The Book of Satoshi, the collected writings of Satoshi Nakamoto, creator of the bitcoin. The foreword was written by Jeff Berwick. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Murphy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034225/bk_acx0_034225_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Satoshi Nakamoto is the name used by the person or people who designed Bitcoin and created its original reference implementation. As part of the implementation, they also devised the first blockchain database. In the process they were the first to solve the double-spending problem for digital currency. They were active in the development of Bitcoin up until December 2010. On a P2P Foundation profile, Nakamoto claimed to be a man living in Japan, born on 5 April 1975. Speculation about the true identity of Nakamoto has mostly focused on a number of cryptography and computer science experts of non-Japanese descent, living in the United States and various European countries. Satoshi Nakamoto also created the bitcointalk forum, posted the first message in 2009 under the pseudonym satoshi. In October 2008, Nakamoto published a paper on the cryptography mailing list at metzdowd.com describing the Bitcoin digital currency. It was titled ´´Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System´´. In January 2009, Nakamoto released the first Bitcoin software that launched the network and the first units of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, called Bitcoins. Satoshi Nakamoto released the Version 0.1 of Bitcoin software on Sourceforge on 9 January 2009. Nakamoto claimed that work on the writing of the code began in 2007. The inventor of Bitcoin knew that due to its nature, the core design would have to be able to support a broad range of transaction types. The implemented solution enabled specialized codes and data fields from the start through the use of a predicative script. Nakamoto created a website with the domain name bitcoin.org and continued to collaborate with other developers on the Bitcoin software until mid-2010. Around this time, he handed over control of the source code repository and network alert key to Gavin Andresen, transferred several related domains to various prominent members of the Bitcoin community, and stopped his invol... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Welch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115088/bk_acx0_115088_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They´re back! In their first adventure, Marc Julian, software billionaire, and Jesse Winchester, hacker extraordinaire, survived the evil plans of the Krom brothers and Jesse´s first lover, Chip. But Jesse has old debts to pay to Russian gangster Leonid Ivanov. Now Leonid is calling in those debts, demanding that Jesse find a great treasure for him, and a new game is set in motion... The mysterious ´´Satoshi,´´ creator of the cyber currency Bitcoin, has been hiding $375 million worth of the currency for years. But now, he has chosen to start a quest for the keys to the Hoard, and he who controls the keys controls the fortune. And this will be a quest that will test the strength, the will, and the character of those who pursue it. But Marc and Jesse aren´t the only ones on the hunt, as old enemies resurface to try and beat them to the treasure...and even if they reach it first, they must ask themselves - do they really want to give a Russian gangster $375 million to pursue his deadly enterprises? And what would be the consequences if they don´t? The pursuit will take them from Andorra to Barcelona, through the museums of Tokyo, the streets of Buenos Aires, and the coast of Mexico, in a desperate and dangerous race to keep the fortune in digital gold from the hands of all their enemies... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brad Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090251/bk_acx0_090251_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
THE FOLLOW UP TO THE AWARD-WINNING AND BESTSELLING STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT Tom Daley, Oliver Sacks, the Jamaican Bobsled team, Amrou Al-Kadhi, Carlos Acosta... all dared to be different. This is the follow-up to the much loved and hugely successful Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, the bestselling book that changed countless boys´ lives around the world and gave them the confidence to be themselves. What have the footballer Kylian Mbappé, the philosopher Socrates and the singer Ed Sheeran all got in common? All three of them defied expectations - going against the grain and pursuing their dreams - despite a seemingly impossible barrage of obstacles and difficulties. Their stories are incredible, as are those of the tap-dancer Evan Ruggiero, the Pokémon creator Satoshi Tajiri, and the other inspirational boys who fill the pages of this extraordinary book. It´s books like these that can make a huge difference to parents and their children´s lives. In this day and age, any publication that shows how we can triumph in the face of adversity and prejudice deserves to be read over and over again.
