The Truth Machine

The Truth Machine

"Views differ on bitcoin, but few doubt the transformative potential of Blockchain technology. The Truth Machine is the best book so far on what has happened and what may come along.

Author: Paul Vigna

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250114600

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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"Views differ on bitcoin, but few doubt the transformative potential of Blockchain technology. The Truth Machine is the best book so far on what has happened and what may come along. It demands the attention of anyone concerned with our economic future." —Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard, Former Treasury Secretary From Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna, the authors of The Age of Cryptocurrency, comes the definitive work on the Internet’s Next Big Thing: The Blockchain. Big banks have grown bigger and more entrenched. Privacy exists only until the next hack. Credit card fraud is a fact of life. Many of the “legacy systems” once designed to make our lives easier and our economy more efficient are no longer up to the task. Yet there is a way past all this—a new kind of operating system with the potential to revolutionize vast swaths of our economy: the blockchain. In The Truth Machine, Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna demystify the blockchain and explain why it can restore personal control over our data, assets, and identities; grant billions of excluded people access to the global economy; and shift the balance of power to revive society’s faith in itself. They reveal the disruption it promises for industries including finance, tech, legal, and shipping. Casey and Vigna expose the challenge of replacing trusted (and not-so-trusted) institutions on which we’ve relied for centuries with a radical model that bypasses them. The Truth Machine reveals the empowerment possible when self-interested middlemen give way to the transparency of the blockchain, while highlighting the job losses, assertion of special interests, and threat to social cohesion that will accompany this shift. With the same balanced perspective they brought to The Age of Cryptocurrency, Casey and Vigna show why we all must care about the path that blockchain technology takes—moving humanity forward, not backward.
Categories: Business & Economics

Adding Sense

Adding Sense

The FBI was trying to track down the drug trade, not the money 322 Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna, 2018, The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything, London: HarperCollins, pp. 5, 12.

Author: Mary Kalantzis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108495349

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 401

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Through a wide range of examples, from literature to social media, the book explores how meaning and communication interact.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Regulating Blockchain

Regulating Blockchain

The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything. London: HarperCollins. Deshpande, Advait, Stewart, Katherine, Lepetit, Louise and Gunashekar, Salil. 2017. Understanding the landscape of Distributed Ledger ...

Author: Robert Herian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429953026

Category: Computers

Page: 178

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As the distributed architecture underpinning the initial Bitcoin anarcho-capitalist, libertarian project, 'blockchain' entered wider public imagination and vocabulary only very recently. Yet in a short space of time it has become more mainstream and synonymous with a spectacular variety of commercial and civic 'problem'/'solution' concepts and ideals. From commodity provenance, to electoral fraud prevention, to a wholesale decentralisation of power and the banishing of the exploitative practices of 'middlemen', blockchain stakeholders are nothing short of evangelical in their belief that it is a force for good. For these reasons and more the technology has captured the attention of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, global corporations and governments the world over. Blockchain may indeed offer a unique technical opportunity to change cultures of transparency and trust within cyberspace, and as ‘revolutionary’ and ‘disruptive’ has the potential to shift global socioeconomic and political conventions. But as a yet largely unregulated, solutionist-driven phenomenon, blockchain exists squarely within the boundaries of capitalist logic and reason, fast becoming central to the business models of many sources of financial and political power the technology was specifically designed to undo, and increasingly allied to neoliberal strategies with scant regard for collective, political or democratic accountability in the public interest. Regulating Blockchain casts a critical eye over the technology, its ‘ecosystem’ of stakeholders, and offers a challenge to the prevailing discourse proclaiming it to be the great techno-social enabler of our times.
Categories: Computers

Encyclopedia of Organizational Knowledge Administration and Technology

Encyclopedia of Organizational Knowledge  Administration  and Technology

The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything. HarperCollins. Catallini, C. (2017). How blockchain applications will move beyond finance. Harvard Business Review, 2. Cottrill. (2017). Smart Contracts in Supply Chain: ...

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

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799834748

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2734

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For any organization to be successful, it must operate in such a manner that knowledge and information, human resources, and technology are continually taken into consideration and managed effectively. Business concepts are always present regardless of the field or industry – in education, government, healthcare, not-for-profit, engineering, hospitality/tourism, among others. Maintaining organizational awareness and a strategic frame of mind is critical to meeting goals, gaining competitive advantage, and ultimately ensuring sustainability. The Encyclopedia of Organizational Knowledge, Administration, and Technology is an inaugural five-volume publication that offers 193 completely new and previously unpublished articles authored by leading experts on the latest concepts, issues, challenges, innovations, and opportunities covering all aspects of modern organizations. Moreover, it is comprised of content that highlights major breakthroughs, discoveries, and authoritative research results as they pertain to all aspects of organizational growth and development including methodologies that can help companies thrive and analytical tools that assess an organization’s internal health and performance. Insights are offered in key topics such as organizational structure, strategic leadership, information technology management, and business analytics, among others. The knowledge compiled in this publication is designed for entrepreneurs, managers, executives, investors, economic analysts, computer engineers, software programmers, human resource departments, and other industry professionals seeking to understand the latest tools to emerge from this field and who are looking to incorporate them in their practice. Additionally, academicians, researchers, and students in fields that include but are not limited to business, management science, organizational development, entrepreneurship, sociology, corporate psychology, computer science, and information technology will benefit from the research compiled within this publication.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Psilocybin Connection

The Psilocybin Connection

... write Michael Casey and Paul Vigna of the Wall Street Journal in their book The Truth Machine : The Blockchain and the Future of Everything . 138 Casey and Vigna state : Blockchain is seen as capable of supplanting our outdated ...

