The Bitcoin Big Bang
How Alternative Currencies Are About to Change the WorldBook - 2015
"Bitcoin is an online payment system using its own monetary unit, which is also called bitcoin. It is a decentralized virtual currency, sometimes called a cryptocurrency or digital currency. This book provides an expert perspective on digital currency's effect on the future of money and the economic implications of Bitcoins. The decentralized Bitcoin network may revolutionize the business world, the legal profession, and even the role of the government. Explore the origins of digital currency. Learn the history and evolution of payment systems. Discover how the Bitcoin network is facilitating free and instant transfer of value. Understand the mining of Bitcoin, and how to invest. The digital currency revolution has implications that spread far beyond the finance industry. Anyone who exchanges payment for goods and services is on the cusp of the next big push in societal evolution, and only an understanding of the technology and a clear knowledge of the systems and behaviors at play can fully prepare us for the changes to come. Brian Kelly has an MBA from Babson Graduate School of Business and runs an investment management firm which focuses on currency investing"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. Wiley, c2015
Branch Call Number: 332.178 K29b
Characteristics: xv, 224 p. : ill. ; 24 cm