Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies

Author: Arvind Narayanan
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400884152
Format: PDF
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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)

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies

Author: Arvind Narayanan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780691171692
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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 currencyCovers the history and mechanics of Bitcoin and the block chain, security, decentralization, anonymity, politics and regulation, altcoins, and much moreFeatures an accompanying website that includes instructional videos for each chapter, homework problems, programming assignments, and lecture slidesAlso suitable for use with the authors' Coursera online courseElectronic solutions manual (available only to professors)

Understanding Bitcoin

Author: Pedro Franco
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119019141
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Beyond Bitcoin

Author: Hanna Halaburda
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137506423
Format: PDF, ePub
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Digital currencies are a fairly new phenomenon brought about by the spectacular rise of the internet. While Bitcoin is the most famous, there are numerous other digital currencies—from Amazon Coin to Zetacoin. Beyond Bitcoin explores the economic forces underlying the design of their features and their potential. Halaburda and Sarvary argue that digital currencies are best understood by considering the economic incentives driving their creators and users. The authors present a framework that will allow systemic analysis of this dynamic environment and support further discussion of the design of digital currencies' features and the competition in the market.

Handbook of Digital Currency

Author: David LEE Kuo Chuen
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128023511
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Incorporating currencies, payment methods, and protocols that computers use to talk to each other, digital currencies are poised to grow in use and importance. The Handbook of Digital Currency gives readers a way to learn about subjects outside their specialties and provides authoritative background and tools for those whose primary source of information is journal articles. Taking a cross-country perspective, its comprehensive view of the field includes history, technicality, IT, finance, economics, legal, tax and regulatory environment. For those who come from different backgrounds with different questions in mind, The Handbook of Digital Currency is an essential starting point. Discusses all major strategies and tactics associated with digital currencies, their uses, and their regulations Presents future scenarios for the growth of digital currencies Written for regulators, crime prevention units, tax authorities, entrepreneurs, micro-financiers, micro-payment businesses, cryptography experts, software developers, venture capitalists, hedge fund managers, hardware manufacturers, credit card providers, money changers, remittance service providers, exchanges, and academics Winner of the 2015 "Outstanding Business Reference Source" by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)

Blockchain

Author: Steve Gold
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544293172
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Would You Like To Finally Understand What Blockchain Is And How It Will Impact Your Future? - NOW INCLUDES FREE GIFTS! (see below for details) Do you wonder why those in the know are getting so excited about Blockchain? Are you completely confused about how Blockchain works? Are you interested in learning more about cryptocurrencies? Or do you want to just be able to use cool words like cryptocurrency and know what you're talking about? Do you want to know how Blockchain is changing the world that you live in? And what could happen with it in future? Do you want to know the difference between Blockchain and Bitcoin, or whether or not such a thing as true data security on the internet is even possible? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, this book will provide you with the answers you've been looking for! Blockchain is one of the most exciting developments since the internet. It is a completely revolutionary way to secure online data and one that will change things forever. It has turned the way we think about internet security completely on its head. It not only changes the way we look at online security but it turns some heads doing it. It is what made Bitcoin such a success and what is being hailed by giants such as Samsung and IBM as the way to make an Internet of Things a reality. Imagine a world where cars can be controlled by remote access, where they can actually communicate with one another online to avoid collisions and congestion. Where cars are able to interpret their environments to enable them to drive at optimal speed with optimal safety. Where all electronic devices have their own online profiles and can be activated remotely. Not home in time to record your favorite program? Get online at the office and hit the record button there. For the first time ever companies have a way of maintaining a complete support system for online devices and appliances without having to break the bank. Blockchain enables companies to do this by drawing on the computing power of millions of registered users without having to rely on vast computer farms. The user earns rewards and the company is able to roll out support to millions of devices. And, as if that wasn't enough, the very way that the database is structured makes everything more secure. No one person can hack the information because it is spread out over so many computers. In this book, we will look at: What Blockchain actually is - in simple terms that even non-techies can understand The basic history of Blockchain and how it came to be developed- Why we should all stand up and take notice of Blockchain The future of Blockchain and what it will mean for you and your family How Blockchain relates to Bitcoin - And, no, they are not the same thing! How Blockchain is completely disrupting the financial services industry and why the industry will never be the same again What some potential issues going forward might be and how these might delay the overall adoption of Blockchain as a whole ...and much more! Also included for a limited time only are 2 FREE GIFTS, including a full length, surprise FREE BOOK! Take the first step towards understanding Blockchain today. Click the buy now button above for instant access. Also included are 2 FREE GIFTS! - A sample from one of my other best selling books, and full length, FREE BOOKS included with your purchase!

Bitcoin and Beyond

Author: Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351814079
Format: PDF
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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.

Blockchain

Author: Artemis Caro
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781985574021
Format: PDF, Kindle
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***GET THE KINDLE VERSION FREE WHEN YOU PURCHASE THE PAPERBACK!***"What the Internet did for communications, Blockchain will do for trusted transactions".- Ginni Rometty, IBM CEO Cryptocurrency and it's disruptive architecture, Blockchain, is now making the biggest revolution in the Finance sector for the last 100 years. There is a lot of hype surrounding the concept of the blockchain, but what does this term actually mean? What is blockchain technology? Why does it matter? These questions are not always answered with due diligence in the sea of headlines that deal with digital currencies using blockchains. As a result, many people are left with an incomplete understanding of this transformative new technology and its massive implications for the future. The goal of this book is not to plumb the depths of the mathematical wizardry used to code blockchain-based applications, but rather to serve as an introduction to the broader architecture and conceptual background behind blockchain technology. We will take a practical approach, examining how Blockchains are used in the real world. In this short, concise guide you will learn: A Brief History of Blockchain Technology Blockchain Basics: Managing Digital Transactions What is a Distributed Ledger? Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin Implications Of Blockchain: Big Data, Privacy & Personal Data Profiting from Blockchain Technologies Limitations & Challenges of Blockchain The Future of Blockchain For Centuries, people have relied on corrupt Centralized Institutions like banks and Governments to serve as intermediaries when it comes to storing and transacting financial assets. This is ALL About To Change... Make sure you take action and join the Financial Revolution by reading this book!

Cryptocurrency

Author: Miles Price
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781543297560
Format: PDF
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The Internet was an alien concept a few decades ago. However, the human race would be back in the dark ages without it. The global change in the world of commerce promises to revolutionize the entire political and economic order. Cryptocurrencies lie at the heart of this change. Since the Bitcoin was invented in 2008, the term "cryptocurrency" has entered our lives. This technology is here to stay and it will simply keep getting better. Cryptocurrency is cheaper, safer, faster and easier to transact with, when compared to credit cards and paper money. The technology that will have the greatest impact on the world economy and its future is blockchain technology. Yes, you read it correctly. It is not artificial intelligence, solar energy or even self-driving car. The first wave of the digital revolution got us the Internet that was full of information. The second wave is bringing us blockchain technology. This is the age of making use of the Internet for creating more value. It can truly transform the manner in which business is conducted and the order of human affairs as well. This ingenious protocol allows transactions to be not only anonymous but secure as well. Blockchain is the technology that powers Bitcoin and several other digital currencies. Inside you will learn all there is to learn about cryptocurrency, why it is better than money, the different advantages it offers, about fractional reserve banking, the pros and cons of the federal reserve, Bitcoin and the different advantages. This learning will help you in the future as it's not just about business. It also concerns individuals, including you and may change the way you deal with money in future!

Mastering Bitcoin

Author: Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491954345
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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