The Research into Environmental Issues: Satoshi Matsuda
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.
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.
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.