Mastering Bitcoin

Unlocking Digital Cryptocurrencies

Author: Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491902647

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

View: 5344

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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Mastering Bitcoin

Programming the Open Blockchain

Author: Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491954361

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 970

Join the technological revolution that’s taking the financial world by storm. Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the knowledge you need to 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 revised and expanded second edition provides essential detail to get you started. Bitcoin, the first successful decentralized digital currency, is still in its early stages and yet it’s already spawned a multi-billion-dollar global economy open to anyone with the knowledge and passion to participate. Mastering Bitcoin provides the knowledge. You simply supply the passion. The second edition includes: A broad introduction of bitcoin and its underlying blockchain—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 New developments such as Segregated Witness, Payment Channels, and Lightning Network A deep dive into blockchain applications, including how to combine the building blocks offered by this platform into higher-level applications User stories, analogies, examples, and code snippets illustrating key technical concepts
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The Internet of Money

A Collection of Talks by Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Author: Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537000459

Category: Bitcoin

Page: 148

View: 2170

While many books explain the how of bitcoin, The Internet of Money delves into the why of bitcoin. Acclaimed information-security expert and author of Mastering Bitcoin, Andreas M. Antonopoulos examines and contextualizes the significance of bitcoin through a series of essays spanning the exhilarating maturation of this technology. Bitcoin, a technological breakthrough quietly introduced to the world in 2008, is transforming much more than finance. Bitcoin is disrupting antiquated industries to bring financial independence to billions worldwide. In this book, Andreas explains why bitcoin is a financial and technological evolution with potential far exceeding the label -digital currency.- Andreas goes beyond exploring the technical functioning of the bitcoin network by illuminating bitcoin's philosophical, social, and historical implications. As the internet has essentially transformed how people around the world interact and has permanently impacted our lives in ways we never could have imagined, bitcoin--the internet of money--is fundamentally changing our approach to solving social, political, and economic problems through decentralized technology.
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Blockchain

Blueprint for a New Economy

Author: Melanie Swan

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491920475

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

View: 8947

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 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: 6734

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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The Internet of Money Volume Two

A Collection of Talks by Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Author: Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781947910065

Category: Bitcoin

Page: 120

View: 1775

"The Internet of Money Volume Two: a collection of talks" is the spectacular sequel to the cult classic and best seller "The Internet of Money Volume One: a collection of talks" by Andreas M. Antonopoulos. Volume Two contains 11 more of his most inspiring and thought-provoking talks, including: Introduction to Bitcoin; Blockchain vs Bullshit; Fake News, Fake Money; Currency Wars; Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat; Rocket Science and Ethereum's Killer App; and many more. Volume Two also includes an all-new frequently asked questions section! In 2013, Andreas M. Antonopoulos started publicly speaking about bitcoin and quickly became one of the world's most sought-after speakers in the industry. To date, he has delivered more than 75, TED-style talks in venues ranging from the Henry Ford Museum in the United States to packed-out Bitcoin Meetups around the world including Brazil, the Czech Republic, and New Zealand, and every talk is completely different. In these performances, Antonopoulos walks onto the stage and delivers a live, unscripted talk. Without a deck in sight, he unleashes his latest insights into the lightning-fast changes surrounding bitcoin. Combining the knowledge of one of the world's leading blockchain technologists, with cultural context, comedy, and the flair of a performance artist, Antonopoulos conveys an up-to-the-second understanding of bitcoin to live audiences worldwide. Many of these talks were so visionary, their content so educational, that they were curated and refined into a book form. On 7 September 2016, The Internet of Money Volume One was launched on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast (the interview has since been viewed more than 300,000 times). With its genesis in the lived, human experience, The Internet of Moneyoffered something that was desperately needed: an explanation of the philosophy, economics, politics, poetics, and technologies of bitcoin and open blockchains set within a broad historical context and using clear, simple language that delighted general audiences and bitcoin enthusiasts alike. During its first year, Volume One quickly became a hit in the global crypto-currency community-appealing to audiences from fields as diverse as the arts, sciences, and humanities. As one reader wrote: "It provides a uniquely accessible take on a mind-bendingly abstract system." The Internet of Money Volume Two: a collection of talks builds on that momentum and offers readers an opportunity to experience more these inspiring and thought-provoking talks in print. It also includes a bonus question and answer section, where Andreas answers some of the most frequently asked questions from audience members during his worldwide tour. Volume Two is a sequel that rivals, even exceeds, the first, in content, scope, and vision. These talks are intellectual fire-starters you won't want to miss. Make this book part of your collection and see why Andreas M. Antonopoulos is considered the most powerful and engaging voice in crypto-currency and blockchain.
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Bitcoin

