The end of money : the story of bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and the blockchain revolution / Adam Rothstein ; New Scientist.
Contributor(s): New Scientist [sponsoring body].Material type: BookSeries: New scientist's instant expert: Publisher: London : John Murray Learning, an Hachette UK Company, 2017Description: xii, 228 pages : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781473629530.Subject(s): Money -- History -- 21st century | Bitcoin | Electronic funds transfers | | DDC classification: 332.402854678
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Bitcoin: The basics -- The birth of bitcoin -- How to create a currency, the crypto way -- The blockchain -- Mining gold the digital way -- Assassins and drugs: Spending bitcoin in the early days -- The school of hard Gox -- Bitcoin comes of age -- Is bitcoin really money? -- The returns and departures of Satoshi Nakamoto -- Revamping bitcoin -- and the rise of altcoins -- It's not about the money -- From bitcoin to autonomous corporations -- Conclusion
Murder for hire. Drug trafficking. Embezzlement. Money laundering. These might sound like plot lines of a thriller, but they are true stories from the short history of cryptocurrencies - digital currencies conceived by computer hackers and cryptographers that represent a completely new sort of financial transaction that could soon become mainstream. The most famous - or infamous - cryptocurrency is bitcoin. But look beyond its tarnished reputation and something much shinier emerges. The technology that underlies bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies - the blockchain - is hailed as the greatest advancement since the invention of the internet. It is now moving away from being the backbone for a digital currency and making inroads into other core concepts of society: identity, ownership and even the rule of law." The End of Money" is your essential introduction to this transformative new technology that has governments, entrepreneurs and forward-thinking people from all walks of life sitting up and taking notice