Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies

A Comprehensive Introduction

Author: Arvind Narayanan,Joseph Bonneau,Edward Felten,Andrew Miller,Steven Goldfeder

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400884152

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 1522


An authoritative introduction to the exciting new technologies of digital money Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies provides a comprehensive introduction to the revolutionary yet often misunderstood new technologies of digital currency. Whether you are a student, software developer, tech entrepreneur, or researcher in computer science, this authoritative and self-contained book tells you everything you need to know about the new global money for the Internet age. How do Bitcoin and its block chain actually work? How secure are your bitcoins? How anonymous are their users? Can cryptocurrencies be regulated? These are some of the many questions this book answers. It begins by tracing the history and development of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, and then gives the conceptual and practical foundations you need to engineer secure software that interacts with the Bitcoin network as well as to integrate ideas from Bitcoin into your own projects. Topics include decentralization, mining, the politics of Bitcoin, altcoins and the cryptocurrency ecosystem, the future of Bitcoin, and more. An essential introduction to the new technologies of digital currency Covers the history and mechanics of Bitcoin and the block chain, security, decentralization, anonymity, politics and regulation, altcoins, and much more Features an accompanying website that includes instructional videos for each chapter, homework problems, programming assignments, and lecture slides Also suitable for use with the authors' Coursera online course Electronic solutions manual (available only to professors)

Data Privacy Management, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology

ESORICS 2017 International Workshops, DPM 2017 and CBT 2017, Oslo, Norway, September 14-15, 2017, Proceedings

Author: Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro,Guillermo Navarro-Arribas,Hannes Hartenstein,Jordi Herrera-Joancomartí

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319678167

Category: Computers

Page: 446

View: 4767


This book constitutes the refereed conference proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Data Privacy Management, DPM 2017, on conjunction with the 22nd European Symposium on Research in computer Security, ESORICS 2017 and the First International Workshop on Cryprocurrencies and Blockchain Technology (CBT 2017) held in Oslo, Norway, in September 2017. The DPM Workshop received 51 submissions from which 16 full papers were selected for presentation. The papers focus on challenging problems such as translation of high-level buiness goals into system level privacy policies, administration of sensitive identifiers, data integration and privacy engineering. From the CBT Workshop six full papers and four short papers out of 27 submissions are included. The selected papers cover aspects of identity management, smart contracts, soft- and hardforks, proof-of-works and proof of stake as well as on network layer aspects and the application of blockchain technology for secure connect event ticketing.

Cryptocurrency Encyclopedia: the comprehensive guide through the 100 most important cryptocurrencies

Author: Wojciech Jakub Podobas

Publisher: Wojciech Podobas


Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 7092


The cryptocurrency market is a very diverse place where it is hard to find reliable information. Moreover, it is nearly impossible to find all the important facts about more than one project in one place >>>> Cryptocurrency Encyclopedia was written to solve this problem and create the first comfortable all-in-one source of knowledge for cryptocurrency investors and traders. The Cryptocurrency Encyclopedia comprehensively describes the top 100 most important cryptocurrencies — arranging them by project utility, reliability, team engagement, and fundamental and speculative value. This summary of the cryptocurrency market is sure to help any investor find prime investment opportunities. What is more, all the information are checked in terms of reliability, contain technical specifications and evaluate the community outlook. The book also details the principles of blockchain technology in an easy-to-understand form, allowing the entry to every class of investor — from beginner to an advanced “crypto hodler”. The book describes the 101 most important cryptocurrencies by their function, advantages, disadvantages, team engagement, fundamental and speculative value. The projects are divided into categories as follows: =======Classic cryptocurrencies======= Bitcoin Litecoin Bitcoin Cash Bitcoin SV Monero Dash Etheruem Classic Dogecoin Zcash Decred Bitcoin Gold Bitcoin Diamond Bytecoin Algorand MonaCoin Energi Verge Zilliqa ====Contracts and token platforms===== Ethereum EOS Cardano Tron Chainlink Neo Gas Qtum EDUCare DigiByte Komodo RIF Token WAX Gram =======Exchange-based tokens======= Binance Coin Unus Sed Leo Huobi Token KuCoin Shares ZB Synthetix Network Token Nash Exchange Digitex Futures QASH ==Cryptocurrency integration platforms== XRP Stellar NEM Newton Libra =====Alternative blockchain Coins===== Cosmos Ontology Ontology Gas VeChain V Systems Lisk Nano Holo Waves Icon Quant HyperCash IOST Ardor ===Crypto-fiat transactions platforms=== MCO Crypterium Pundi X Nexo Electroneum ============Stablecoins============ DAI USD Coin Paxos Standard True USD Stasis Euro Tether =====All other major cryptoprojects==== Tezos Maker HedgeTrade Basic Attention Token 0x Ravencoin Omisego ABBC Coin Augur BitTorrent KaratGold Coin BitShares Theta MaidSafeCoin Siacoin Lambda Bytom Metaverse ETP Steem Golem Enjin Coin Status Reddcoin Loopring Decentreland Civic District0x Populous