Beginner's Guide to Mastering Bitcoin and Digital Cryptocurrency - How to Make Money with Bitcoins

Author: Joshua Welsh

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542834339

Category:

Page: 70

View: 7849

Do you want to learn about secure cryptocurrency? Or how to make money online? Do you want to invest in a secure future? Then this book is right for you! The simple term "Bitcoin" can be intimidating to some people, especially those who have never purchased a Bitcoin or have ever dealt in the currency before. There are many options when it comes to Bitcoin, and you need to make sure that you are getting the most out of the investment process. Anyone who is considering investing in Bitcoin should take their time and learn as much about it as possible. The actual act of purchasing a Bitcoin can be lengthy and can cost you a lot of money so make sure that you are as well informed as possible. As one of the best and most mysterious investment opportunities, learn more about Bitcoin. That's what this book is all about! In this book, you will learn: What Bitcoin is and how you can learn it How to master Bitcoin How to learn Bitcoin Mining How to Trade with Bitcoins How to learn and assess the current value of Bitcoins HOW TO MAKE MONEY WITH BITCOINS much, much, more... Read on to learn more about what Bitcoin is, the way that it works to make people money, and how you can make your own money from it!! GO CLICK THAT ORANGE BUY BUTTON NOW TO BEGIN MAKING REAL MONEY WITH BITCOINS! Tags: bitcoin, bitcoin mining, bitcoin trading, cryptocurrency, digital cryptocurrency, blockchain, hacking, tor, python programming, python for beginners, how to make money online, investing, java programming, sql programming, security hacking, hack, computer programming, python language, python, hack, dark net, deep web, conceal ip address
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Mastering Ethereum

Building Smart Contracts and Dapps

Author: Andreas M. Antonopoulos,Gavin Wood

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

ISBN: 9781491971949

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 7249

If you're looking to get started with the Ethereum protocol-or are among the many open source developers, integrators, and system administrators already working with this platform-Mastering Ethereum is the definitive book on the topic. Authors Gavin Wood and Andreas Antonopoulos provide everything you need to know about building smart contracts and decentralized autonomous organizations on the Ethereum blockchain. By bridging the world of cloud computing, grid computing, and blockchains, Ethereum has create a massive decentralized computing platform that many people are calling a "world computer." Ethereum has also spawned a rapidly growing ecosystem of software startups vying to build decentralized applications, known as "dapps". With this practical guide, you'll learn how to create markets, store registries of debts or promises, move funds in accordance with instructions given long in the past (like a will or a futures contract), and many other things that have not been invented yet, all without a middle man or counterparty risk. Discover why IBM, Microsoft, NASDAQ, and other organizations have announced interest and/or development in this Turing-complete decentralized computing platform with Mastering Ethereum.
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Bitcoin

Mastering Bitcoin and Cyptocurrency for Beginners - Bitcoin Basics, Bitcoin Stories, Dogecoin, Reinventing Money and Other Digital Currencies

Author: Tim Harris

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533427335

Category:

Page: 46

View: 4300

Are Bitcoins and Cryptocurrencies Your Ticket to Financial Success? Explore These Exciting New Possibilities in This Book! ~BONUS RIGHT AFTER THE CONCLUSION - ACT NOW BEFORE IT'S GONE! Bitcoins, Litecoins, Dogecoins, and other cryptocurrencies are a recently developed form of currency that provide a digital alternative to the paper money we are all used to. These are becoming increasingly popular, and provide some new and exiting opportunities for those ready to embrace cryptocurrency to start investing and mining in order to make a profit. This book will easily guide you through what could be a confusing and overwhelming topic for those who aren't familiar with Bitcoins and their like. Learn about cryptocurrencies and the technology needed to mine them, how to safely and profitably invest, and the tax issues related to this new form of currency. Here's a Preview of What You Will Learn * What is cryptocurrency? * How are cryptocurrencies different from traditional currency? * Can you make a profit in cryptocurrency mining? * Why is Bitcoin the most common cryptocurrency? * What are other popular cryptocurrencies? * How to mine cryptocurrencies * Investing in cryptocurrencies * What tax issues are associated with them? This is First Edition - More Updated Editions Coming Soon! BUY NOW! Scroll up to Buy with One-Click!
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Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies

