"Blockchain technology has been called the greatest innovation since the internet. Governments and companies are rushing to implement blockchain technology in a range of areas that could impact every person on the planet within a few years. Is blockchain technology one of the greatest technological revolutions in history or is it just hype? Will blockchain technology cause governments and banking systems to change the way they process information or will it be business as usual? In this book, we’ll look at the answers to these questions along with addressing the different sides of the arguments, for and against, blockchain technology."--Page 4 de la couverture.
Blockchain: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Understanding Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin **BONUS** Buy a paperback copy of this book NOW and you will get the Kindle version Absolutely FREE via Kindle Matchbook. Blockchain is a database that is truly on the cutting edge of technology at the moment. So much so that its true potential has not even come close to be discovered. Nevertheless, analysts of all types are already declaring it the most important technology since the Internet itself. While if you are not already familiar with Blockchain these claims might sound excessive, you will soon learn the reasons that Blockchain is likely to change the world in your lifetime. The following chapters will discuss the ins and outs of Blockchain so that you can move forward with a clear understanding of the technology and how to possibly put it to use for your business. First, you will learn all about the beginnings of Blockchain and how it is tied to the history of cryptocurrency. Next you will learn all about the inner workings of Blockchain that make it so useful as a decentralized database. From there you will learn about the reasons you might want to put Blockchain to use for your database needs as well as the reasons why it might not be right for you, right now. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... What Is Blockchain? How It Works? Benefits of Blockchain Limitations of Blockchain Blockchain Applications The Smart Contract Basics Beyond Blockchain And Much Much More.. Hurry! Just Scroll to the top of the page and select the Buy Button.
The Ultimate Guide To Cryptocurrency And Blockchain Technology
Author: Christian Newman
Publisher: Lizard Publishing via PublishDrive
Category: Business & Economics
Reading through this book will provide you with a basic knowledge of Bitcoin, how it works and how to use it safely. This will allow you to have a base to learn further from and explore areas that may be of greater interest to you whether that may be creating new Bitcoin through mining or perhaps you prefer to invest in the crypto exchanges and make a fortune making informed decisions. Whichever you may decide, Bitcoin opens up a whole new world and one that we are destined to learn a lot about over the coming years.
An experimental new Internet-based form of money is created that anyone can generate at home; people build frightening firetrap computers full of video cards, putting out so much heat that one operator is hospitalised with heatstroke and brain damage. A young physics student starts a revolutionary new marketplace immune to State coercion; he ends up ordering hits on people because they might threaten his great experiment, and is jailed for life without parole. Fully automated contractual systems are proposed to make business and the law work better; the contracts people actually write are unregulated penny stock offerings whose fine print literally states that you are buying nothing of any value. The biggest crowdfunding in history attracts $150 million on the promise that it will embody “the steadfast iron will of unstoppable code”; upon release it is immediately hacked, and $50 million is stolen. How did we get here? David Gerard covers the origins and history of Bitcoin to the present day, the other cryptocurrencies it spawned including Ethereum, the ICO craze and the 2017 crypto bubble, and the attempts to apply blockchains and smart contracts to business. Plus a case study on blockchains in the music industry. Bitcoin and blockchains are not a technology story, but a psychology story. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it almost certainly is. “A sober riposte to all the upbeat forecasts about cryptocurrency” — New York Review of Books “A very convincing takedown of the whole phenomenon” — BBC News
Distributed ledgers, decentralization and smart contracts explained About This Book Get to grips with the underlying technical principles and implementations of blockchain. Build powerful applications using Ethereum to secure transactions and create smart contracts. Explore cryptography, mine cryptocurrencies, and solve scalability issues with this comprehensive guide. Who This Book Is For This book appeals to those who wish to build fast, highly secure, transactional applications. This book is for those who are familiar with the concept of blockchain and are comfortable with a programming language. What You Will Learn Master the theoretical and technical foundations of blockchain technology Fully comprehend the concept of decentralization, its impact and relationship with blockchain technology Experience how cryptography is used to secure data with practical examples Grasp the inner workings of blockchain and relevant mechanisms behind Bitcoin and alternative cryptocurrencies Understand theoretical foundations of smart contracts Identify and examine applications of blockchain technology outside of currencies Investigate alternate blockchain solutions including Hyperledger, Corda, and many more Explore research topics and future scope of blockchain technology In Detail Blockchain is a distributed database that enables permanent, transparent, and secure storage of data. The blockchain technology is the backbone of cryptocurrency – in fact, it's the shared public ledger upon which the entire Bitcoin network relies – and it's gaining popularity with people who work in finance, government, and the arts. Blockhchain technology uses cryptography to keep data secure. This book gives a detailed description of this leading technology and its implementation in the real world. This book begins with the technical foundations of blockchain, teaching you the fundamentals of cryptography and how it keeps data secure. You will learn about the mechanisms behind cryptocurrencies and how to develop applications using Ethereum, a decentralized virtual machine. You will explore different blockchain solutions and get an exclusive preview into Hyperledger, an upcoming blockchain solution from IBM and the Linux Foundation. You will also be shown how to implement blockchain beyond currencies, scability with blockchain, and the future scope of this fascinating and powerful technology. Style and approach This comprehensive guide allows you to build smart blockchain applications and explore the power of this database. The book will let you quickly brush up on the basics of the blockchain database, followed by advanced implementations of blockchain in currency, smart contracts, decentralization, and so on.