Technology and Agency in International Relations

Author: Marijn Hoijtink,Matthias Leese

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429871759

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

View: 1083


This book responds to a gap in the literature in International Relations (IR) by integrating technology more systematically into analyses of global politics. Technology facilitates, accelerates, automates, and exercises capabilities that are greater than human abilities. And yet, within IR, the role of technology often remains under-studied. Building on insights from science and technology studies (STS), assemblage theory and new materialism, this volume asks how international politics are made possible, knowable, and durable by and through technology. The contributors provide empirically rich and pertinent accounts of a variety of technologies relevant to the discipline, including drones, algorithms, satellite imagery, border management databases, and blockchains. Problematizing various technologically mediated issues, such as secrecy, violence, and questions of how authority and evidence become constituted in international contexts, this book will be of interest to scholars in IR, in particular those who work in the subfields of (critical) security studies, International Political Economy, and Global Governance.

The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains

An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies and the Technology that Powers Them

Author: Antony Lewis

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 163353801X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 1668


Understand Bitcoin, blockchains, and cryptocurrency with this clear and comprehensible guide Learn the history and basics of cryptocurrency and blockchains: There’s a lot of information on cryptocurrency and blockchains out there. But, for the uninitiated, most of this information can be indecipherable. The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains aims to provide an accessible guide to this new currency and the revolutionary technology that powers it. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies: Gain an understanding of a broad spectrum of Bitcoin topics. The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains covers topics such as the history of Bitcoin, the Bitcoin blockchain, and Bitcoin buying, selling, and mining. It also answers how payments are made and how transactions are kept secure. Other cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency pricing are examined, answering how one puts a value on cryptocurrencies and digital tokens. Blockchain technology: Blockchain technology underlies all cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency transactions. But what exactly is a blockchain, how does it work, and why is it important? The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains will answer these questions and more. Learn about notable blockchain platforms, smart contracts, and other important facets of blockchains and their function in the changing cyber-economy. Things to know before buying cryptocurrencies: The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains offers trustworthy and balanced insights to those interested in Bitcoin investing or investing in other cryptocurrency. Discover the risks and mitigations, learn how to identify scams, and understand cryptocurrency exchanges, digital wallets, and regulations with this book. Readers will learn about: • Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies • Blockchain technology and how it works • The workings of the cryptocurrency market • The evolution and potential impacts of Bitcoin and blockchains on global businesses Dive into the world of cryptocurrency with confidence with this comprehensive introduction.


Understand Blockchain in a Day: a Comprehensive Introduction to the Basics of Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