A Comprehensive Introduction

Author: Arvind Narayanan,Joseph Bonneau,Edward Felten,Andrew Miller,Steven Goldfeder

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400884152

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 6882

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies provides a comprehensive introduction to the revolutionary yet often misunderstood new technologies of digital currency. Whether you are a student, software developer, tech entrepreneur, or researcher in computer science, this authoritative and self-contained book tells you everything you need to know about the new global money for the Internet age. How do Bitcoin and its block chain actually work? How secure are your bitcoins? How anonymous are their users? Can cryptocurrencies be regulated? These are some of the many questions this book answers. It begins by tracing the history and development of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, and then gives the conceptual and practical foundations you need to engineer secure software that interacts with the Bitcoin network as well as to integrate ideas from Bitcoin into your own projects. Topics include decentralization, mining, the politics of Bitcoin, altcoins and the cryptocurrency ecosystem, the future of Bitcoin, and more. An essential introduction to the new technologies of digital currency Covers the history and mechanics of Bitcoin and the block chain, security, decentralization, anonymity, politics and regulation, altcoins, and much more Features an accompanying website that includes instructional videos for each chapter, homework problems, programming assignments, and lecture slides Also suitable for use with the authors' Coursera online course Electronic solutions manual (available only to professors)
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Understanding Bitcoin

Cryptography, Engineering and Economics

Author: Pedro Franco

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119019141

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 8664

Discover Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that has the finance world buzzing Bitcoin is arguably one of the biggest developments in finance since the advent of fiat currency. With Understanding Bitcoin, expert author Pedro Franco provides finance professionals with a complete technical guide and resource to the cryptography, engineering and economic development of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This comprehensive, yet accessible work fully explores the supporting economic realities and technological advances of Bitcoin, and presents positive and negative arguments from various economic schools regarding its continued viability. This authoritative text provides a step-by-step description of how Bitcoin works, starting with public key cryptography and moving on to explain transaction processing, the blockchain and mining technologies. This vital resource reviews Bitcoin from the broader perspective of digital currencies and explores historical attempts at cryptographic currencies. Bitcoin is, after all, not just a digital currency; it's a modern approach to the secure transfer of value using cryptography. This book is a detailed guide to what it is, how it works, and how it just may jumpstart a change in the way digital value changes hands. Understand how Bitcoin works, and the technology behind it Delve into the economics of Bitcoin, and its impact on the financial industry Discover alt-coins and other available cryptocurrencies Explore the ideas behind Bitcoin 2.0 technologies Learn transaction protocols, micropayment channels, atomic cross-chain trading, and more Bitcoin challenges the basic assumption under which the current financial system rests: that currencies are issued by central governments, and their supply is managed by central banks. To fully understand this revolutionary technology, Understanding Bitcoin is a uniquely complete, reader-friendly guide.
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The Age of Cryptocurrency

How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order

Author: Paul Vigna,Michael J. Casey

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250081556

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 2721

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.
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Digital Gold

Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money

Author: Nathaniel Popper

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062572067

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 568

Bitcoin, the landmark digital money and financial technology, has spawned a global social movement with utopian ambitions. The notion of a new currency, maintained by the computers of users around the world, has been the butt of many jokes, but that has not stopped it from growing into a technology worth billions of dollars, supported by the hordes of followers who have come to view it as the most important new idea since the creation of the Internet. Believers from Beijing to Buenos Aires see the potential for a financial system free from banks and governments, and a new global currency for the digital age. An unusual tale of group invention, Digital Gold tells the story of the colorful characters who have built Bitcoin, including a Finnish college student; an Argentinian millionaire; a Chinese entrepreneur; Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss; Bitcoin’s elusive creator, Satoshi Nakamoto; and the founder of the Silk Road online drug market, Ross Ulbricht. With Digital Gold, New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper offers a brilliant and engrossing account of this new technology. At each step of the way, Bitcoin has provided one of the most fascinating tests of how money works, who benefits from it, and what it might look like in the future.
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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: 1588

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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Decentralized Applications

