'If the word 'blockchain' makes you want to call a plumber, or you think Satoshi is some kind of raw fish, you need to read Cryptocurrency today. If you're already a bit-convert, you'll still learn a lot' Niall Ferguson, author of The Ascent of Money1988 saw the birth of the internet. 2008 gave us bitcoin. Today, cybercurrencies are changing the world we live in. What would a world without banks, credit cards or national currencies look like for all of us?For centuries, the system that governs how money works has stayed the same. Now there's an alternative, and it puts us on the cusp of a revolution that could reshape our world. At the heart of this lie, cryptocurrencies, a technology with the transformative potential of the printing press or the internet. They bypass the elites and cut out the gatekeepers. Unlike traditional money, they don't have a nationality, they're digital and democratic. They are also lawless.From Silicon Valley to the streets of Beijing, this is a book about a revolution in the making, a story of human invention, and a guide to the future.'Fascinating' The Times'Not only demystifies and explains bitcoin, but shows where it fits into the cultural zeitgeist and where it's pointed, and what that may mean for our financial system' John Mauldin, New York Times bestselling author'I can think of no better guide to what the future holds' Eswar Prasad, author of The Dollar Trap
The first three feature-length spin-offs of the anime following the adventures of ninja-in-training Naruto Uzumaki (voice of Junko Takeuchi). In 'Naruto - Shippuden: The Movie' (2007), a sinister ninja has been using black magic to raise the spirit of the long-imprisoned demon Moryo (Seizo Kato). If Moryo is resurrected, he will establish a Thousand Year Kingdom that will put an end to all human life. Only Shion (Ayumi Fujimura), the priestess of the Land of Ogres, can stop Moryo by keeping his body sealed within a hidden temple. In a bid to foil Moryo's evil plans and save the world, Naruto sets out with Sakura (Chie Nakamura) and Rock Lee (Yoichi Masukawa) to protect Shion on her journey. In 'Naruto - Shippuden: The Movie 2 - Bonds' (2008), Naruto, Sakura and Hinata (Nana Mizuki) are on their way to help a troubled village when a mysterious ninja group, the Sora, launch a surprise attack on Konoha. The Sora are from Sky Country and claim their attack is motivated by the fact that their homeland was nearly destroyed in the last Shinobi World War. When Naruto and his friends reach the village, only to discover that all its inhabitants are missing, they wonder if it is the work of the Sora. As they set out to get to the bottom of the mystery the trio will be forced to do battle with powerful monsters and to look within themselves for powers they may not have believed they possessed. In 'Naruto - Shippuden: The Movie 3 - Will of Fire' (2009), Hiruko (Soichiro Hoshi) is a ninja with special skills who has stolen the Kekkei Genkai of four of the five Great Shinobi Nations. Once he takes the Kekkei Genkai of the Land of Fire from Kakashi (Kazuhiko Inoue) he plans to start the Fourth Great Ninja War and take over the world. When Kakashi goes to face Hiruko, Naruto, Sakura and Sai (Satoshi Hino) go after their sensei to save him and protect the world from a disastrous fate.
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.
Blockchain is a revolutionary computer programming technology that was first proposed in 2008 with Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper on bitcoin. However, its roots go far deeper, as Nakamoto’s white paper actually built on advances and ideas in cryptography and cybersecurity that date all the way back to the early 1990s. Today, blockchain is turning into an Internet phenomenon that is changing how we think of cybersecurity and how data can be safely managed and maintained. This book will give you a detailed, under-the-hood look at how blockchain works. The first chapter will go into detail about the model that most of the Internet is based on, the client-server model, and why it is showing signs of age. The Internet is unable to keep up with the popularity that it has spawned, and it is facing increasing challenges at keeping up with its own demand. Additionally, the centralization of the client-server model makes the information prone to tampering, manipulation, and hacks. The second chapter will look at how blockchain technology provides the answers to many of the problems created by the aging client-server model. The third chapter takes a technical look at how blockchain works, but in a way that is easy for newbies to understand. It looks carefully at what different terms mean and explains them in an easy-to-understand format. It then details how a blockchain transaction works, from beginning to end. By the time you finish listening to this chapter, you will feel confident that any information that you send over a blockchain is safe and will reach its destination in one piece. Blockchain isn’t without its problems, though. The fourth chapter will explore some of the problems that blockchain is facing as it matures and enters the world of mainstream business and finance. These problems include legal issues, environmental issues, scalability issues, and consensus issues. