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This paper presents an economic analysis of Bitcoin from a libertarian point of view. The theoretical part analyses the applicability of the Austrian School of Economics at Bitcoin. Of particular interest are the evolution of money, competition among media of exchange, and the concept of money supply. The empirical part analyses the following variables: price, price volatility, liquidity, visibility and velocity. I come to the conclusion that theoretically, Bitcoin can be closer to the Austrian ideal of money than either

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