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.

Еволюція грошей

Фінансова історія світу
Author: Ніл Ферґюсон
Publisher: Nash Format via PublishDrive
ISBN: 6177388906
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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Фінансова неосвіченість шкодить не менше за природні катастрофи, хоча багато людей і досі мало знають про гроші. Чим вони є? Що роблять банки? Яка різниця між акціями й облігаціями? Навіщо купувати страхові поліси чи нерухомість? У книжці висвітлено основні фінансові поняття та концепції, розтлумачено причини останньої потужної світової економічної кризи. Ніл Ферґюсон розповідає про еволюцію грошей і досліджує світову фінансову історію від її витоків у давній Месопотамії до останньої цифрової трансформації, а також її вплив на позиції західних країн.

The Age of Cryptocurrency

How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order
Author: Paul Vigna
Publisher: SMP Trade
ISBN: 9781250073082
Category: Currency question
Page: 357
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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 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 reinvent traditional financial and social structures while bringing the world's billions of "unbanked" individuals into a new global economy. Cryptocurrency holds 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, carries 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 cryptocurrency--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.

The Truth Machine

The Blockchain and the Future of Everything
Author: Paul Vigna,Michael J. Casey
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250114608
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.

Che's Afterlife

The Legacy of an Image
Author: Michael J. Casey
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307807657
Category: Photography
Page: 400
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In 1960, Cuban photographer Alberto Korda captured fabled revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara in what has become history's most reproduced photo. Here Michael Casey tells the remarkable story of this image, detailing its evolution from a casual snapshot to an omnipresent graphic—plastered on everything from T-shirts to vodka to condoms—and into a copyrighted brand. As Casey follows it across the Americas and through cyberspace, he finds governments exploiting it and their dissenters attacking it, merchants selling it and tourists buying it. We see how this image is, ultimately, a mercurial icon that still ignites passion—and a reflection of how we view ourselves.

Handbook of Blockchain, Digital Finance, and Inclusion

Cryptocurrency, FinTech, InsurTech, Regulation, ChinaTech, Mobile Security, and Distributed Ledger
Author: David LEE Kuo Chuen,Robert H. Deng
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128123001
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1000
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Handbook of Digital Finance and Financial Inclusion: Cryptocurrency, FinTech, InsurTech, Regulation, ChinaTech, Mobile Security, and Distributed Ledger explores recent advances in digital banking and cryptocurrency, emphasizing mobile technology and evolving uses of cryptocurrencies as financial assets. Contributors go beyond summaries of standard models to describe new banking business models that will be sustainable and likely to dictate the future of finance. The book not only emphasizes the financial opportunities made possible by digital banking, such as financial inclusion and impact investing, but also looks at engineering theories and developments that encourage innovation. Its ability to illuminate present potential and future possibilities make it a unique contribution to the literature. A companion Volume Two of The Handbook of Digital Banking and Financial Inclusion: ChinaTech, Mobile Security, Distributed Ledger, and Blockchain emphasizes technological developments that introduce the future of finance. Descriptions of recent innovations lay the foundations for explorations of feasible solutions for banks and startups to grow. The combination of studies on blockchain technologies and applications, regional financial inclusion movements, advances in Chinese finance, and security issues delivers a grand perspective on both changing industries and lifestyles. Written for students and practitioners, it helps lead the way to future possibilities. Explains the practical consequences of both technologies and economics to readers who want to learn about subjects related to their specialties Encompasses alternative finance, financial inclusion, impact investing, decentralized consensus ledger and applied cryptography Provides the only advanced methodical summary of these subjects available today

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.

The Bitcoin Guidebook

How to Obtain, Invest, and Spend the World's First Decentralized Cryptocurrency
Author: Ian DeMartino
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510701486
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 356
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Bitcoin is not another payment processor. Like the Internet, Bitcoin is a technology that runs through a distributed network. No one controls it, and no one can shut it down. Bitcoin has been called the currency of the Internet, but it is much more powerful than that—more astute observers have called it the Internet of currency. The Bitcoin Guidebook is for anyone who doesn’t want to be left behind in the next technological revolution. It is an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand guide that explains everything the reader needs to know about how Bitcoin and other digital currencies work, what they can be used for, and how they will shape our society in the future. Topics covered include: The digital currency’s origins, past, present, and future The revolutionary blockchain technology behind Bitcoin How to obtain and invest in Bitcoin How and where to spend Bitcoin Bitcoin’s relationship with the seedy Internet underground Alternative digital currencies

Невідворотне


Author: Кевін Келлі
Publisher: Nash Format via PublishDrive
ISBN: 6177552005
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 364
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Технологічна галузь не лише найдинамічніша в сучасному світі — вона здатна суттєво змінити наше життя в недалекому майбутньому. Які професіїзникнуть, а які набиратимуть обертів? Які нові джерела прибутку з’являться в підприємців, а які бізнес-моделі перестануть працювати? Чого варто навчатися і в що інвестувати? Ви можете отримати максимум від цих змін, дізнавшись, якими будуть наслідки безперервного технологічного потоку через 30 років. Аналізуючи тренди, що проявляються вже сьогодні, Кевін Келлі окреслює напрямки, у яких неминуче рухатиметься світ. Він виокремлює 12 невідворотних технологій, які, тісно переплітаючись, визначатимуть глобальні тенденції розвитку.

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