August 26, 2013

Bitcoin: A Primer for Policymakers

Jerry Brito

Former Senior Research Fellow

Andrea O'Sullivan

Feature Writer

As the world's first decentralized digital currency, Bitcoin has the potential to revolutionize online payments systems in a way that benefits consumers and businesses. What makes Bitcoin so innovative has also made it a target for regulators and policymakers. In "Bitcoin: A Primer for Policymakers," Jerry Brito and Andrea Castillo explain what Bitcoin is, how it works, and the impact of potential regulation on this new currency.