Blockchain

Author: Tony Scott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781365664205

Category:

Page: N.A

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Do You Want To Master the Secrets Of The Hidden Economy? Do you want to know what blockchain is? Do you want to know how to use blockchain to benefit you? How to use smart contracts properly? When you read Blockchain: Blueprint to Dissecting The Hidden Economy!- Smart Contracts, Bitcoin and Financial Technology, you will learn how to use blockchain to benefit you. You will discover everything you need to know about blockchain. These informative and easy tips will let you know everything you need to know about this hidden economy. You'll be excited to be ahead of the curve and first in to take advantage of blockchain.
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Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain

Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum & Smart Contracts

Author: David Gerard

Publisher: David Gerard

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

View: 582

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
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Blockchain

The History, Mechanics, Technical Implementation and Powerful Uses of Blockchain Technology

Author: Matthew Adams

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539725893

Category:

Page: 74

View: 5083

Do You Want to Know What Makes Blockchain So Important And Revolutionary? Are You Looking to Program Your Own Smart Contracts? Aren't Sure Where to Go to Find Out More About It? Yes, this book covers everything you need to know about Blockchain! Blockchain is a wonderful application for anybody that has a business, especially if your business has an online presence. Inside the book you will discover proven steps and strategies on how to use Blockchain to improve your digital business, not only in finance, but in several other areas as well! Inside "Blockchain: The History, Mechanics, Technical Implementation and Powerful Uses of Blockchain Technology", you will find innovative methods by which your ways of handling business will be changed forever! Going through the book, you will be able to rapidly get a strong grasp of - The Basic Mechanics Short History of Blockchain The Good and The Bad of Blockchain The Many Uses For Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin, Fintech, and Other Financial Technology The Technical Knowledge To Build Your Own Additional Blockchain Programming and Technical Mechanics Have A Better and Deeper Understanding of Blockchain And So Much More! This book will give you the unique approach to the information you seek in a digestible and easy-to-follow format! Previous knowledge of technical subjects will help you grasp this blockchain guide material and put it to use! When you're finished reading it you should have a sound idea of what Blockchain is. You will learn how it may affect many aspects of your future life and the decisions that you make! Don't look any further! Purchase "Blockchain: The History, Mechanics, Technical Implementation and Powerful Uses of Blockchain Technology" right away and learn the technology that will reshape the world around you!
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Blockchain

The Complete Guide to Understanding Blockchain Technology

Author: Miles Price

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781543175233

Category: Banks and banking

Page: 54

View: 7353

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.
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Blockchain

Blueprint for a New Economy

Author: Melanie Swan

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491920459

Category: Computers

Page: 152

View: 3334

Bitcoin is starting to come into its own as a digital currency, but the blockchain technology behind it could prove to be much more significant. This book takes you beyond the currency ("Blockchain 1.0") and smart contracts ("Blockchain 2.0") to demonstrate how the blockchain is in position to become the fifth disruptive computing paradigm after mainframes, PCs, the Internet, and mobile/social networking. Author Melanie Swan, Founder of the Institute for Blockchain Studies, explains that the blockchain is essentially a public ledger with potential as a worldwide, decentralized record for the registration, inventory, and transfer of all assets—not just finances, but property and intangible assets such as votes, software, health data, and ideas. Topics include: Concepts, features, and functionality of Bitcoin and the blockchain Using the blockchain for automated tracking of all digital endeavors Enabling censorship?resistant organizational models Creating a decentralized digital repository to verify identity Possibility of cheaper, more efficient services traditionally provided by nations Blockchain for science: making better use of the data-mining network Personal health record storage, including access to one’s own genomic data Open access academic publishing on the blockchain This book is part of an ongoing O’Reilly series. Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Crypto-Currencies introduces Bitcoin and describes the technology behind Bitcoin and the blockchain. Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy considers theoretical, philosophical, and societal impact of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.
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Mastering Bitcoin

