Bitcoin is generated from the virtual space of Internet economy,which is different from the virtual currencies in the real economy.It is just a kind of technical currency depending on calculations of P2P network,which is worthless and has nothing with the real wealth. However, Bitcoin has been indeed a kind of virtual currency beyond the existing game coins and q coins, according to its characters of digitization, networking, shadow,scarcity and speculativeness, which dedicate its strong virtuality. Actually,we could just regard Bitcoin as a kind of quasi-currency thanks to its incomplete monetary functions. Finally, based on the view of Marxist economy, we could tell that Bitcoin is the most prospective currency: on one hand, Bitcoin is consistent with Marx's communist ideas including global feminism and free individualism; on the other hand,Bitcoin is the best method to challenge the hegemony of U. S. dollar, and change the inequality of global monetary system and relations of financial dependence.
|Original language||Chinese (Simplified)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of Economics of Shanghai School|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- Generalized Virtual Economy