Bitcoin may seem complicated at first, but is actually very simple to use. As long as the user is careful in securing their digital wallet and uses the system correctly, Bitcoin can be a very simple way to send and receive funds. While the first idea of cryptocurrency such as this was described by Wei Dai in 1998, the first real prototype, Bitcoin, was created by Satoshi Nakamoto, a name used by someone whose real identity is still unknown since first publishing the paper, "Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System", on October 31, 2008 to a cryptography mailing list. Bitcoin was first actually implemented in January of 2009. It was released as an open-source code, and anyone could create their own version of cryptocurrency using this information. Satoshi Nakamoto stepped down in 2010, and Gavin Andresen took over the reigns. Andresen then worked to ensure that Bitcoin was completely decentralized, meaning that no single entity has control over the system. Andresen said, "As soon as Satoshi stepped back and threw the project onto my shoulders, one of the first things I did was try to decentralize that. So, if I get hit by a bus, it would be clear that the project would go on." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098190/bk_acx0_098190_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Andrew O'Hagan issues three bulletins from the porous border between cyberspace and the 'real world.' 'Ghosting' introduces us to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, whose autobiography the author ghostwrites with unforeseen consequences. 'The Invention of Ronnie Pinn' finds the author using the identity of a deceased man to construct an entirely new one in cyberspace. Finally, 'The Satoshi Affair' chronicles the strange case of Craig Wright, the Australian web developer who may or may not be the mysterious inventor of Bitcoin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Laing. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/003288/bk_howe_003288_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The starship Starfarer is poised for our first voyage to another star system. The Alien Contact Team - physicist Victoria Fraser MacKenzie, geneticist Stephen Thomas Gregory, geographer Satoshi Lono, and alien contact specialist J.D. Sauvage - and the rest of the faculty and staff prepare for humanity's most ambitious exploratory expedition. But the world has changed. A new regime orders the vessel to be abandoned. It will be turned into an instrument of war. What do the Starfarers do? They do what any red-blooded Alien Contact Team would do. They steal the starship. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gayle Hendrix. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015750/bk_adbl_015750_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bitcoin is a digital currency and also a digital payment system. It is widely used all over the world as a cryptocurrency and is accepted as a means of exchange in trade, investment, and savings. Bitcoin was invented by someone by the alias Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009. His real name is not known. Some suspect it was created by a group of programmers by the same pseudo-name. However, this currency has gained worldwide acceptance and is very popular due to its many benefits. Here is a preview of what you'll learn about.... Cryptocurrencies Cryptocurrency technologies Bitcoin mining Investing and trading in Bitcoins The blockchain Bitcoin Wallet Much, much more! Download your copy today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin L. Knights. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106390/bk_acx0_106390_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.
Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and digital payment system invented by an unknown programmer, or a group of programmers, under the name Satoshi Nakamoto. It was released as open-source software in 2009. The system is peer-to-peer, and transactions take place between users directly, without an intermediary. These transactions are verified by network nodes and recorded in a public distributed ledger called a blockchain. Since the system works without a central repository or single administrator, bitcoin is called the first decentralized digital currency. Besides being created as a reward for mining, bitcoin can be exchanged for other currencies, products, and services in legal or black markets. As of February 2015, over 100,000 merchants and vendors accepted bitcoin as payment. According to research produced by Cambridge University in 2017, there are 2.9 to 5.8 million unique users using a cryptocurrency wallet, most of them using bitcoin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092333/bk_acx0_092333_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.