A New York Times technology and business reporter charts the dramatic rise of Bitcoin and the fascinating personalities who are striving to create a new global money for the Internet age. Digital Gold is New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper´s brilliant and engrossing history of Bitcoin, the landmark digital money and financial technology that has spawned a global social movement. 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. More than just a tech industry fad, Bitcoin has threatened to decentralize some of society´s most basic institutions. An unusual tale of group invention, Digital Gold charts the rise of the Bitcoin technology through the eyes of the movement´s colorful central characters, including an Argentinian millionaire, a Chinese entrepreneur, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, and Bitcoin´s elusive creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. Already, Bitcoin has led to untold riches for some, and prison terms for others.
Blockchain: the Ultimate Beginner´s Guide to Understanding Blockchain Technology aims to give you the basic information you need to figure out what you want to know about bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology. Just a few of the things you can expect to learn about include: The history of blockchain and the identity of bitcoin´s mysterious creator, Satoshi Nakamoto How cryptography works in blockchain applications to create a reliable record of transactions while maintaining security How cryptocurrency miners can make a fortune with nothing more than a computer How you can get started mining cryptocurrency yourself The cryptocurrency gold rush in 2017 - what are the other crypto-tokens you should know about, and should you invest in an ICO The dark side of blockchain: the criminal past of bitcoin, massive cryptocurrency heists, and the environmental harm of cryptocurrency mining Smart contracts and future applications of blockchain technology Cryptokitties - the craze for breeding digital cats that has consumed the Ethereum network This audiobook´s goal is to help you reach a clear and complete understanding of the many issues surrounding blockchain and its applications. To serve that goal, information is presented clearly, with simple explanations and plenty of examples. Whether you are planning to invest in your own cryptocurrency mine or buy a few tokens of Bitcoin, Ether, or XRB, this audiobook will help you decide how to move forward. Or, maybe you just want to get started breeding and trading Cryptokitties. This audiobook might still be for you. In any case, if you feel like you do not understand cryptocurrencies, ‘Blockchain: The Ultimate Beginner´s Guide to Understanding Blockchain Technology´ is an excellent place to start. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112551/bk_acx0_112551_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A New York Times technology and business reporter charts the dramatic rise of Bitcoin and the fascinating personalities who are striving to create a new global money for the Internet age. Digital Gold is New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper´s brilliant and engrossing history of Bitcoin, the landmark digital money and financial technology that has spawned a global social movement. 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. More than just a tech industry fad, Bitcoin has threatened to decentralize some of society´s most basic institutions. An unusual tale of group invention, Digital Gold charts the rise of the Bitcoin technology through the eyes of the movement´s colorful central characters, including a British anarchist, an Argentinian millionaire, a Chinese entrepreneur, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, and Bitcoin´s elusive creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. Already Bitcoin has led to untold riches for some and prison terms for others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Fass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004474/bk_harp_004474_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 2008, while the world was busy panicking about the global financial crisis, a computer programmer going by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto posted a message on an out-of-the-way mailing list. ´I´ve been working on a new electronic cash system,´ he said. Nobody seemed to care. ‘It might make sense to get some just in case it catches on,’ he suggested. How right he was. What he had programmed would become the world’s most famous alternative currency – Bitcoin. It would catch the zeitgeist in a way only two people foresaw. A cult of devotees was inspired – economists, anarchists, speculators, computer coders, libertarians, criminals, entrepreneurs. Early adopters would become multi-millionaires. Now the suggestion is that Bitcoin will do to banking and finance what email did to the postal service and what the internet did to publishing: destroy old monopolies, creating new opportunities for the masses. Some even suggest that the technology behind Bitcoin – known as the block chain – will reform our Western systems of democracy, giving us the revolution so many are clamouring for. In this gripping book, Dominic Frisby tells the amazing story of Bitcoin. He solves the mystery surrounding the identity of Bitcoin’s secretive creator. He shows how Bitcoin is going to change the world. And, perhaps most of all, he does something nobody else has hitherto been able to do: he explains in layman’s language how the bally thing works. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dominic Frisby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/unbd/000004/bk_unbd_000004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.