Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond

Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond

by Chris Burniske, Jack Tatar

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Overview

                The innovative investor’s guide to an entirely new asset class—from two experts on the cutting edge

                With the rise of bitcoin and blockchain technology, investors can capitalize on the greatest investment opportunity since the Internet. Bitcoin was the first cryptoasset, but today there are over 800 and counting, including ether, ripple, litecoin, monero, and more. This clear, concise, and accessible guide from two industry insiders shows you how to navigate this brave new blockchain world’and how to invest in these emerging assets to secure your financial future.

                Cryptoassets gives you all the tools you need:

                   
  •          An actionable framework for investigating and valuing cryptoassets
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  •          Portfolio management techniques to maximize returns while managing risk
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  •          Historical context and tips to navigate inevitable bubbles and manias
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  •          Practical guides to exchanges, wallets, capital market vehicles, and ICOs
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  •          Predictions on how blockchain technology may disrupt current portfolios

                In addition to offering smart investment strategies, this authoritative resource will help you understand how these assets were created, how they work, and how they are evolving amid the blockchain revolution. The authors define a clear and original cryptoasset taxonomy, composed of cryptocurrencies, cryptocommodities, and cryptotokens, with insights into how each subset is blending technology and markets. You’ll find a variety of methods to invest in these assets, whether through global exchanges trading 24/7 or initial cryptoasset offerings (ICOs). By sequentially building on the concepts of each prior chapter, the book will provide you with a full understanding of the cryptoasset economy and the opportunities that await the innovative investor.

                Cryptoassets represent the future of money and markets. This book is your guide to that future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781260026672
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 10/19/2017
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 142,894
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Chris Burniske is a cofounder of Placeholder Ventures, a New York firm that specializes in cryptoassets. Prior to Placeholder, he pioneered ARK Investment Management’s Next Generation Internet strategy, leading the firm to become the first public fund manager to invest in bitcoin. He then transitioned to focus exclusively on cryptoassets, paving the way for Wall Street to recognize it as a new asset class. His commentary has been featured on national media outlets, including CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Forbes.

Jack Tatar is an angel investor and advisor to startups in the cryptoasset community, and speaks and writes frequently on the topic. With over two decades of experience in financial services, he was one of the first financial professionals to receive certification from the Digital Currency Council. He is the coauthor of one of the earliest books on Bitcoin, What’s the Deal with Bitcoins?



Table of Contents

Author's Note

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I: What

Chapter 1: Bitcoin and the Financial Crisis of 2008

Chapter 2: The Basics of Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology

Chapter 3: "Blockchain, Not Bitcoin?"

Chapter 4: The Taxonomy of Cryptoassets

Chapter 5: Cryptocommodities and Cryptotokens

Part II: Why

Chapter 6: The Importance of Portfolio Management and Alternative Assets

Chapter 7: The Most Compelling Alternative Asset of the Twenty-First Century

Chapter 8: Defining Cryptoassets as a New Asset Class

Chapter 9: The Evolution of Cryptoasset Market Behavior

Chapter 10: The Speculation of Crowds and "This Time is Different" Thinking

Chapter 11: "It's Just a Ponzi Scheme, Isn't It?"

Part III: How

Chapter 12: Fundamental Analysis and a Valuation Framework for Cryptoassets

Chapter 13: Evaluating the Health of Cryptoasset Networks and Technical Analysis

Chapter 14: Directly Investing in Cryptoassets: Mining, Exchanges, and Wallets

Chapter 15: "Where's the Bitcoin ETF?"

Chapter 16: The Wild World of ICOs

Chapter 17: Preparing Current Portfolios for Blockchain Disruption

Chapter 18: The Future of Investing is Here

Chris and Jack's Go-to Crypto Resources

Notes

Index

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