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Some experts say that Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are just a scam; others say they’re “the most important invention since the internet.” It’s hard to tell who’s right.
Authored by Silicon Valley leaders from Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, Bubble or Revolution cuts through the hype to offer a balanced, comprehensive, and accessible analysis of blockchains and cryptocurrencies.
You’ll learn the core concepts of Bitcoin and blockchain technologies to understand their strengths and weaknesses from real-world case studies; dive deep into their technical, economic, political, and legal complexities; gain insights about their future from exclusive interviews with dozens of tech industry leaders.
Are blockchains and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin a bubble or a revolution? We’ll help you decide for yourself.
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Bitcoin and the blockchain
How Bitcoin and blockchains work from a technical perspective with no assumed technical knowledgeSatoshi Nakamoto and the history of Bitcoin, the original blockchainThorough overview of crucial crypto concepts (eg. blocks, keys, mining, etc.)Frameworks for understanding when it actually makes sense to use blockchainMajor application scenarios for blockchain and cryptocurrencies and where it’ll fall flat
Public blockchains and altcoins
Emerging trends in blockchain technologyWhat you should know before buying any cryptocurrencyOverview of Etherum and smart contractsOverview of the strengths and weaknesses of the top altcoins and stable coinsAlternatives to blockchain and cryptocurrenciesNew kinds of decentralized ledger technology (DLT)Economics of both traditional payment methods and cryptocurrenciesCryptocurrency security best practices and major breach case studies
How blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and traditional banking & finance will interact with one another in the futurePublic blockchains vs private blockchainsLimitations and shortcomings of public blockchains and cryptocurrenciesRole of blockchain in the strategy of top tech companies like Meta and MicrosoftCase studies of how non-tech companies are effectively utilizing blockchain (e.g. Walmart using it to prevent foodborne illness)Business blockchain case studies ranging from gaming (e.g. Xbox) to cloud services (e.g. Microsoft Azure’s blockchain-as-a-service)Blockchain’s use for big data, internet of things (IoT), and machine learning (ML)
Cryptocurrency regulation and policy
ICOs vs STOs vs IPOsKYC and AML lawsDebate over whether cryptocurrencies are securitiesOfficial stance of various countries on cryptoOverview of crypto policy and regulatory hurdlesRole of crypto in emerging markets and ChinaDigital democracy and voting on the blockchain
The future of decentralized technology
If, how, and when the tokenization of national currencies will play outFacebook and WhatsApp’s upcoming cryptocurrenciesCurrency tokenization and China’s efforts to tokenize the yuanBlockchain, IoT, and the tangleCryptocurrencies vs fiat vs the gold standardPredictions about the future of money, business, and currencyWhy blockchains would do better on Mars than Earth
Publisher : Paravane Ventures (June 12, 2019)
Language : English
Paperback : 331 pages
ISBN-10 : 0578528150
ISBN-13 : 978-0578528151
Item Weight : 14.9 ounces
Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.83 x 8.5 inches