The Age of Cryptocurrency

How Bitcoin and Digital Money Are Challenging the Global Economic Order

Author: Paul Vigna,Michael J. Casey

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 146687306X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Bitcoin became a buzzword overnight. A cyber-enigma with an enthusiastic following, it pops up in headlines and fuels endless media debate. You can apparently use it to buy almost anything from coffee to cars, yet few people seem to truly understand what it is. This raises the question: Why should anyone care about Bitcoin? In THE AGE OF CRYPTOCURRENCY, Wall Street journalists Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey deliver the definitive answer to this question. Cybermoney is poised to launch a revolution, one that could entirely re-invent traditional financial and social structures while bringing the world's billions of "unbanked" individuals into a new global economy. Cryptocurrency represents the promise of a financial system without a middleman, one owned by the people who use it and one safeguarded from the devastation of a 2008-type crash. But bitcoin, the most famous of the cybermonies, brings with it a reputation for instability, wild fluctuation, and illicit business; some fear it has the power to eliminate jobs and to upend the concept of a nation-state. It implies, above all, monumental and wide-reaching change—for better and for worse. But it is here to stay, and you ignore it at your peril. Vigna and Casey demystify the concept of cryptocurrency, detailing its origins, its function, and what you need to know to navigate a cyber-economy. The digital currency world will look very different from the paper currency world; THE AGE OF CRYPTOCURRENCY will teach you how to be ready for it.
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Cryptocurrency

How Bitcoin and Digital Money are Challenging the Global Economic Order

Author: Paul Vigna,Michael J. Casey

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473521157

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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‘If the word ‘blockchain’ makes you want to call a plumber, or you think Satoshi is some kind of raw fish, you need to read Cryptocurrency today. If you're already a bit-convert, you'll still learn a lot’ Niall Ferguson, author of The Ascent of Money 1988 saw the birth of the internet. 2008 gave us bitcoin. Today, cybercurrencies are changing the world we live in. What would a world without banks, credit cards or national currencies look like for all of us? For centuries, the system that governs how money works has stayed the same. Now there’s an alternative, and it puts us on the cusp of a revolution that could reshape our world. At the heart of this lie, cryptocurrencies, a technology with the transformative potential of the printing press or the internet. They bypass the elites and cut out the gatekeepers. Unlike traditional money, they don’t have a nationality, they’re digital and democratic. They are also lawless. From Silicon Valley to the streets of Beijing, this is a book about a revolution in the making, a story of human invention, and a guide to the future. ‘Fascinating’ The Times ‘Not only demystifies and explains bitcoin, but shows where it fits into the cultural zeitgeist and where it's pointed, and what that may mean for our financial system’ John Mauldin, New York Times bestselling author ‘I can think of no better guide to what the future holds’ Eswar Prasad, author of The Dollar Trap
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Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Author: Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 152257767X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 818

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As businesses aim to compete internationally, they must be apprised of new methods and technologies to improve their digital marketing strategy in order to remain ahead of their competition. Trends in entrepreneurship that drive consumer engagement and business initiatives, such as social media marketing, yields customer retention and positive feedback. Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurship provides information on emerging trends in business innovation, entrepreneurship, and marketing strategies. While highlighting challenges such as successful social media interactions and consumer engagement, this book explores valuable information within various business environments and industries such as e-commerce, small and medium enterprises, hospitality and tourism management, and customer relationship management. This book is an ideal source for students, marketers, social media marketers, business managers, public relations professionals, promotional coordinators, economists, hospitality industry professionals, entrepreneurs, and researchers looking for relevant information on new methods in digital marketing and entrepreneurship.
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Cryptocurrencies and Cryptoassets

Regulatory and Legal Issues

Author: Andrew Haynes,Peter Yeoh

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1000064042

Category: Law

Page: 278

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This book examines the legal and regulatory aspects of cryptocurrency and blockchain and the emerging practical issues that these issues involve. The analysis covers a range of advanced economies across the world, in America, Europe and Asia. The book describes, explains and analyses the nature of cryptocurrencies and the blockchain systems they are constructed on in these major world economies and considers relevant law and regulation and their shortcomings. It will be of use and interest to academics, lawyers, regulators and anyone involved with cryptocurrencies and blockchain.
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Open and Big Data Management and Innovation

14th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2015, Delft, The Netherlands, October 13-15, 2015, Proceedings

Author: Marijn Janssen,Matti Mäntymäki,Jan Hidders,Bram Klievink,Winfried Lamersdorf,Bastiaan van Loenen,Anneke Zuiderwijk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319250132

Category: Computers

Page: 514

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This book constitutes the refereed conference proceedings of the 14th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society, I3E 2015, held in Delft, The Netherlands, in October 2015. The 40 revised full papers presented together with 1 keynote panel were carefully reviewed and selected from 65 submissions. They are organized in the following topical sections: adoption; big and open data; e-business, e-services,, and e-society; and witness workshop.
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ValueWeb

How fintech firms are using bitcoin blockchain and mobile technologies to create the Internet of value

Author: Chris Skinner

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 981475109X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

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Cyber Attack Survival Manual

From Identity Theft to The Digital Apocalypse and Everything in Between

Author: Nick Selby,Heather Vescent

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1681881756

Category: Computers

Page: 224

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As we live more of our lives online and entrust personal information to the cloud, we need to be much more aware and proactive about protecting ourselves. Are you safe from hackers? Not without taking precautions. Your identity can be stolen, your company's intellectual property can be copied and sold, and even hacks that just a few years ago sounded like science fiction will soon be possible: vehicle systems can already be hacked, and our power grid can be manipulated or sabotaged by terrorists. But knowledge is power. In this easy-to-read, fascinating and fully illustrated book, you learn how hackers make money, and what they target - along with concrete, hands-on hints for fighting back, whether you’re a concerned parent or a top executive. With all the surrounding threats, what better person to prepare the public, than a team of internationally known cybersecurity experts? Nick Selby is a police detective specializing in sharing intelligence and busting cybercriminals. He knows how these crimes happen, who does them, and how to make your life safer. In The Cyber Attack Survival Manual he and a veritable brain trust of experts from the world of intelligence, digital currency, vehicle-hacking, and sophisticated crimeware, share the best techniques for everyone. This indispensable, step-by-step guide to cyber defense includes: Everyday security: How to keep your identity from being stolen, protect your kids, protect your cards and much more. Big Stories: Silk Road, Ashley Madison, FBI vs. Apple, WikiLeaks, BitCoins, and what they mean to individuals and society at large. Global issues: the NSA, how hackers can crash your car, and is China really planning to crash Google? Crucial to surviving the worst the Internet can throw at you, The Cyber Attack Survival Manual is the must-have book of the 21st century. Think you don’t need this book because, “I have nothing to hide”? Selby and Vescent, along with Eric Olson, Moeed Siddiui, and John Bear, show you why you’re wrong (everyone now has something to hide) - and how lack of security can endanger your finances, your safety, and your reputation.
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