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Wood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114338/bk_acx0_114338_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A book that challenges common misconceptions about the nature of intelligence. Satoshi Kanazawa's Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters (written with Alan S. Miller) was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "a rollicking bit of pop Science & Technology that turns the lens of evolutionary psychology on issues of the day." That book answered such burning questions as why women tend to lust after males who already have mates and why newborns look more like Dad than Mom. Now Kanazawa tackles the nature of intelligence: what it is, what it does, what it is good for (if anything). Highly entertaining, smart (dare we say intelligent?), and daringly contrarian, The Intelligence Paradox will provide a deeper understanding of what intelligence is, and what it means for us in our lives. Asks why more intelligent individuals are not better (and are, in fact, often worse) than less intelligent individuals in solving some of the most important problems in life - such as finding a mate, raising children, and making friends Discusses why liberals are more intelligent than conservatives, why atheists are more intelligent than the religious, why more intelligent men value monogamy, why night owls are more intelligent than morning larks, and why homosexuals are more intelligent than heterosexuals Explores how the purpose for which general intelligence evolved - solving evolutionarily novel problems - allows us to explain why intelligent people have the particular values and preferences they have Challenging common misconceptions about the nature of intelligence, this book offers surprising insights into the cutting-edge of Science & Technology at the intersection of evolutionary psychology and intelligence research.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Neal Rohrer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004876/bk_adbl_004876_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
Do you want to become a master at trading and investing in Bitcoin? Here is the complete guide! Bitcoin was dropped off in complete anonymity by a figure who referred to himself as "Satoshi Nakamoto". This anonymous gift to the world has gone on to revolutionize 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, to when the aptly named "genesis block" - the first seed of Bitcoin was planted in what has become the Bitcoin ecosystem.Whether you are a novice or a seasoned user of Bitcoin this book will provide relevant and eye-opening details as to how you can succeed in the Bitcoin universe like never before. Learn how to mine your own Bitcoins, market them, join mining pools, and associated affiliate groups.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 mode of living with the 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 programs Mine for your own Bitcoins Understand the security of the Block Chain And a whole lot more Get your copy today and become a Bitcoin Master! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Bolden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099916/bk_acx0_099916_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bitcoin really is a new kind of currency. It exists purely on the web as a free computer network. Anyone with internet access can send and receive money as quickly as sending an e-mail. We are seeing the beginning of a new world of finance with this new form of digital cash. This audiobook is a seven-chapter edifice to help broaden your horizon about the world’s greatest cryptocurrency.In January 2009, Bitcoin was launched just a few months after the 2008 financial crisis. Anyone in the world has access to bitcoin as a genuine peer-to-peer currency, with the ability to send it to anyone else. The development guarantees that no one can lock or withdraw their funds. This ubiquitous currency's results are quite remarkable. We've seen the price increase in currency from less than one US cent to more than one thousand dollars.Bitcoin has been challenging the mainstream view of finance since its launch. Bitcoin's limited supply and resistance to manipulation, originally designed as "digital gold", has culminated in an explosion of new ideas and projects with the clear potential to disrupt major industries and forever change finance.Bitcoin’s mysterious founder Satoshi Nakamoto is known only through his contributions, namely the whitepaper of Bitcoin and his initial forum posts to help core developers to support and preserve source code. While no one can confirm his identity, his work's value is evident in the fact that the source code of Bitcoin has been tested and challenged without reported serious bugs or exploits. This is really an incredible feat.We're going to introduce Bitcoin with a hands-on approach in this book. Throughout this book, we're going to look at Bitcoin's internal work to understand how its different pieces work. To that end, we're going to explore different ways to use Bitcoin as "programmable money".No single group of people - including governments, banks, and companies - regulate Bitcoin, as all peers are 1. Language: English. Narrator: DMS. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/175901/bk_acx0_175901_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bitcoin two-in-one complete guide.The Complete Guide to Investing with Bitcoin, The Complete Guide to Understanding Blockchain Technology.Bitcoin was dropped off in complete anonymity by a figure who referred to himself as “Satoshi Nakamoto”. This anonymous gift to the world has gone on to revolutionize 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 audiobook takes you back to the very beginning, to when the aptly named “genesis block” - the first seed of Bitcoin - was planted in what has become the Bitcoin ecosystem.Whether you are a novice or a seasoned user of Bitcoin, this audiobook will provide relevant and eye-opening details as to how you can succeed in the Bitcoin universe like never before. Learn how to mine your own Bitcoins, market them, and join mining pools and associated affiliate groups.As well as a primer on how to use and mine in the Bitcoin ecosystem, this audiobook also provides an inside look at some of the triumphs and tragedies of this new mode of living with the 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 audiobook, you will learn how to:Use Bitcoin wallets and programsMine for your own BitcoinsUnderstand the security of the blockchainAnd a whole lot more!Blockchain is one of those technologies that only come out once in a blue moon. In other words, it is an extremely rare form of innovation, the likes of which we haven’t seen in a while and 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122081/bk_acx0_122081_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.