Bitcoin And Cryptocurrency Technologies

Autor: Arvind Narayanan
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400884152
File Size: 80,12 MB
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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)

Mastering Bitcoin

Autor: Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491921986
File Size: 44,89 MB
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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

Spider Men

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Publisher: Marvel
ISBN: 9780785165347
File Size: 32,24 MB
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Universes collide for the first time in one ultimate, amazing Spider-Man story! Superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis at last unites the wall-crawlers of two worlds! Courtesy of the multiversal machinations of Mysterio, the Marvel Universe's friendly neighborhood Peter Parker meets Ultimate Comics' new kid on the block, Miles Morales, in a landmark tale they said would never be told. The new Ultimate Spider-Man is sure to learn much of power and responsibility from his Amazing counterpart, a grown-up version of his fallen idol. But what lessons lie in wait for an adult Peter in a world at once familiar, yet strikingly different - a world in which he died young, but friends, foes and loved ones live on? COLLECTING: Spider-Men 1-5

The Age Of Cryptocurrency

Autor: Paul Vigna
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250065631
File Size: 52,48 MB
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Two tech journalists describe the financial system known as cryptocurrency, made famous in recent headlines by Bitcoin, discussing the system's origins, the differences between cyber money and paper money and offering tips on becoming part of this new global economy.

Cryptoassets The Innovative Investor S Guide To Bitcoin And Beyond

Autor: Chris Burniske
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 126002668X
File Size: 57,34 MB
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The innovative investor’s guide to an entirely new asset class—from two experts on the cutting edge With the rise of bitcoin and blockchain technology, investors can capitalize on the greatest investment opportunity since the Internet. Bitcoin was the first cryptoasset, but today there are over 800 and counting, including ether, ripple, litecoin, monero, and more. This clear, concise, and accessible guide from two industry insiders shows you how to navigate this brave new blockchain world—and how to invest in these emerging assets to secure your financial future. Cryptoassets gives you all the tools you need: * An actionable framework for investigating and valuing cryptoassets * Portfolio management techniques to maximize returns while managing risk * Historical context and tips to navigate inevitable bubbles and manias * Practical guides to exchanges, wallets, capital market vehicles, and ICOs * Predictions on how blockchain technology may disrupt current portfolios In addition to offering smart investment strategies, this authoritative resource will help you understand how these assets were created, how they work, and how they are evolving amid the blockchain revolution. The authors define a clear and original cryptoasset taxonomy, composed of cryptocurrencies, cryptocommodities, and cryptotokens, with insights into how each subset is blending technology and markets. You’ll find a variety of methods to invest in these assets, whether through global exchanges trading 24/7 or initial cryptoasset offerings (ICOs). By sequentially building on the concepts of each prior chapter, the book will provide you with a full understanding of the cryptoasset economy and the opportunities that await the innovative investor. Cryptoassets represent the future of money and markets. This book is your guide to that future.

What S The Deal With Bitcoins

Autor: Ryan Lancelot
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780985082062
File Size: 31,40 MB
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Have You Heard About Bitcoins? What are they? Who created them? Why are they important? Will they replace paper money? Is it like Gold? Bitcoins are in the news regularly these days. These reports range from talking about how Bitcoins will replace paper money in many countries to how Bitcoins are being used as a way to pay for drugs, gambling and prostitution. So, what's the deal with Bitcoins? Bitcoin is, at its core, virtual currency. It is a digital representation of money that can be used to purchase goods and services in the same way cash can be used to purchase those same goods and services. However, Bitcoin differs considerably from these other currencies in that it is not backed by any bank or nation and has no formal organizational structure behind it. Bitcoin is managed entirely by a Peer to Peer (P2P) network of individuals that manages balances and transactions on its own. Bitcoins are "mined" from computer networks through the process of solving a complex mathematical problem. The total amount of available Bitcoins will ultimately be a finite number, which may create a huge demand, and value for them in the future. Bitcoins are traded on exchanges across the world, which can convert them into the accepted currencies in these countries. Bitcoins are being used to pay for many products and services across the globe today, some legal and some illegal. Bitcoins are NOT science fiction. They are real and you can learn about them by reading this book!

Understanding Bitcoin

Autor: Pedro Franco
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119019141
File Size: 36,83 MB
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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.

Cryptocurrencies Simply Explained By Tenx Co Founder Dr Julian Hosp

Autor: Julian Hosp
Publisher: Julian Hosp Coaching Limited
ISBN: 9789881485083
File Size: 10,70 MB
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The easiest way into the world of blockchain, cryptocurrency, decentralization, bitcoin, icos, and co: Have you ever asked yourself what a cryptocurrency, a blockchain, or Bitcoin is? How about the word "decentralization?" You might have heard that "these things are coming" and "will take over the world." No matter if you have or haven't, "they" are right-these things are coming. And "these things" will play just as important a role as the internet has for the past 20 years. You know who "won" with the internet? The people who started preparing for it at the beginning, using it personally or for their business before others did. With this new technology called blockchain, a similar window of opportunity has started to open. If you have no clue what a blockchain, a cryptocurrency, or Bitcoin is, don't worry-most of the population doesn't. One of the main challenges for anyone trying to get familiar with these topics is the question of "Where should I start?" This is exactly what prompted me to write this book. In the simplest way possible, I will explain all the aforementioned points so even a 10-year-old could understand them. At the same time, I will reference the details on a technical level to give you both the large scale and the detailed picture. Explaining something to a 10-year-old is in no way a commentary on anyone's intelligence. I'm just following Albert Einstein's advice: "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." My ultimate goal is to make people all around the world #CRYPTOFIT. I.E fit for this new wave of decentralization and blockchain. 10 things you will learn in this book that will blow your mind: What does "backed by gold" actually mean? Will cryptocurrencies replace fiat currencies? Can an internet outage destroy cryptocurrencies? Does mining really create cryptocurrencies? (Hint: It doesn't) Is a maximum amount of Bitcoin really good for a currency? How do I get a cryptocurrency account if no one is in charge? Are cryptocurrencies better than fiat currencies? Is blockchain the only solution for decentralization? Which technology will win? (Hint: Not the best one!) Can you lose a coin? (Hint: You can NOT) Enjoy the read - Yours, Dr. Julian Hosp An overview of the areas covered in the book: FROM GOLD TO CRYPTO BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY BASICS PRIVATE KEYS AND PUBLIC ADDRESSES MINING HOW ARE CRYPTOCURRENCIES CREATED? WALLETS BLOCKCHAIN FORKS AND ATTACKS DESTROYING A CRYPTOCURRENCY? PRIVACY, ANONYMITY, AND TRANSPARENCY ALTCOINS AND BITCOIN CRYPTO-INVESTING THE FUTURE OF CRYPTOCURRENCIES BONUS CHAPTER: INITIAL COIN OFFERINGs (ICOs)

Digital Gold

Autor: Nathaniel Popper
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062572067
File Size: 73,67 MB
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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.

Mastering Bitcoin

Autor: Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491954345
File Size: 69,88 MB
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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