Blockchain and its application on cryptocurrency transactions have gathered a lot of attention and popularity since the birth of the pioneer Bitcoin in 2009. More than 1500 cryptocurrencies are currently circulated in the market. The technology underpinning Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is Blockchain and is a rapidly growing decentralized distributedledger technology which find its major involvement in cryptocurrencies. But cryptocurrencies are of extremely volatile and fragile nature which makes it difficult to be used as a stable currency for transactions and devoid this market of human trust. Cryptocurrency market is controlled by various social and government factors which keeps it fluctuating. This paper identifies and discusses the important factors that govern the cryptocurrency market and analyzes the impact of these factors.

Published in: Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2018)

  • Date of Conference: 10-13 December 2018
  • DOI: 10.2053/ICITST.WorldCIS.WCST.WCICSS.2018.0010
  • ISBN: 978-1-908320-94-0
  • Conference Location: University of Cambridge, Churchill College