Shortlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year AwardA 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.
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 invo 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Welch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115088/bk_acx0_115088_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This digest depicts the rise of Bitcoin as it secures its position as the number one digital currency and as the new "digital" gold standard for the millennial age. Whilst still a young currency, it has been adopted by millions of users around the globe. Some doubt its sustainability, yet the concept has spread all over the world to people who are calling for a currency free from governmental intervention - a democratic currency. Bitcoin truly threatens to weaken the power governments have by attempting to decentralize local currencies world over. Bitcoin's story is a story of crowd invention. This digest captures its rise from when the first pioneer of the currency, Satoshi Nakamoto gave birth to it. It has piqued the interest of seasoned investors such as the Winklevoss brothers to the Argentinian billionaire, Wences Casares, who recognize its potential to change the world. Many have profited massively from the currency, however it has been the downfall for many others, especially those who have used it to trade in the black market. The digest finishes with an optimistic account of Blockchain, the infrastructure that underpins Bitcoin, detailing the potential it has to disrupt corrupt governments and organizations for the better. A fascinating audiobook that leaves you excited about the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David L. White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083278/bk_acx0_083278_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How does the bitcoin protocol work? A person cannot mix indefinite bitcoins. The bitcoin protocol states that there will only be 21 million bitcoins to be produced by the miners. These bitcoins will then be subdivided into smaller bits. The smallest bit is called "satoshi" named after the bitcoin founder and the divisible amount is 100 millionth of a bitcoin. Bitcoin currency is based on mathematical formulas unlike our conventional currency that is based on gold and silver. Mathematics is used to generate or "mine" bitcoins. The software programs containing these mathematical formulas are made available to everyone. This means that anyone can access these formulas to ensure that it serves its purpose. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Brinkley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027404/bk_acx0_027404_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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Understand the history of bitcoin. Bitcoin is a revolutionary new currency...the future of money. Bitcoin is a network protocol and software that makes the currency work. But it is also much more than either of those. Bitcoin is a community with a shared history and experience that new users can't just buy on an exchange or download onto their smartphone. That history and those experiences are vital to understanding the advice given to new users, potential investors, and curious onlookers. Bitcoin: A Concise History is a timeline of bitcoin's defining moments, from before the release of Satoshi Nakamoto's white paper, through scams and scandals of MtGox and Bitcoin Savings and Trust, through the bubbles and the births of popular memes that confuse new users to this day. If you are curious about bitcoin, the currency.... If you are intrigued by bitcoin, the technology.... You must understand bitcoin, the community and its history. You will learn: What are the key events that caused or coincided with massive price movements? Why are people so adamant about not leaving bitcoin in an exchange? What the heck does "HODL" mean? Why are there different versions of the bitcoin software? What are bitcoin's philosophical roots? And more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Gisi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092620/bk_acx0_092620_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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This amazing complete cryptocurrency four-book bundle is for the beginner looking to get started in the cryptocurrency market!Bitcoin was invented in complete anonymity by a figure who referred to himself as “Satoshi Nakamoto". His anonymous gift to the world has revolutionized the world of commerce like never before. Bitcoin is the first decentralized digital currency to be completely free from governmental controls and oversight.Anyone, anywhere, can use Bitcoin, and due to the finite amount of coins in circulation, whatever happens in the outside world, those virtual coins locked up in cyberspace will never face the inflation and corruption that plagues the dollar, pound, and euro. This book takes you back to the very beginning when the aptly named “genesis block” - the first seed of Bitcoin - was planted in what has become the Bitcoin ecosystem.As well as a primer on how to use and mine in the Bitcoin ecosystem, this book also provides an inside look at some of the triumphs and tragedies of this new currency with personal testimonies of those whose whole world was changed by the seemingly random, yet life-changing, letters and numbers that make up the block chain.In this book, you will learn how to:Use Bitcoin wallets and programsMine for your own BitcoinsUnderstand the security of the block chainAnd a whole lot more!Litecoin was created as an offshoot of Bitcoin and has often been referred to as Bitcoin’s younger brother. But in recent years, it has been proven to be much more than that. Taking the reins as a leading currency in its own right, this one-time derivative is now the fourth most valuable cryptocurrency, after Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and Bitcoin itself. Learn more about Litecoin, Ethereum, and Bitcoin investing in this comprehensive bundle! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123501/bk_acx0_123501_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.