrencies share many features of alternative assets, but are hampered by high volatility, sluggish commercial acceptance, and regulatory uncertainties. This special issue covers a broad variety of topics in financial technology, and provides a state-of-the-art overview of cryptocurrencies from economic, financial, statistical and technical points of view. View Full-Text
Keywords: fintech; alternative investments; digital finance; blockchain; bitcoin fintech; alternative investments; digital finance; blockchain; bitcoin
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Hafner, C.M. Alternative Assets and Cryptocurrencies. J. Risk Financial Manag. 2020, 13, 7.

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