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Wildcat Currency: How the Virtual Money Revolution Is Transforming the Economy Hardcover – 20 Jun 2014

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (20 Jun. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780300186130
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300186130
  • ASIN: 0300186134
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm
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"A brilliant, fresh, and accessible look not just at one of the fastest-growing online trends, but at one of humanity's most enduring institutions."--Joshua Fairfield, Professor of Law, Washington and Lee School of Law
"In Wildcat Currency, Castronova explains with clarity how the future of money owes more to virtual worlds and video games than to traditional financial institutions and governments. Will reading this provocative book pay off? You can bank on it!"--Kevin Werbach, co-author, For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business
"Edward Castronova raises questions and presents basic examples from computer games, airline miles, loyalty programs, data programs, Paypal and other means to transmit payments, invent monies and near monies in the brave new world of computerized network exchange."--Martin Shubik, Yale University

"A controversial thesis with potentially broader implications for the future of banking and global corporations." --Kirkus Reviews
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Edward Castronova is professor of media and cognitive science at Indiana University. His previous publications include Synthetic Worlds and Exodus to the Virtual World. He lives in Bloomington, IN.

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