The Blockchain Code: Decrypt the Jungle of Complexity to Win the Crypto-Anarchy Game

The Blockchain Code: Decrypt the Jungle of Complexity to Win the Crypto-Anarchy Game

by Kinsey Dave


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"necessary reading for anyone considering dipping their toe into investing in bitcoin or its peers" —Michael Radon, US Review of Books

"Kinsey has accomplished the almost impossible, a finance book that is not only informative and useful but also entertaining!" —Aimee Ann

Blockchain is a product of the crypto-anarchist community called the Cypherpunks. Their radical dream is to someday eliminate all governments on earth. Later, IBM and others muddied the waters with “a less anarchistic” version of the technology (permissioned Blockchain). Advocates for both types of Blockchain, anarchists and non-anarchists, have big plans to change the world.

"Using his experience working in software development on a foreign currency exchange application, Kinsey has the technical background to explain how blockchain works and an economic understanding as to how the outsider perspective gets key details about cryptocurrency wrong. The average reader who has heard about these topics or maybe has done some minor research in them will be surprised to learn about inefficiencies in the process or ties to WikiLeaks, election tampering, and theoretical assassination funding. Eye-opening in all the best ways and relayed with a quality that few non-fiction books ever reach, this in-depth guide is intriguing, shocking, and informative as it covers three decades of history punctuated by the social and technological explosion of the last ten years.

RECOMMENDED by the US Review"
—Michael Radon

Written for investors, regulators, businesses, governments, lawmakers, lawyers, journalists, software developers, teachers, students, and just about anyone who wants to learn more about Blockchain or cryptocurrency, this book meets you at your current level of understanding (from novice to expert) and moves you forward. Writing with the zeal of an investigative reporter, Kinsey unmasks the creators as well as common misconceptions about the technology.

Is Blockchain here to stay or will it fizzle out and disappear? Are you ready for what this means for you and for society? Few people understand the technology, yet much has been written about Blockchain. Inaccurate stories are being recycled, resulting in misinformation on a massive scale. Learn how to cut through the jargon and empty explanations so that you may come to your own conclusions about the technology and what it might mean for the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578493503
Publisher: Modern Expert, LLC
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 942,976
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Dave Kinsey is a technologist, author, and business owner. As an author and an educator, Mr. Kinsey focuses on explaining technical concepts to a non-technical, business-oriented audience. He has been a software developer, database administrator, and managed a software development team. He also managed a Swiss Bank-developed foreign currency application for the Treasury Department of Motorola, at a time when Motorola was one of the largest corporations in the world. Mr. Kinsey's life experiences prepared him to unravel and explain the mysteries of cryptocurrencies and Blockchain. However, The Blockchain Code is a surprising book that he never expected to write.

While Mr. Kinsey has written extensively about technology, The Blockchain Code is his first full-length book. His primary occupation is operating Total Networks, an IT consulting and outsourcing firm that he owns and runs with his wife Stephanie in Phoenix, Arizona. In this capacity, Dave serves on a technology advisory group for The State Bar of Arizona. The Bar challenged Mr. Kinsey to help educate lawyers about Blockchain. The Blockchain Code is the response to that challenge. The Blockchain Code is a true-life mystery that became the focus of Dave's writing activity for much of 2018.

Table of Contents


Preface vii

Introduction 1

Part I. Crypto-Anarchy 5

Chapter 1 A Curious Revolution 7

Chapter 2 1986-1988 9

Chapter 3 Blockchain & Cryptocurrency 15

Chapter 4 1992: The Cypherpunks’ Crypto-Anarchy Game 19

Chapter 5 Bitcoin 27

Chapter 6 1993 31

Chapter 7 Pseudonyms and Reputations 37

Chapter 8 1994 41

Chapter 9 Blocks 49

Chapter 10 Blockchain 53

Chapter 11 1995 57

Chapter 12 Modern Money 61

Chapter 13 1996 67

Chapter 14 Decrypting Cryptography - The Art of Hiding 71

Chapter 15 1997 73

Chapter 16 1998 77

Chapter 17 Follow the Money 81

Chapter 18 2001 85

Chapter 19 Catch Me if You Can 89

Chapter 20 2003 95

Chapter 21 Peer-to-Peer (P2P) 101

Chapter 22 The Wayback Machine 105

Chapter 23 December 2005 Blockchain is Born 109

Chapter 24 A “Trustless” System 117

Chapter 25 Wallets 125

Chapter 26 2013 137

Part II. Decrypting Blockchain 139

Chapter 27 “Mining” Decrypted 141

Chapter 28 Traditional & Social Media 149

Chapter 29 Great Stories 155

Chapter 30 Blockchain - Higher Education & Business 159

Chapter 31 The Blockchain Technology Story 167

Chapter 32 Who Can You Trust? 179

Chapter 33 A Fork in the Road 187

Chapter 34 Crypto-Coin Copying 189

Chapter 35 Exchanges 193

Chapter 36 Smart Contracts 203

Chapter 37 The Blockchain Preacher 211

Chapter 38 Wikileaks 217

Chapter 39 NOW 227

APPENDIX The Crypto-Story of Meltdown 235

Acknowledgments 251

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