Unlocking Digital Cryptocurrencies

Author: Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491921986

Category: Computers

Page: 298

View: 2270

Want to join the technological revolution that’s taking the world of finance by storm? Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the requisite knowledge to help you participate in the internet of money. Whether you’re building the next killer app, investing in a startup, or simply curious about the technology, this practical book is essential reading. Bitcoin, the first successful decentralized digital currency, is still in its infancy and it’s already spawned a multi-billion dollar global economy. This economy is open to anyone with the knowledge and passion to participate. Mastering Bitcoin provides you with the knowledge you need (passion not included). This book includes: A broad introduction to bitcoin—ideal for non-technical users, investors, and business executives An explanation of the technical foundations of bitcoin and cryptographic currencies for developers, engineers, and software and systems architects Details of the bitcoin decentralized network, peer-to-peer architecture, transaction lifecycle, and security principles Offshoots of the bitcoin and blockchain inventions, including alternative chains, currencies, and applications User stories, analogies, examples, and code snippets illustrating key technical concepts
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Blockchain Revolution

How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World

Author: Don Tapscott,Alex Tapscott

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110198015X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 6131

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.
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Bitcoin and Beyond

Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, and Global Governance

Author: Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351814079

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

View: 8666

Since the launch of Bitcoin in 2009 several hundred different ‘cryptocurrencies’ have been developed and become accepted for a wide variety of transactions in leading online commercial marketplaces and the ‘sharing economy’, as well as by more traditional retailers, manufacturers, and even by charities and political parties. Bitcoin and its competitors have also garnered attention for their wildly fluctuating values as well as implication in international money laundering, Ponzi schemes and online trade in illicit goods and services across borders. These and other controversies surrounding cryptocurrencies have induced varying governance responses by central banks, government ministries, international organizations, and industry regulators worldwide. Besides formal attempts to ban Bitcoin, there have been multifaceted efforts to incorporate elements of blockchains, the peer-to-peer technology underlying cryptocurrencies, in the wider exchange, recording, and broadcasting of digital transactions. Blockchains are being mobilized to support and extend an array of governance activities. The novelty and breadth of growing blockchain-based activities have fuelled both utopian promises and dystopian fears regarding applications of the emergent technology to Bitcoin and beyond. This volume brings scholars of anthropology, economics, Science and Technology Studies, and sociology together with GPE scholars in assessing the actual implications posed by Bitcoin and blockchains for contemporary global governance. Its interdisciplinary contributions provide academics, policymakers, industry practitioners and the general public with more nuanced understandings of technological change in the changing character of governance within and across the borders of nation-states.
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The Blockchain Alternative

Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy and Economic Theory

Author: Kariappa Bheemaiah

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484226747

Category: Computers

Page: 248

View: 6725

Examine what would happen if we were to deploy blockchain technology at the sovereign level and use it to create a decentralized cashless economy. This book explains how finance and economics work today, and how the convergence of various technologies related to the financial sector can help us find solutions to problems, such as excessive debt creation, banks getting too big to fail, and shadow banking. The Blockchain Alternative offers sensible corrections to outdated and incorrect dogmas, such as the efficient markets hypothesis and rational expectations theory. You’ll also be introduced to universal basic income, the consequences of going cashless, why complexity economics needs to be understood and what kinds of tools and theories you'll need to redefine the existing definition of capitalism. While the book does discuss technologies and methods that are primed for our future, a number of references are made to economic history and the works of great thinkers from a different era. You’ll see how the blockchain can be used to deploy solutions that were devised in the past, but which can serve as the antidote to our current economic malaises. You'll discover that what is required today is not an adaptation of the old theories, but a new methodology that is suited to this new era. Without undertaking such an endeavor, one will always be burdened with a definition of capitalism that is out of kilter with the evolution of our digital humanity. What would this mean to monetary and fiscal policy, market structure and our current understanding of economics? More importantly would we need to change our current understanding of capitalism? And if we were to change our perceptions, what would the future version look like? This book answers these questions, and analyses some of the most pertinent issues of our generation. What You’ll Learn Examine fractional banking, debt, and the financialization of assets Gain a firm understanding of the “too big to fail” theory, smart contracts, and Fintech Review economics and agent-based modelling Use the blockchain and complexity economics to rethink economics and capitalistic systems Who This Book Is For The primary audience is bankers and other finance professionals, policy makers, and students of finance and economics. The secondary audience is anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the current financial system, the blockchain, and the future of capitalism. Praise for The Blockchain Alternative “...a bold and pioneering effort to make sense of how emerging digital technologies might be used to reshape public policies, including macroeconomic and social policies, in basic ways. Everyone interested in this very important emerging question should read this book." - Dr. Sanjay G. Reddy, Associate Professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research and Research Associate of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University. “Writing on blockchain today is analogous to writing about the internet, before it became massively distributed. The book pushes us to think about the quantum leap that this technology may infer to our capitalist model, if scaled at the pace described by the book. Written with the support of strong empirical models but also with an open mind towards the future, this is a must read for anyone interested in becoming part of the new economic infrastructure” - Dr. Mark Esposito, Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education & Judge Business School, University of Cambridge “With a rigorously balanced dosage of versatility and rationale we are allured into a multifaceted trajectory across ingrained yet functionally arcane economic models, only to plunge into a conceptually revolutionary realm which irreversibly stimulates us into envisaging a fascinating novel scheme of world order”. - Ioana Surpateanu, Political Adviser to the European Parliament “If there is only one book that I am reading on how blockchain is going to change our lives, it will have to be "The Blockchain Alternative." - Dr. Terence Tse, Associate Professor of Finance, ESCP Europe Business School
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Data Analytics and Decision Support for Cybersecurity