Cryptocurrencies might be interesting, and there is even profit to be had if you do your own mining, but this pales in comparison to the numerous ways in which blockchain technology will change the way information is shared across the world. There is no doubt that blockchain technology will become a central part of our lives over the next ten to fifteen years. Soon you will start to see large financial institutions use the technology to revamp the way that they create and are held to contracts. Blockchain will be massively disruptive for payment processors and credit cards. It is a very real possibility that not too long in the future a government will adopt blockchain as the underpinning of their official currency. Blockchain has truly moved out of the realm of interesting and into the spotlight as a practical, powerful and necessary tool to facilitate information sharing in the twenty first century.
Following the economic crisis of 2008, the website ‘bitcoin.org’ was registered by a mysterious computer programmer called Satoshi Nakamoto. A new form of money was born: electronic cash. Does Bitcoin have the potential to change how the world transacts financially? Or is it just a passing fad, even a major scam? In Bitcoin: The Future of Money?, MoneyWeek’s Dominic Frisby's explains this controversial new currency and how it came about, interviewing some of the key players in its development while casting light on its strange and murky origins, in particular the much-disputed identity of Nakamoto himself. Economic theory meets whodunnit mystery in this indispensable guide to one of the most divisive innovations of our time.
How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order
Author: Paul Vigna,Michael J. Casey
Category: Business & Economics
Bitcoin became a buzzword overnight. A cyber-enigma with an enthusiastic following, it pops up in headlines and fuels endless media debate. You can apparently use it to buy anything from coffee to cars, yet few people seem to truly understand what it is. This raises the question: Why should anyone care about bitcoin? In The Age of Cryptocurrency, Wall Street journalists Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey deliver the definitive answer to this question. Cybermoney is poised to launch a revolution, one that could reinvent traditional financial and social structures while bringing the world's billions of "unbanked" individuals into a new global economy. Cryptocurrency holds the promise of a financial system without a middleman, one owned by the people who use it and one safeguarded from the devastation of a 2008-type crash. But bitcoin, the most famous of the cybermonies, carries a reputation for instability, wild fluctuation, and illicit business; some fear it has the power to eliminate jobs and to upend the concept of a nation-state. It implies, above all, monumental and wide-reaching change—for better and for worse. But it is here to stay, and you ignore it at your peril. Vigna and Casey demystify cryptocurrency—its origins, its function, and what you need to know to navigate a cyber-economy. The digital currency world will look very different from the paper currency world; The Age of Cryptocurrency will teach you how to be ready.
