Bitcoin for the Befuddled

Bitcoin for the Befuddled

You'll also learn: Bitcoin’s underlying cryptographic principles, and how bitcoins are createdThe history of Bitcoin and its potential impact on trade and commerceAll about the blockchain, the public ledger of Bitcoin transactionsHow to ...

Author: Conrad Barski

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 9781593275730

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you’ve probably heard of Bitcoin—the game-changing digital currency used by millions worldwide. But Bitcoin isn't just another way to buy stuff. It’s an anonymous, revolutionary, cryptographically secure currency that functions without the oversight of a central authority or government. If you want to get into the Bitcoin game but find yourself a little confused, Bitcoin for the ­Befuddled may be just what you’re looking for. Learn what Bitcoin is; how it works; and how to acquire, store, and spend bitcoins safely and securely. You'll also learn: Bitcoin’s underlying cryptographic principles, and how bitcoins are createdThe history of Bitcoin and its potential impact on trade and commerceAll about the blockchain, the public ledger of Bitcoin transactionsHow to choose a bitcoin wallet that’s safe and easy to useHow to accept bitcoins as payment in your physical store or on your websiteAdvanced topics, including Bitcoin mining and Bitcoin programming With its non-technical language and patient, step-by-step approach to this fascinating currency, Bitcoin for the Befuddled is your ticket to getting started with Bitcoin. Get out from under the rock and get in the Bitcoin game. Just make sure not to lose your shirt.
Categories: Business & Economics

Handbook of Research on Smart Technology Models for Business and Industry

Handbook of Research on Smart Technology Models for Business and Industry

On the malleability of bitcoin transactions. ... Bitcoin for the befuddled. No Starch
Press. Beigel, O. (2019). Bitcoin historical price & events. Retrieved from https://
99bitcoins.com/bitcoin/ historical-price/ Berentsen, A., & Schär, F. (2018). A short
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Author: Thomas, J. Joshua

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799836469

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 491

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Advances in machine learning techniques and ever-increasing computing power has helped create a new generation of hardware and software technologies with practical applications for nearly every industry. As the progress has, in turn, excited the interest of venture investors, technology firms, and a growing number of clients, implementing intelligent automation in both physical and information systems has become a must in business. Handbook of Research on Smart Technology Models for Business and Industry is an essential reference source that discusses relevant abstract frameworks and the latest experimental research findings in theory, mathematical models, software applications, and prototypes in the area of smart technologies. Featuring research on topics such as digital security, renewable energy, and intelligence management, this book is ideally designed for machine learning specialists, industrial experts, data scientists, researchers, academicians, students, and business professionals seeking coverage on current smart technology models.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Waste Is Information

Waste Is Information

“Condition of Garbage Disposal in United States.” Municipal Journal and
Engineer 11:147–148. Barski, Conrad, and Chris Wilmer. 2014. Bitcoin for the
Befuddled. San Francisco: No Starch Press. Bartels, Koen P. R., Guido Cozzi,
and Noemi ...

Author: Dietmar Offenhuber

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262342223

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

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The relationship between infrastructure governance and the ways we read and represent waste systems, examined through three waste tracking and participatory sensing projects. Waste is material information. Landfills are detailed records of everyday consumption and behavior; much of what we know about the distant past we know from discarded objects unearthed by archaeologists and interpreted by historians. And yet the systems and infrastructures that process our waste often remain opaque. In this book, Dietmar Offenhuber examines waste from the perspective of information, considering emerging practices and technologies for making waste systems legible and how the resulting datasets and visualizations shape infrastructure governance. He does so by looking at three waste tracking and participatory sensing projects in Seattle, São Paulo, and Boston. Offenhuber expands the notion of urban legibility—the idea that the city can be read like a text—to introduce the concept of infrastructure legibility. He argues that infrastructure governance is enacted through representations of the infrastructural system, and that these representations stem from the different stakeholders' interests, which drive their efforts to make the system legible. The Trash Track project in Seattle used sensor technology to map discarded items through the waste and recycling systems; the Forager project looked at the informal organization processes of waste pickers working for Brazilian recycling cooperatives; and mobile systems designed by the city of Boston allowed residents to report such infrastructure failures as potholes and garbage spills. Through these case studies, Offenhuber outlines an emerging paradigm of infrastructure governance based on a complex negotiation among users, technology, and the city.
Categories: Technology & Engineering