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A photo of The promise of bitcoin : the future of money and how it can work for you

The promise of bitcoin : the future of money and how it can work for you

"From the cofounder of the longest-running bitcoin exchange comes a compelling argument for how this digital currency will transform the global economy-and how it can work for you. Bitcoin may be the best investment opportunity of our time, yet most people have yet to understand its promise. In this book, Bobby Lee, one of the earliest, most successful pioneers in the cryptocurrency space, debunks myths and dispels fears that surround bitcoin, arguing that this rational, logical system is superior to traditional monetary systems. Lee cites signs of bitcoin's widening acceptance: a growing community of users worldwide and multiple initiatives for investing in and holding bitcoin among major financial services organizations and institutional investors who control trillions in assets. Lee offers a primer on the best strategies for purchasing and investing in this digital currency. He discusses the pros and cons, and covers the more complicated method of acquiring bitcoin, mining. He predicts developments in regulation, technology, business, and society that will lead to bitcoin's price increasing 500 percent over the next two decades. In the wake of the current economic crisis, Lee calls on consumers to embrace a technology that will not only increase their wealth but make their lives easier"--


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Mastering Bitcoin : programming the open blockchain

"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 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. This economy is open to anyone with the knowledge and passion to participate. Mastering Bitcoin provides the knowledge. You simply supply the passion."--provided by


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The age of cryptocurrency : how Bitcoin and digital money are challenging the global economic order

"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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A photo of Once a bitcoin miner : scandal and turmoil in the cryptocurrency wild west

Once a bitcoin miner : scandal and turmoil in the cryptocurrency wild west

"For readers of Bitcoin Billionaires comes a true tale of Bitcoin boom to bust: the inside story of fortune and new beginnings in the cryptocurrency Wild West Fresh out of university, Ethan Lou moves to Western Canada to write for Reuters, landing in an oil boomtown with deep roots in the past. But before that, he had another life, in the cryptocurrency world, crossing paths with the likes of the late Gerald Cotten of QuadrigaCX and Anthony Di Iorio, co-founder of Ethereum. When his early Bitcoin investments pay off spectacularly, the newly risen Lou builds a blockchain start-up, riding into a some-trillion-dollar frontier of open-bar pool parties, wealth-flaunting money giveaways, psychedelics, scams, scandals, and turmoil. Lou meets the wildcatters and the fast-talkers, the ambitious and the adventurous, and the exiles seeking fresh starts--all chasing hope, fortune, and the smell of gold. Yet nothing lasts. Calamity comes in waves. Overhead, vultures circle, and in the tall grass, lawmen lurk. This new world is harsh and unpredictable. A true story, Once a Bitcoin Miner is investigative journalism at its best: painstakingly researched through court and government records, extensive interviews, and confidential files and sources. It is also an accessible literary account: a richly told first-person narrative that delves deep into this prominent yet shadowy domain."--


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Kings of crypto : one startup's quest to take cryptocurrency out of Silicon Valley and onto Wall Street

"Brian Armstrong stepped onto the stage with quiet confidence. He turned to the audience and shared his idea with the simple slogan: "Coinbase, the easiest way to get started with Bitcoin." For a moment late in 2018, one Bitcoin, which physically amounts to a few electrons blipping on a tiny bit of silicon, was worth $20,000-the same as a pound of gold. Libertarian technologists who believed Bitcoin would be the foundation of a new world order saw the moment as an apotheosis. Everyone else saw a bubble. Everyone else was right, and the bubble burst. But Bitcoin survived, and the battle for its soul rages on. True believers view it as the foundation for a future economy freed from the vicissitudes of Wall Street and government control of currency. Pragmatists believe that bringing Bitcoin into the mainstream will, as the Silicon Valley cliche goes, make the world a better place. But they need buy-in from traditional institutional systems that can prevent the crypto world from devolving into the lawless criminal bazaar it was becoming during the bubble. Journalist Jeff John Roberts drops us into the unfolding drama as he follows the rise, fall, and rebirth of cryptocurrency through the experiences of major players across the globe. We follow Silicon Valley entrepreneur Brian Armstrong and his company, Coinbase, as it tries to make Bitcoin easy to use and available to all while fighting off hackers, thieves, and zealots. Roberts keenly observes the importance of leadership and strategy in the developing field of virtual currencies and what happens when these guardrails are missing."


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A photo of Cryptocurrencies and the blockchain revolution : Bitcoin and beyond

Cryptocurrencies and the blockchain revolution : Bitcoin and beyond

"When Bitcoin was first released in January 2009, each digital coin was worth only a few pennies. A single Bitcoin is now valued at over ten thousand dollars. This book examines digital cryptocurrency and the blockchain technology that makes them possible."--

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