Harnessing Bitcoin's Blockchain Technology

Author: Siraj Raval

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491924500

Category: Computers

Page: 118

View: 9647

Take advantage of Bitcoin’s underlying technology, the blockchain, to build massively scalable, decentralized applications known as dapps. In this practical guide, author Siraj Raval explains why dapps will become more widely used—and profitable—than today’s most popular web apps. You’ll learn how the blockchain’s cryptographically stored ledger, scarce-asset model, and peer-to-peer (P2P) technology provide a more flexible, better-incentivized structure than current software models. Once you understand the theory behind dapps and what a thriving dapp ecosystem looks like, Raval shows you how to use existing tools to create a working dapp. You’ll then take a deep dive into the OpenBazaar decentralized market, and examine two case studies of successful dapps currently in use. Learn advances in distributed-system technology that make distributed data, wealth, identity, computing, and bandwidth possible Build a Twitter clone with the Go language, distributed architecture, decentralized messaging app, and peer-to-peer data store Learn about OpenBazaar’s decentralized market and its structure for supporting transactions Explore Lighthouse, a decentralized crowdfunding project that rivals sites such as Kickstarter and IndieGogo Take an in-depth look at La’Zooz, a P2P ridesharing app that transmits data directly between riders and drivers
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Cryptocurrency: How to Make a Lot of Money Investing and Trading in Cryptocurrency

Unlocking the Lucrative World of Cryptocurrency

Author: Andrew Johnson

Publisher: Andrew Johnson

ISBN: 8822896939

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 4559

How to Make a Lot of Money Investing and Trading in Cryptocurrency If you had purchased $100 worth of Bitcoins in the middle of 2009 and held onto those coins until August 2017, you would have turned that $100 into more than $8,000,000. The lucrative world of cryptocurrency no longer has to be a mystery. This book will shock you. Secret strategies are revealed. Discover what cryptocurrency is all about and how to make a lot of money investing and trading in them. While the Bitcoin ship might have already sailed, it is not too late to jump onto the cryptocurrency bandwagon and make a profit in the process. If you are wondering about how to go about doing just that then Cryptocurrency: How to Make a Lot of Money Investing and Trading in Cryptocurrency is the book you have been waiting for. Currently, only about 25 percent of Americans actually understand what cryptocurrency is and only about 2 percent use them on a regular basis. Despite this fact, all of the more than 1,000 cryptocurrencies on the market today have a market valuation of more than $60 billion dollars. Regardless of what you know about cryptocurrency as a whole, it is clear that this market is something to watch. Inside you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the technology that powers cryptocurrency and how to tell a Bitcoin from a Litecoin, from an Ether and why that distinction matters. You will also learn how to choose the most promising contenders for the Next Big Thing and not lose your shirt while taking advantage of the high degree of volatility that the market is currently experiencing. Inside you will find: An easy to understand breakdown of blockchain, the foundational technology at the heart of all major cryptocurrencies. A detailed explanation of how cryptocurrencies lose and gain value and how you can put these methods to work for you. Easy ways to get started investing in cryptocurrencies and everything you will need in order to do so effectively. Recommendations on the major cryptocurrencies to watch moving forward. A step by step guide to getting started mining cryptocurrencies and making money off of other people’s transactions. The best tips for staying one step ahead of the scammers out there who are looking to steal your hard-earned cryptocurrency A look to the future including how major governments are looking to take control of cryptocurrency for their own ends. And more…
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Blockchain

The Comprehensive Guide to Mastering the Hidden Economy

Author: Timothy Short

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781537272030

Category:

Page: 66

View: 9903

Discover everything you need to know about Blockchain. Get ahead of the curve and benefit from this technology! If you are like many people and are a little confused about just what a blockchain is exactly and how you would go about using one then you can certainly be forgiven as despite the fact that the technology has been around for less than 10 years, it has already managed to pick up multiple meanings depending on the context that it is used in. Regardless of what you know about them, however, movers and shakers in both the technology and financial sectors are already calling them the most important technology advancement since the creation of the internet itself. A blockchain revolution is on the horizon and if you don't want to be left behind then, Blockchain: The Comprehensive Guide to Mastering the Hidden Economy is the book you have been waiting for. Inside you will find everything you need to know about blockchain technology including how it was created and where it is likely to be headed in the near future. You will also learn how to tell if a blockchain distributed database can replace your current database as well as how to create one and common mistakes to avoid while doing so. So, what are you waiting for? If you don't want to be left in the technological dust, but this book today!Inside you will find* Arguments against blockchain and how and why they are misguided* The best ways to put blockchain to use for you* The many impressive uses for smart contracts and even how to make your own* And much more...Take action now and download this book to understand Blockchain and how you can benefit from this amazing technology!And why wait? You don't need a Kindle to read this book! With free delivery right to your device, you can open it on your PC, Tablet or Smartphone with the free Kindle app.Tags: Blockchain, Blockchain Technology, Blockchain Programming, Blockchain Development, Fintech, Financial Technology, Smart Contracts
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Bitcoin Basics

