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Consumer Perception of the Effectiveness of Cryptocurrency in Day To Day Financial Operations (2019)

Ref: fin0065

Cryptocurrency has not received that much attention from IS (Information Systems) and as a consequence of this, there is still a gap in the literature with a great potential for research, specifically how the technology fares within the consumer context. Most notably, this dissertation is interested at the traction Cryptocurrency is gaining in today’s economy and how consumers are responding to this innovation. This dissertation will broadly present the evolution of Cryptocurrency, its financial characteristics, and what factors influence its value formation. The focus will then shift at the underlying models that are used both in a practical and academic setting to illustrate the factors that contribute to the acceptance and diffusion of a new technology. The conceptual model will be based on the Innovation Diffusion Theory of Everett Rogers. Using a specifically designed questionnaire, consumer opinions are quantified in order to ascertain current attitudes and beliefs. Furthermore, after examining specifically designed hypothesis that deal with technology adoption, it was discovered that pivotal factors such as complexity, relative benefits and education play a distinct role in the uptake of Cryptocurrency. This is important because as a new technological instrument, Cryptocurrency opens the door to a number of opportunities for consumers, but only after overcoming a number of challenges and limitations that might prevent it to be accepted.

Dissertation objectives

  • What is the consumer response regarding the use of cryptocurrencies in day to day financial operations?
  • The main objective of this dissertation is to determine the level of consumer awareness, perception and degree of utilisation.
  • What are the main factors that influence the consumer intention to adopt cryptocurrencies?

  • 12,000 words - 38 pages in length
  • Excellent use of literature
  • Excellent analysis of subject area
  • Well written throughout
  • Includes questionnaire
  • Ideal for business finance students

1 - Introduction
Background and Context
The Rationale for the Research
Research Objectives

2 - Literature Review
The Evolution of Cryptocurrency
What Is Cryptocurrency And What Is It Based On?
What Gives Cryptocurrencies Value?
Difference between Cryptocurrency and Traditional FIAT Currency
Cryptocurrency Nomenclature
Advantages and Disadvantages in using Cryptocurrency
Advantages
Disadvantages
Technology Adoption Theories
Hypothesis

3 - Methodology
Research Philosophy
Research Approach
Research Design and Strategy
Sample Size and Population
Ethical Considerations
Data Analysis

4 - Results
Demographics
Familiarity
Adoption Factors

5 – Research Findings and Discussion

6 - Conclusion

References

Appendix
Questionnaire

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