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Does Bitcoin follow the hypothesis of efficient market?

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  • Jakub Bartos

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Bitcoin has emerged as phenomenon of the financial markets as the currency without any central authority. Recent events of Bitcoin has risen question about its behavior and there is crucial question if the price of Bitcoin follows hypothesis of efficient markets. In this paper, there are introduced the main features of Bitcoin and analyzed its price behavior. We found out that price of the most famous cryptocurrency Bitcoin follows the hypothesis of efficient markets and it immediately react on publicly announce information. Furthermore, Bitcoin can be seen as standard economic good that is priced by interaction of supply and demand on the market. These factors can be driven by macro financial development or by speculative investors, but there weren?t found any significant impact of these factors on price of Bitcoin.

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  • Jakub Bartos, 2015. "Does Bitcoin follow the hypothesis of efficient market?," International Journal of Economic Sciences, International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences, vol. 4(2), pages 10-23, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:sek:jijoes:v:4:y:2015:i:2:p:10-23
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    Cited by:

    1. Guglielmo Maria Caporale & Alex Plastun, 2017. "The Day of the Week Effect in the Crypto Currency Market," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 1694, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
    2. Guglielmo Maria Caporale & Luis A. Gil-Alana & Alex Plastun, 2017. "Persistence in the Cryptocurrency Market," CESifo Working Paper Series 6811, CESifo Group Munich.
    3. Guglielmo Maria Caporale & Alex Plastun, 2018. "Price Overreactions in the Cryptocurrency Market," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 1718, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.

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    Keywords

    Cryptocurrencie; Bitcoin; Financial market;

    JEL classification:

    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
    • G02 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Behavioral Finance: Underlying Principles
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes

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