Bitcoin: Free Money or Fraud? [NOOK Book]

Overview

In todays digital society could people choose to not use traditional money? Could there be an all electronic currency without the backing of government? Has cryptography and our computational security advanced to the point that such a currency could be handled on a peer-to-peer basis with no third-party intervention? In Bitcoin: Free Money or Fraud? Kyle Schurman breaks down the roots of this new digital currency and leads readers through the amazing things users have accomplished through bitcoin. This eBook ...
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Overview

In todays digital society could people choose to not use traditional money? Could there be an all electronic currency without the backing of government? Has cryptography and our computational security advanced to the point that such a currency could be handled on a peer-to-peer basis with no third-party intervention? In Bitcoin: Free Money or Fraud? Kyle Schurman breaks down the roots of this new digital currency and leads readers through the amazing things users have accomplished through bitcoin. This eBook leads readers through the risks involved with using the currency, debates and opinions, and the major players behind the unique and controversial digital "coin."

CHAPTER OUTLINE

Chapter 1: Introducing Bitcoin
+ Introducing Bitcoin

Chapter 2: Making Use of Bitcoins
+ Making Use of Bitcoins

Chapter 3: Basics of Bitcoin
+ Basics of Bitcoin

Chapter 4: The Bitcoin Ideal
+ The Bitcoin Ideal

Chapter 5: Dealing With Banking Dissatisfaction
+ Dealing With Banking Dissatisfaction

Chapter 6: Bitcoin Mining
+ Bitcoin Mining

Chapter 7: Bitcoin Safety Measures
+ Bitcoin Safety Measures

Chapter 8: History of Bitcoin
+ History of Bitcoin

Chapter 9: Bitcoin Value Increases
+ Bitcoin Value Increases

Chapter 10: Who Is Satoshi Nakamoto?
+ Who Is Satoshi Nakamoto?

Chapter 11: Satoshi Nakamoto’s and Other Developers of Bitcoin
+ Satoshi Nakamoto’s and Other Developers of Bitcoin

Chapter 12: Criticisms of Bitcoin
+ Criticisms of Bitcoin

Chapter 13: No Chargebacks Allowed
+ No Chargebacks Allowed

Chapter 14: Legality of Bitcoin
+ Legality of Bitcoin

Chapter 15: Bitcoin’s Best Case Scenarios
+ Bitcoin’s Best Case Scenarios

Chapter 16: Key Bitcoin Components
+ Key Bitcoin Components

Chapter 17: Using Bitcoin
+ Using Bitcoin

Chapter 18: Making The Most Out of Bitcoins
+ Making The Most Out of Bitcoins

Chapter 19: Bitcoin Businesses
+ Bitcoin Businesses

Chapter 20: Buying a Bitcoin Airplane
+ Buying a Bitcoin Airplane
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013992573
  • Publisher: Hyperink
  • Publication date: 2/18/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 632,423
  • File size: 692 KB

Meet the Author

Kyle has been a published writer, focusing on technology, since the mid-1990s. He has written for a variety of consumer magazines and Web sites throughout his career. As digital cameras began appearing in the consumer marketplace, Kyle began writing about the various technologies and components that go into the cameras. He soon began writing digital camera reviews and buying guides for magazines and web sites. Watching the maturation of the digital camera marketplace over the past decade and a half has been an interesting journey.
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