Trends, Methodologies and Applications

Author: Iván Palomares Carrascosa,Harsha Kumara Kalutarage,Yan Huang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319594397

Category: Computers

Page: 270

View: 7033

The book illustrates the inter-relationship between several data management, analytics and decision support techniques and methods commonly adopted in Cybersecurity-oriented frameworks. The recent advent of Big Data paradigms and the use of data science methods, has resulted in a higher demand for effective data-driven models that support decision-making at a strategic level. This motivates the need for defining novel data analytics and decision support approaches in a myriad of real-life scenarios and problems, with Cybersecurity-related domains being no exception. This contributed volume comprises nine chapters, written by leading international researchers, covering a compilation of recent advances in Cybersecurity-related applications of data analytics and decision support approaches. In addition to theoretical studies and overviews of existing relevant literature, this book comprises a selection of application-oriented research contributions. The investigations undertaken across these chapters focus on diverse and critical Cybersecurity problems, such as Intrusion Detection, Insider Threats, Insider Threats, Collusion Detection, Run-Time Malware Detection, Intrusion Detection, E-Learning, Online Examinations, Cybersecurity noisy data removal, Secure Smart Power Systems, Security Visualization and Monitoring. Researchers and professionals alike will find the chapters an essential read for further research on the topic.
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Mastering Blockchain

Distributed ledger technology, decentralization, and smart contracts explained, 2nd Edition

Author: Imran Bashir

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178883867X

Category: Computers

Page: 656

View: 8412

Learn about cryptography and cryptocurrencies, so you can build highly secure, decentralized applications and conduct trusted in-app transactions. Key Features 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 Book Description A blockchain is a distributed ledger that is replicated across multiple nodes and enables immutable, transparent and cryptographically secure record-keeping of transactions. The blockchain technology is the backbone of cryptocurrencies, and it has applications in finance, government, media and almost all other industries. Mastering Blockchain, Second Edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to provide a detailed description of this leading technology and its implementation in the real world. This book begins with the technical foundations of blockchain technology, teaching you the fundamentals of distributed systems, 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 also explore different other blockchain solutions and get an introduction to business blockchain frameworks under Hyperledger, a collaborative effort for the advancement of blockchain technologies hosted by the Linux Foundation. You will also be shown how to implement blockchain solutions beyond currencies, Internet of Things with blockchain, blockchain scalability, and the future scope of this fascinating and powerful technology. What you will learn Master the theoretical and technical foundations of the blockchain technology Understand the concept of decentralization, its impact, and its relationship with blockchain technology Master how cryptography is used to secure data - with practical examples Grasp the inner workings of blockchain and the mechanisms behind bitcoin and alternative cryptocurrencies Understand the theoretical foundations of smart contracts Learn how Ethereum blockchain works and how to develop decentralized applications using Solidity and relevant development frameworks Identify and examine applications of the blockchain technology - beyond currencies Investigate alternative blockchain solutions including Hyperledger, Corda, and many more Explore research topics and the future scope of blockchain technology Who this book is for This book will appeal to those who wish to build fast, highly secure, transactional applications. It targets people who are familiar with the concept of blockchain and are comfortable with a programming language.
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Just Juliet

