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The Bitcoin Big Bang: How Alternative Currencies Are About to Change the World | Hardcover

by Brian Kelly (Author)


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Binding:  Hardcover
Publisher:  Wiley
Edition:  1st Edition
Page Count:  240 Pages
Publication Date:  November 17, 2014
Sales Rank:  1125145th



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Get a handle on the digital currency revolution, and learn howto get on board The Bitcoin Big Bang is a guide to navigating theuncharted territory of digital currency. Written by CNBCcontributor Brian Kelly, this book goes beyond Bitcoin 101 toexplain how this transformative technology is about to change theworld. Digital currency is thrown into perspective against thehistory of payment systems and its own evolution, as readers areinvited to explore the ways in which this technology is alreadychanging the way business gets done. Readers gain insight into themechanisms behind Bitcoin, and an expert perspective on digitalcurrency's effect on the future of money and the economicimplications of the Bitcoin revolution.In the same way that e-mail changed the way we transferinformation, the decentralized Bitcoin network is about torevolutionize the business world, the legal profession, and eventhe role of the government. The Bitcoin Big Bang dives headfirst into this paradigm shift, allowing readers to:Explore the origins of digital currencyLearn the history and evolution of payment systemsDiscover how the Bitcoin network is facilitating free andinstant transfer of valueUnderstand the mining of Bitcoin, and how to investThe digital currency revolution has implications that spread farbeyond the finance industry. Anyone who exchanges payment for goodsand services is on the cusp of the next big push in societalevolution, and only an understanding of the technology and a clearknowledge of the systems and behaviors at play can fully prepare usfor the changes to come. The Bitcoin Big Bang is the go-toguide, helping those who use money use it better.

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