Buying, Selling, Creating and Investing Bitcoins - The Digital Currency of the Future

Author: Benjamin Tideas

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508478942

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 30

View: 7090

You're about to learn everything you need to know about how to get started in the world of Bitcoin. Currency is always an interesting subject in the world of business and investment, but what if that currency had no centralized location which made it immune to government and bank interference? What if that currency was a digital currency that allowed you to carry millions of dollars around in your pocket without a problem? What if the benefits of that crypto-currency were available to YOU? Whether you're looking to inform yourself on buying, selling or investing in Bitcoin, you've come to the right place. If you are looking to get in on the mining action of Bitcoins, you're almost there. If you want to find out how the digital currency of the future can be leveraged in your life, you're on the right track. Don't get left behind during the most crucial stages of the most successful crypto-currency in the world! Educate yourself; make yourself informed; put yourself in a position to take advantage. How, might you ask? This book is your answer!
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Introducing Ethereum and Solidity

Foundations of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Programming for Beginners

Author: Chris Dannen

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 148422535X

Category: Computers

Page: 185

View: 9552

Learn how to use Solidity and the Ethereum project – second only to Bitcoin in market capitalization. Blockchain protocols are taking the world by storm, and the Ethereum project, with its Turing-complete scripting language Solidity, has rapidly become a front-runner. This book presents the blockchain phenomenon in context; then situates Ethereum in a world pioneered by Bitcoin. See why professionals and non-professionals alike are honing their skills in smart contract patterns and distributed application development. You'll review the fundamentals of programming and networking, alongside its introduction to the new discipline of crypto-economics. You'll then deploy smart contracts of your own, and learn how they can serve as a back-end for JavaScript and HTML applications on the Web. Many Solidity tutorials out there today have the same flaw: they are written for “advanced” JavaScript developers who want to transfer their skills to a blockchain environment. Introducing Ethereum and Solidity is accessible to technology professionals and enthusiasts of all levels. You’ll find exciting sample code that can move forward real world assets in both the academic and the corporate arenas. Find out now why this book is a powerful gateway for creative technologists of all types, from concept to deployment. What You’ll Learn See how Ethereum (and other cryptocurrencies) work Compare distributed apps (dapps) to web apps Write Ethereum smart contracts in Solidity Connect Ethereum smart contracts to your HTML/CSS/JavaScript web applications Deploy your own dapp, coin, and blockchain Work with basic and intermediate smart contracts Who This Book Is For Anyone who is curious about Ethereum or has some familiarity with computer science Product managers, CTOs, and experienced JavaScript programmers Experts will find the advanced sample projects in this book rewarding because of the power of Solidity
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The Right Time

A Novel

Author: Danielle Steel

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 1101883952

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6950

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Filled with heartbreak and betrayal, triumph and fulfillment, The Right Time is an intimate, richly rewarding novel about pursuing one’s passion and succeeding beyond one’s wildest dreams. Abandoned by her mother at age seven, Alexandra Winslow takes solace in the mysteries she reads with her devoted father—and soon she is writing them herself, slowly graduating to dark, complex crime stories that reflect skill, imagination, and talent far beyond her years. After her father’s untimely death, at fourteen Alex is taken in by the nuns of a local convent, where she finds twenty-six mothers to take the place of the one she lost, and the time and encouragement to pursue her gift. Alex writes in every spare moment, gripped by the plots and themes and characters that fill her mind. Midway through college, she has finished a novel—and manages to find a seasoned agent, then a publisher. But as she climbs the ladder of publishing success, she resolutely adheres to her father’s admonition: Men read crime thrillers by men only—and so Alexandra Winslow publishes under the pseudonym Alexander Green, her true identity known only to those closest to her, creating a double life that isolates her. Her secret life as the mysterious and brilliantly successful Alexander Green—and her own life as a talented young woman—expose her to the envious, the arrogant, and Hollywood players who have no idea who she really is. Always, the right time to open up seems just out of reach, and would cost her dearly. Once her double life and fame are established, the price of the truth is always too high.
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