In this guide, you will learn all about Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency, how they work, why they exist, and what kind of technology is behind Bitcoin. It wasn't too long ago when people started hearing the words "Bitcoin" and "cryptocurrencies".Few people outside of the crypto-communities knew what they were and many thought it was just another fad that was bound to fail in a few years or so. The value of one bitcoin was just a few cents then so obviously it wasn't worth a lot. For this reason, it was ignored by the masses. There were far more profitable investments one could make, after all.Those who invested sums of money on the new digital currency either believed in the system proposed by its founder, Satoshi Nakamoto, or they simply wanted to see how it works. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Stevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/185516/bk_acx0_185516_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bitcoin is entirely a new idea, and it seems to be here to stay. It is not like any other thing that the world had seen in a very long time. In bitcoin, you will have access to one of the most inexpensive and fastest means of money transfer across international barriers. Via bitcoin, revolution has been birthed in commerce and the modern-day concept of money. The entire idea of bitcoin came to the fore in 2009, when Satoshi Nakamoto published a paper and also made bitcoin available as a free software project. The purpose of this work was to deliver bitcoin to the world as a new and better means of money transfer. He designed it as a system of online value transfer that is in support of a highly prospective Internet currency. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091074/bk_acx0_091074_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How well does the news media convey what is really going on in the world? Not well at all. Knowing how stories are selected and how video clips are created as the actual news scenes unfold will give you a new perspective on what you are seeing-and not seeing-when you watch the news. These insights, along with information on how digital technology is continuing to change how news is reported, will transform your television-watching experience.More than 30 world-renowned speakers joined the Himalayan Institute in Honesale, Pennsylvania for the Sacred Link Freedom From Fear conference. Topics ranging from personal growth to world affairs to sustainable ecology were presented and recorded live. This lecture is among those offered.A former correspondent and executive for the Tokyo Broadcasting System. Satoshi Yanai reported on the Reagan/Gorbachev summit in Moscow, Nelson Mandela's release from prison, the reunification of Germany, the first Gulf war, and other events that have shaped our world. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/hima/000011/sp_hima_000011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The starship Starfarer prepares for Earth’s first interstellar voyage. Its diverse faculty includes J.D. Sauvage, the alien contact specialist; the other members of the alien contact department: Victoria Fraser MacKenzie, Satoshi Lono, and Stephen Thomas Gregory; J.D.’s friend Zev, the diver; a world-famous sensory artist; Crimson Ng, paleontologist and performance artist; Miensaem Thanthavong, Nobel laureate; General Nikolai Petrovich Cherenkov, cosmonaut, hero of the Soviet Union and (in the eyes of the political entity that swallowed up his homeland) war criminal; Griffith, the man from the GAO who says he’s an accountant; Infinity Kenjiro Yanagihara y Mendoza, the gardener, among other things; and Florrie Brown, the first member of Grandparents in Space. But political conditions on Earth are shaky and delicate. As J.D. her colleagues eagerly anticipate their departure...... EarthSpace cancels the deep space expedition. So what do they do? They do what any red-blooded multi- national starship faculty & staff would do.They steal the starship. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gayle Hendrix. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015751/bk_adbl_015751_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Okay, so what's Bitcoin?It's not an actual coin, it's "cryptocurrency", a digital form of payment that is produced ("mined") by lots of people worldwide. It allows for peer-to-peer transactions instantly worldwide, for free or at very low cost.Bitcoin was invented after decades of research into cryptography by software developer Satoshi Nakamoto (believed to be a pseudonym), who designed the alogorithm and introduced it in 2009. His true identity remains a mystery.How does Bitcoin work?Internet users transfer digital assets (bits) to each other on a network. There is no Online bank; rather, Bitcoin has been described as an Internet-wide distributed ledger. Users buy Bitcoin with cash or by selling a product or service for Bitcoin. Bitcoin wallets store and use this digital currency. Users may sell out of this virtual ledger by trading their Bitcoin to someone else who wants in. Anyone can do this, anywhere in the world.There are smartphone apps for conducting mobile Bitcoin transactions, and Bitcoin exchanges are populating the Internet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jimmy Kieffer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105930/bk_acx0_105930_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.
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.
Did she jump? Did she fall? Will she wake? On an ordinary Friday afternoon in the office, talented young lawyer Joy Stephens plummets forty feet onto a marble floor. In the shadow of this baffling event, the lives of those closest to her begin to collide and change in unexpected ways. There is Dennis, her disgraced husband, who finds consolation in books; her colleague Peter, whose refuge is a mix of hedonism and hard work; Barbara, Joy's prickly PA, who'd be content if only she could get away to New York; and Samir, Joy's hygiene-obsessed personal trainer, who escapes into exercise routines and other, stranger rituals. In a sparkling glass office in London's Square Mile - a place bursting with flirtations, water cooler confrontations and dangerous amounts of abject boredom - each of them is forced to question what they've witnessed, and to face past moments that have defined Joy's life, as well as their own.Jonathan Lee was born in 1981 and lives in London. His first novel, Who is Mr Satoshi?, was nominated for the Desmond Elliot Prize 2011 and shortlisted for an MJA Open Book Award 2011. The BBC's Culture Show programme recently featured him as being one of Britain's 'best new novelists'. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mandy Weston, Rupert Farley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011440/bk_adbl_011440_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.