Author: Charlotte Reagan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537547572

Category: High school

Page: 222

View: 4494

"Lena Newman is 17, her best friend's a cheerleader, her boyfriend's a football player, and as far as everyone is concerned, her life is sorted. But that's before she befriends the new girl. Juliet is confident, slightly damaged, drop-dead gorgeous and a lesbian. Lena realizes that her interest goes beyond just friendship. She sets off on a path of self-discovery where the loyalty of those closest to her will be tested."--from back cover.
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Blockchain

Easiest Ultimate Guide to Understand Blockchain

Author: Jared Norton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537533377

Category:

Page: 38

View: 3954

Don't look any further if you want to learn about Blockchain Today! Nobody likes banks and, for a lot of people, it's for good reason. You go to the teller window five minutes before closing time and she won't acknowledge you because she just wants to close up and go home. Your Paypal account is tied to the banking system and they may yank your account access simply because you got an unusually large payment for something you sold on eBay. You wonder if the homeless aren't caught in some kind of Catch-22 where they can't get access to a decent apartment without a bank account and can't get a bank account without a photo ID that includes their home address. All of these are good points that could be solved with a new digital currency called Bitcoin. Bitcoin is always open for business and won't ignore you even when you want to use it to have a pizza delivered at two in the morning. It won't shut you out simply because you received a transaction worth thousands of dollars from someone buying your car. If you want to use it, literally all you need to do is download the wallet on a laptop or tablet. This is made possible by technology that doesn't care about much of anything except whether you have a device that can link to the Internet even if it means soaking up the free Wi-Fi at the coffee shop and the ability to copy-and-paste a string of letters and numbers or scan a QR code. It's called the Blockchain, a decentralized ledger that keeps track of debits and credits for all Bitcoin users. There are many ways that the Blockchain can benefit entrepreneurs beyond the fact that it's associated with a currency that makes fraudulent chargebacks impossible. It can be used for many applications that require a reliable and tamper-resistant means of record-keeping. It can be used to give you a competitive edge in a world where the economy is becoming increasingly global and customers increasingly care about how their goods are produced and can hop from one "next big thing" to the next pretty fast. If you're looking at the Blockchain, you probably have a few questions that this book will answer for you. Here Is A Sneak Peek Of What You Will Learn What is The Blockchain? What Can The Blockchain Be Used For? The Blockchain As Part Of Future Economics Cryptocurrencies Does The Blockchain Have Any Weaknesses? And Much Much More... Do Not Wait Any Longer And Get This Book For Only $7.99!
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The Book of Satoshi

The Collected Writings of Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto

Author: Phil Champagne

Publisher: E53 Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9780996061308

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 394

View: 8062

Have you, like the rest of the world, speculated as to the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, anonymous creator of Bitcoin? The world's first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin went online in 2009 and has since revolutionized our concepts of currency and money. Not supported by any government or central bank, completely electronic, Bitcoin is a virtual currency based on advanced cryptographic systems. Like the currency he created, the identity of Bitcoin's creator Satoshi Nakamoto is virtual, existing only online. The Nakamoto persona, which may represent an individual or a group, exists only in the online publications that introduced and explained Bitcoin during its earliest days. Here, collected and professionally published for the first time are the essential writings that detail Bitcoin's creation. Included are Satoshi Nakamoto Emails and Posts on Computer Forums Presented in Chronological Order Bitcoin Fundamentals Presented in Layman's Terms Bitcoin's Potential and Profound Economic Implications The Seminal Paper Which Started It All The Book of Satoshi provides a convenient way to parse through what Bitcoin's creator wrote over the span of the two years that constituted his "public life" before he disappeared from the Internet . . . at least under the name Satoshi Nakamoto. Beginning on November 1st 2009 with the publication of the seminal paper describing Bitcoin, this public life ends at about the time PC World speculated as to a possible link between Bitcoin and WikiLeaks, the infamous website that publishes leaked classified materials. Was there a connection? You be the judge. Nakamoto's true identity may never be known. Therefore the writings reproduced here are probably all the world will ever hear from him concerning Bitcoin's creation, workings, and theoretical basis. Want to learn more about Bitcoin? Go directly to the source-the writings of the creator himself, Satoshi Nakamoto "
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The FINTECH Book

