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Teknikens roll i en digital valuta: en studie om användarnas förtroende för bitcoin
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The role of technology in a digital currency : a study about user trust in bitcoin (English)
Abstract [en]

Bitcoin is a digital currency that is used by people all around the world. The goal of this paper is to give an idea about how much trust there is in bitcoin among its users. This paper has used an online survey aimed at bitcoinusers and a content analysis to collect data about this trust.

The conclusions show that there seems to be some trust in bitcoin as a technology and this is based on that the users have a good understanding about how bitcoin works. They also share their knowledge about bitcoin to people around them. The trust between people in the bitcoin network on the contrary doesn’t seem as high because certain technological properties hurt this trust. The survey showed that only a small percentage of the users started to use bitcoin to buy and sell products, which may indicate a lower degree of trust in other people.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
Bitcoin, user study, trust, digital currency
Keyword [sv]
Bitcoin, användarstudie, förtroende, digital valuta
National Category
Media and Communication Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-22962OAI: diva2:710517
Subject / course
Media Technology
Available from: 2014-04-08 Created: 2014-04-07 Last updated: 2014-04-08Bibliographically approved

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