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Bitcoin i kassan: En kvalitativ studie om Bitcoin som betalningsmedel
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The digital currency Bitcoin has attracted a lot of attention lately, partly because of its high volatility and rising popularity. The purpose of this study was to find out why companies have chosen to implement and accept Bitcoin as a payment method. Furthermore, investigate what costs and benefits companies experience from accepting Bitcoin as a means of payment, as well security concerns and risks related to Bitcoin. The scientific method of observation used to gather information was through qualitative research where interviews were conducted with six different companies that accepts Bitcoin as a means of payment. The study's results indicate that there are several factors that lead to companies choosing to implement Bitcoin as a payment method. It is perceived to be of high level of security as well the risks associated with Bitcoin are not perceived to be major among the respondents. The result showed that the costs of accepting Bitcoin as a means of payment are low for companies but unlike previous studies, it showed very high transaction fees for consumers.

Abstract [sv]

Den digitala valutan Bitcoin har uppmärksammats mycket på senaste tid, bland annat på grund av dess höga volatilitet och stigande popularitet. Syftet med denna studie är att ta reda på varför företag har valt att implementera och använda Bitcoin som ett betalningsalternativ. Dessutom undersöka vilka kostnader och fördelar företag upplever med att acceptera Bitcoin som betalningsmedel, samt hur de ser på säkerheten och risker som kan uppstå. Studien utfördes med ett kvalitativt tillvägagångssätt där sex intervjuer genomförts med sex olika företag som tar emot Bitcoin som betalningsmedel. Studiens resultat visade på att det är flera olika faktorer som leder till att företag väljer att implementera Bitcoin som betalningsmedel. Den upplevda säkerheten var hög och de risker som förknippas med Bitcoin upplevdes inte som stor hos de tillfrågade respondenterna. Resultatet visade även att kostnaderna med Bitcoin som betalningsmedel är låga för företag, men att de till skillnad från tidigare studier visade på en väldigt hög transaktionskostnad för konsumenter.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 36
Keywords [en]
Bitcoin, means of payment, risk, security, cost, implementation, benefits
Keywords [sv]
Bitcoin, betalningsmedel, risk, säkerhet, kostnad, implementering, fördelar
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36495OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-36495DiVA, id: diva2:1253782
Subject / course
Business Studies
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2018-10-08 Created: 2018-10-05 Last updated: 2018-10-08Bibliographically approved

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