The Financial Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Visionaries

Author: Susanne Chishti,Janos Barberis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111921887X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 6408

"The reader will learn about key developments in the industry and obtain insights of cutting-edge practitioners whether entrepreneurs, investors, or advisors in the retail/commercial banking/investment banking and asset management space"--
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Fintech

The Impact and Influence of Financial Technology on Banking and the Finance Industry

Author: Richard Hayen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540783776

Category:

Page: 68

View: 8503

Did you know we're in the middle of a revolution? No, not the post-election fervor. We're in the middle of the FinTech revolution, and it's a big one. Everything that we know about the world of finance is changing before us. Innovation is constantly happening. This book is going to help you get up to speed on all of the change that's happened and the things that are important right now. This book is going to teach you about several things, including: The financial technology sector (FinTech) and its impact on traditional banking, on the global economy, and on the world at large. Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, blockchain technology, and why the two matter. (Pro-tip: They do. A lot.) Using robo-advisors to make sound investments. Peer-to-peer lending and the art of getting a good loan with a low interest rate without going through a bank. Crowdfunding projects to turn your idea into a beautiful reality. The state of FinTech and where it's headed. There are quite a few books out there on the topic, but there's one very simple reason that you should choose this one: I don't treat you like a kid, but I don't treat you like you've got a master's degree either. By the end of this book, I'll have taught you a lot of the important jargon in the world of FinTech, and you'll feel up-to-date and up-to-speed on everything there is to know about the current state of finance.
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Blockchain

The Essential Guide to Understanding the Blockchain Revolution

Author: Jeff Reed

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537317502

Category:

Page: 66

View: 4552

Blockchain technology is the buzzword in the world of computer science, but it won't stay limited there for long. It is the concept that has the financial world scrambling to catch up. Whether you are an investor or a private citizen, Blockchain is going to mean a lot to you in the future, hailed by some as the second coming of the Internet. So what is it? And what can you do to get involved? This book will introduce you to the basics of Blockchain technology and equip you with the knowledge to get on the cutting edge of this astounding development. You will learn The historical development of this technology A nuanced technical understanding of the primary components of the Blockchain network The difference between Bitcoin Blockchain and Blockchain 2.0, the technology that will shape the future The main issues facing Blockchain technology that will shape the debates around it in the coming years And much more... Learn What You Need to Know About The Blockchain Revolution! Blockchain is far more than Bitcoin technology, and even in its infancy, it is taking the world by storm, from major banks to the U.S. Department of Defense. Get in on the disruptive technology and harness its potential today.
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FinTech

The Beginner's Guide to Financial Technology

Author: Jacob William

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533443861

Category:

Page: 56

View: 4187

Are you curious about FinTech (Financial Technology), but aren't sure where to go to find out more about it? This book is here to help. The term "FinTech" describes innovative methods by which our ways of handling money, banking, and making purchases will be changed forever. No matter who you are, this sector affects you. The term "FinTech" is shrouded a mystery, even to more tech-savvy individuals. Since it's such a new innovation, much about it, as well as where it's heading is still unknown. In this book we will explore what FinTech is, why it matters to everyone, future predictions about it, possible dangers, and its origins and history. This isn't just a subject for experts, but something everyone can benefit from learning about. Are you intimidated by advanced technological jargon, but curious about financial technology? This book will give you the information you seek in a digestible and easy-to-follow format. No prior knowledge of technical subjects is necessary because understandable examples are given throughout. Learning more about something that is so prevalent in our society is undeniably beneficial whether you are a business owner, technology enthusiast, or just a curious layman. Whichever term applies most to you, you will learn something valuable from this beginner friendly book!
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Skating on Stilts

Why We Aren't Stopping Tomorrow's Terrorism

Author: Stewart A. Baker

Publisher: Hoover Press

ISBN: 0817911561

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 4491

Stewart A. Baker, a former Homeland Security official, examines the technologies we love—jet travel, computer networks, and biotech—and finds that they are likely to empower new forms of terrorism unless we change our current course a few degrees and overcome resistance to change from business, foreign governments, and privacy advocates. He draws on his Homeland Security experience to show how that was done in the case of jet travel and border security but concludes that heading off disasters in computer networks and biotech will require a hardheaded recognition that privacy must sometimes yield to security, especially as technology changes the risks to both.
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