Do you want to find out what Blockchain is, how it works, and what it can do for you? This book could be the answer you are looking for... This book is the ultimate beginner's guide to understanding blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, bitcoin and the future of money. In this guide, we shall be discussing everything there is to know about cryptocurrencies, their impact on the future of money and trade, and most importantly, how you can prepare yourself for the disruptive technology that is the blockchain. Here is just some of the information covered in this book: The History of Money What is the Blockchain Technology? History of the Blockchain A Chronological Development of Blockchain Related Technologies Benefits of the Blockchain Technology Disadvantages of Using Blockchain Technology Understanding Ethereum How Ethereum Developed How Ethereum Works How Smart Contracts Work The Application Possibilities for Smart Contracts How Mining Works How to Get Started with Blockchain and Implementing Blockchain into Business Operations Blockchain-Based Applications You Can Integrate Into Your Business How to Get Started with Smart Contract and Ethereum Web Development Understanding Cryptocurrencies and their Emergence How Cryptocurrencies Work Bitcoin Lifecycle: How Cryptocurrency Transactions Work How to Invest In Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies And Much More! Scroll to the top of the page and select the Add to Cart button to learn more about Blockchain!
In 25 concise steps, you will learn the basics of blockchain technology. No mathematical formulas, program code, or computer science jargon are used. No previous knowledge in computer science, mathematics, programming, or cryptography is required. Terminology is explained through pictures, analogies, and metaphors. This book bridges the gap that exists between purely technical books about the blockchain and purely business-focused books. It does so by explaining both the technical concepts that make up the blockchain and their role in business-relevant applications. What You'll Learn What the blockchain is Why it is needed and what problem it solves Why there is so much excitement about the blockchain and its potential Major components and their purpose How various components of the blockchain work and interact Limitations, why they exist, and what has been done to overcome them Major application scenarios Who This Book Is For Everyone who wants to get a general idea of what blockchain technology is, how it works, and how it will potentially change the financial system as we know it
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How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World
Author: Don Tapscott,Alex Tapscott
Category: Technology & Engineering
Blockchain technology is powering our future. As the technology behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, open software platforms like Ethereum, and disruptive companies like Ripple, it’s too important to ignore. In this revelatory book, Don Tapscott, the bestselling author of Wikinomics, and his son, blockchain expert Alex Tapscott, bring us a brilliantly researched, highly readable, and essential book about the technology driving the future of the economy. Blockchain is the ingeniously simple, revolutionary protocol that allows transactions to be simultaneously anonymous and secure by maintaining a tamperproof public ledger of value. Though it’s best known as the technology that drives bitcoin and other digital currencies, it also has the potential to go far beyond currency, to record virtually everything of value to humankind, from birth and death certificates to insurance claims, land titles, and even votes. Blockchain is also essential to understand if you’re an artist who wants to make a living off your art, a consumer who wants to know where that hamburger meat really came from, an immigrant who’s tired of paying big fees to send money home to your loved ones, or an entrepreneur looking for a new platform to build a business. And those examples are barely the tip of the iceberg. As with major paradigm shifts that preceded it, blockchain technology will create winners and losers. This book shines a light on where it can lead us in the next decade and beyond.
Find out what Blockchain is, how it works, and what it can do for you. This book contains all of the basics that you need to know about blockchain: what it is, how it came into being, why it is important, what its impact can be, and how it can be used (and is currently in use) in the contemporary world. Apart from these basic discussions, we have also included useful definitions throughout the book to aid your reading, as well as lightly technical discussions of how blockchain coins and tokens are stored, the risks of blockchain, challenges facing the adoption, use, and security of blockchains, and noteworthy news stories about recent developments in the blockchain space. Inside this book you will find: History of Blockchain What is Bitcoin or Blockchain mining Benefits of Blockchain Technology Examples of using Blockchain Technology nowadays And more interesting information "Blockchain technology has been called the greatest innovation since the internet". Want to learn more? Scroll to the top of the page and select the BUY button. Download your copy today! And get a FREE Bonus Inside!