Author: Jahan Khamsehzadeh, PhD

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781623176556

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 368

View: 969

A comprehensive guide to psilocybin mushrooms and their impact on our psychology, biology, and social development. How—and why—do psychedelics exist? Did psilocybin catalyze our early human ancestors’ social evolution? And how can an integral understanding of psychedelics quite literally change the world? In an ambitious and comprehensive look at psilocybin—and an inside look at how humanity co-evolved alongside "magic" mushrooms—Jahan Khamsehzadeh, PhD, explores our historical and ancestral relationship to psychedelics and presents new and exciting research about what psilocybin can mean for us today. Separated into three sections—Present, Past, and Future—The Psilocybin Connection advances our understanding of psychedelics in unexpected and original ways. Khamsehzadeh shares compelling research that suggests how naturally occurring psychedelics may have played an essential role in humanity's social, cultural, and linguistic evolution. Supported by archaeological evidence, neuroscience, and academic studies, he explores how mushrooms gave rise to art and expression, impacted spiritual experiences, and even spurred human brain development. Blending the most comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis of psilocybin research with stories of his own and others' psychedelic awakenings, Khamsehzadeh moves our understanding of the psychedelic mushroom forward toward a fresh, hopeful, and exciting future.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology

Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey. The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything. New York, NY: St. Martins, 2018. Stephen P. Williams. Blockchain: The Next Everything. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2019.

Author: Andrew Karpan

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781534505353

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 176

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With cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin on the rise, many wonder if these digital currencies could be the exchange medium of the future, but what are cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology that facilitates them? Blockchain technology involves linking a series of digital records through cryptography without the use of a centralized server, which when applied to asset exchange creates cryptocurrencies. However, there are various concerns about the ability to regulate cryptocurrencies, their stability, and whether they can be applied on a global scale. This volume enables readers to better understand these new technologies and the controversies surrounding them.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Blockchain Antitrust

Blockchain   Antitrust

Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey, The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and The Future of Everything (St. Martin's Press, 2018); 64 (“Blockchain technology doesn't remove the need for trust. In fact, if anything it's an enabler of more ...

Author: Schrepel, Thibault

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781800885530

Category: Law

Page: 304

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This innovative and original book explores the relationship between blockchain and antitrust, highlighting the mutual benefits that stem from cooperation between the two and providing a unique perspective on how law and technology could cooperate.
Categories: Law

In Data Time and Tide

In Data Time and Tide

BI Intelligence (2016), The Internet of Everything, Research Report. Boden, M.A. (2016), AI: Its Nature and Future, Oxford, Oxford University Press. ... Casey, M. and Vigna, P. (2018), The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and ...

Author: Cosimo Accoto

Publisher: EGEA spa

ISBN: 9788899902520

Category: Philosophy

Page:

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A fresh philosophical journey through our programmable world. A visionary map exploring risky and wild territories: the hidden life of software and coding, the emergence of a new data sensorium, the algorithmic power of alien intelligences, the tech shift from archives to prediction machines, the planetary platforms becoming stacks and chains. In five short and provocative essays, this book popularizes new speculations introducing society and business to untold concepts such as feedforward, stack, transduction, elemental, infoviduality. Together with engineer’s and programmer’s narratives of code, data and algos revolution, philosophers have their own creative thinking on current and future technologies. An intriguing philtech guide to our (generative yet vulnerable) digital, artificial and synthetic age. An engaging book for business disruptors, social innovators, policymakers and educators.
Categories: Philosophy

The Emerald Handbook of Blockchain for Business

The Emerald Handbook of Blockchain for Business

promise of consistent guidelines on the horizon, implementing blockchain projects and initiatives could stall. Without clear guardrails and a ... The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything. New York, NY: St. Martin's ...

Author: H. Kent Baker

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781839822001

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 487

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This handbook equips academics, practitioners, and students with an understanding of the cutting-edge developments and applications of emerging blockchain technology. Covering the basic concepts while showcasing practical applications in intricate real-world situations, readers benefit from a useful balance of detailed and user-friendly coverage.
Categories: Business & Economics

Beyond Traditional Probabilistic Methods in Economics

Beyond Traditional Probabilistic Methods in Economics

Penguin Random House, New York (2016) Vigna, P., Casey, M.J.: The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything. St. Martin's Press, New York (2018) White, A.K.: Blockchain: Discover the Technology behind Smart Contracts, ...

Author: Vladik Kreinovich

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030042004

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1157

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This book presents recent research on probabilistic methods in economics, from machine learning to statistical analysis. Economics is a very important – and at the same a very difficult discipline. It is not easy to predict how an economy will evolve or to identify the measures needed to make an economy prosper. One of the main reasons for this is the high level of uncertainty: different difficult-to-predict events can influence the future economic behavior. To make good predictions and reasonable recommendations, this uncertainty has to be taken into account. In the past, most related research results were based on using traditional techniques from probability and statistics, such as p-value-based hypothesis testing. These techniques led to numerous successful applications, but in the last decades, several examples have emerged showing that these techniques often lead to unreliable and inaccurate predictions. It is therefore necessary to come up with new techniques for processing the corresponding uncertainty that go beyond the traditional probabilistic techniques. This book focuses on such techniques, their economic applications and the remaining challenges, presenting both related theoretical developments and their practical applications.
Categories: Technology & Engineering