Author: Steve Gold

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544293172


Page: 98

View: 7021


Would You Like To Finally Understand What Blockchain Is And How It Will Impact Your Future? - NOW INCLUDES FREE GIFTS! (see below for details) Do you wonder why those in the know are getting so excited about Blockchain? Are you completely confused about how Blockchain works? Are you interested in learning more about cryptocurrencies? Or do you want to just be able to use cool words like cryptocurrency and know what you're talking about? Do you want to know how Blockchain is changing the world that you live in? And what could happen with it in future? Do you want to know the difference between Blockchain and Bitcoin, or whether or not such a thing as true data security on the internet is even possible? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, this book will provide you with the answers you've been looking for! Blockchain is one of the most exciting developments since the internet. It is a completely revolutionary way to secure online data and one that will change things forever. It has turned the way we think about internet security completely on its head. It not only changes the way we look at online security but it turns some heads doing it. It is what made Bitcoin such a success and what is being hailed by giants such as Samsung and IBM as the way to make an Internet of Things a reality. Imagine a world where cars can be controlled by remote access, where they can actually communicate with one another online to avoid collisions and congestion. Where cars are able to interpret their environments to enable them to drive at optimal speed with optimal safety. Where all electronic devices have their own online profiles and can be activated remotely. Not home in time to record your favorite program? Get online at the office and hit the record button there. For the first time ever companies have a way of maintaining a complete support system for online devices and appliances without having to break the bank. Blockchain enables companies to do this by drawing on the computing power of millions of registered users without having to rely on vast computer farms. The user earns rewards and the company is able to roll out support to millions of devices. And, as if that wasn't enough, the very way that the database is structured makes everything more secure. No one person can hack the information because it is spread out over so many computers. In this book, we will look at: What Blockchain actually is - in simple terms that even non-techies can understand The basic history of Blockchain and how it came to be developed- Why we should all stand up and take notice of Blockchain The future of Blockchain and what it will mean for you and your family How Blockchain relates to Bitcoin - And, no, they are not the same thing! How Blockchain is completely disrupting the financial services industry and why the industry will never be the same again What some potential issues going forward might be and how these might delay the overall adoption of Blockchain as a whole ...and much more! Also included for a limited time only are 2 FREE GIFTS, including a full length, surprise FREE BOOK! Take the first step towards understanding Blockchain today. Click the buy now button above for instant access. Also included are 2 FREE GIFTS! - A sample from one of my other best selling books, and full length, FREE BOOKS included with your purchase!

Introduction to the World of Cryptocurrency

Getting Started with Bitcoin

Author: Oleh Lesiv

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780473504267


Page: 148

View: 1427


Introduction to the World of Cryptocurrency: Getting Started with Bitcoin' is a Step-by-Step Guide book which will help you to learn and understand the basic concepts of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin and its blockchain technology. It is one of the most comprehensive and easy to understand guide books for readers with any level of knowledge in cryptocurrency - be it a beginner or an expert. This book explains how to start with Bitcoin and prepares you for investing in cryptocurrencies. Don't worry if it is the first time you have come across the terms 'Bitcoin' and 'cryptocurrency'. It is very likely that by the time you finish reading this book, you will have a clear understanding about cryptocurrency.

Cryptonomics: A Modern Investors Guide to Cryptocurrency Markets and Blockchain Literacy

Author: Chris Wiser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781733596602

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 138

View: 8290


The modern investors definitive guide to cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies. Are you struggling to understand the cryptocurrency markets and technology that fuels them?Are you confused about how they came to be and what you can do to capitalize on them?The cryptocurrency marketplace has experienced a turbulent path to ubiquity, forcing it onto the radar of investors, companies, and governments across the globe. Today, a marketplace once littered with questionable offerings and mania-induced hype is developing before our eyes to become suitable for mainstream adoption. But many are still left wondering, "What does cryptocurrency look like after the boom"? This approachable and comprehensive handbook will provide a primer for mastering this complicated marketplace in 2019 (and beyond).This book includes: ¿ A non-technical introduction to how the blockchain works¿ A step-by-step guide for navigating exchanges, wallets, ICOs and more¿ Tips + checklists for researching cryptocurrencies¿ A taxonomy of the current cryptocurrency ecosystem¿ Informative analysis of promising blockchain applications and the industries they're disruptingCryptonomics demystifies cryptocurrency markets and the underlying technology to deliver a no-nonsense primer that readers can understand and implement. This informational guide gives you the tools you need to invest sensibly and understand the technology poised to play an integral role in the new Digital Economy.

Inclusive FinTech

Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and ICO

Author: Lee David Kuo Chuen,Low Linda

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9813238658

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 548

View: 328


Cryptocurrency market has been growing fast since its emergence in recent years. Moreover, digital finance has forged the convergence of profit motives with social objectives creating a class of large FinTech companies. In addition, the underlying technology innovation may be applied to a wide range of industries, not limited to financial sector. Yet, few researches have been done to study these phenomena. Hence, it is the task of this book to shed light on the introduction and trends in FinTech, blockchain and token sales. Richly illustrated with original lecture slides taught by the authors, Inclusive FinTech: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and ICO hopes to dispel the many misconceptions about blockchain and cryptocurrencies (especially bitcoin, Initial Crypto-Token Offering or ICO), as well as the idea that businesses can be sustainable without a social dimension going forward. With comprehensive coverage given to the FinTech scene in Asia, it is targeted at those who are searching for business opportunities. Most important of all, this book seeks to change the mindset of a whole new generation that is familiar with digital economy and yearns for a more just and equitable world.