Instead of talking about investing, this book will focus on how blockchain technology works and how it might be used in the future. Topics you can expect to see in this book include: What problem does blockchain solve? How can technology make our institutions faster and less expensive? Could technology replace our institutions (like governments, banks, etc) altogether? How does blockchain build trust between strangers? How does blockchain increase security for transactions and contracts? Can blockchain be used outside of finance? What is a block? What is the chain and why do we need it? What's a technical explanation of what happens in the blockchain? What is mining and why do we need it? Are there alternatives to mining to create a blockchain? What's the story of Bitcoin? Does Bitcoin have any problems? What is Ethereum, and what is a smart contract? Are there other blockchain technologies I should know about? How are companies adopting blockchain? What regulatory hurdles might slow blockchain adoption? Whew, that's a lot of questions. If you're ready to tackle them, I'm ready
The story of bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and the blockchain revolution
Author: New Scientist
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Business & Economics
The End of Money is an essential introduction to cryptocurrencies and the blockchain revolution. On this journey you'll discover how this staggering new technology has the potential to enable an ultra-libertarian society beyond government control. Murder for hire. Drug trafficking. Embezzlement. Money laundering. Market manipulation. Governments overthrown. These might sound like plot lines of a conspiracy thriller, but they are true stories from the short history of "cryptocurrencies". Originally conceived by computer hackers and cryptographers, these digital currencies, represent a completely new sort of financial transaction - one that doesn't need banks. Yet it's the technology that underpins these cryptocurrencies that has financiers, lawmakers and governments sitting up and taking notice. Hailed as the greatest advancement since the invention of the internet, the blockchain is moving away from being the backbone for a digital currency and making inroads into other core concepts of society: identity, ownership and even the rule of law.
Since Bitcoin appeared in 2009, the digital currency has been hailed as an Internet marvel and decried as the preferred transaction vehicle for all manner of criminals. It has left nearly everyone without a computer science degree confused: Just how do you “mine” money from ones and zeros? The answer lies in a technology called blockchain, which can be used for much more than Bitcoin. A general-purpose tool for creating secure, decentralized, peer-to-peer applications, blockchain technology has been compared to the Internet itself in both form and impact. Some have said this tool may change society as we know it. Blockchains are being used to create autonomous computer programs known as “smart contracts,” to expedite payments, to create financial instruments, to organize the exchange of data and information, and to facilitate interactions between humans and machines. The technology could affect governance itself, by supporting new organizational structures that promote more democratic and participatory decision making. Primavera De Filippi and Aaron Wright acknowledge this potential and urge the law to catch up. That is because disintermediation—a blockchain’s greatest asset—subverts critical regulation. By cutting out middlemen, such as large online operators and multinational corporations, blockchains run the risk of undermining the capacity of governmental authorities to supervise activities in banking, commerce, law, and other vital areas. De Filippi and Wright welcome the new possibilities inherent in blockchains. But as Blockchain and the Law makes clear, the technology cannot be harnessed productively without new rules and new approaches to legal thinking.
The Ultimate Guide to the World of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Mining, Bitcoin Investing, Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrency
Author: Ikuya Takashima
(Bitcoin: The Ultimate Guide to the World of Bitcoin) Grab this GREAT physical book now at a limited time discounted price! The world has always run on traditional fiat currencies, which have been backed and controlled by governments. The government can inflate or deflate the price of these currencies without any democratic involvement. This also meant a high degree of regulation and government scrutiny that led to manipulation, but then came Bitcoin.Bitcoin is a decentralized virtual currency that is not controlled by anyone, and that doesn't require a third-party intervention. It was created by a figure known as Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. His identity is still unknown, and he vanished from the online world a few years after introducing the world to the revolutionary technology of Bitcoin.Bitcoin's value has increased over the years because of its popularity, and many people have made a lot of money from it. No central figure controls Bitcoin, but it's regulated by a peer-to-peer network that provides it with a functional base without the need of an external figure. Bitcoin is a democratic currency because it can't be influenced or manipulated by a few wealthy people for their gains and interests.Most people have heard about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, but there is a lot of mystery that surrounds this terminology. Therefore most people are hesitant about investing in this lucrative currency. Bitcoin has almost become a buzzword in the last few years, thanks to its growing popularity. But the important question is, how does Bitcoin function? Is it a sound investment opportunity? How can you buy Bitcoin?If you want the answer to these questions, then this is the book that you need. Bitcoin is changing the world, and it is entirely possible that in the next twenty years, it might become the currency that everyone in the world uses. Some governments, like that of Japan and Switzerland, are openly embracing it while others are strictly against its use. Bitcoin is growing every day, and those who are in the game are already making thousands of dollars from it. So, if you want to understand what the hype is all about it, you have found the right book. Order your copy of this fantastic book today!
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