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The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains: An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies and the Technology that Powers Them by [Lewis, Antony]
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"My family asked me to explain what I do, I gave them a copy of this book. Antony explains cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies clearly and articulately, whilst remaining witty." --Colin Platt, Co-Host Blockchain Insider Podcast & DLT/Cryptocurrency Researcher

"The first book that I've seen that really breaks down concepts. [An] excellent insight into the key concepts and real-world implications of bitcoin and blockchain." --Zennon Kapron, Managing Director, Kapronasia

"[A] comprehensive overview of the fundamentals. One of the few recommended readings for my new staff." --Yusho Liu, Cofounder, Coinhako

"A useful, usable and enjoyable read. Antony helps us all clearly understand the mechanics of bitcoin and blockchain." --Rob Findlay, Founder, Next Money

"One of the few credible books I suggest when people ask 'where can I learn about bitcoin?' [It is an] excellent, level-headed primary on everything crypto. I've been in the space for quite some time and I still learned from The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains." --Zennon Kapron, Managing Director, Kapronasia

"An engaging, clear, and authoritative guide to the applications and implications of blockchains." --Greg Wolfson, Head of Business Development at Element Group

"A great resource for anyone who wants to understand what blockchain and cryptocurrency is really all about." --Paul Griffin, Associate Professor, School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University

"Einstein said that 'if you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.' Antony clearly understands and articulates the basics of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies." --Colin Platt, Co-Host Blockchain Insider Podcast & DLT/Cryptocurrency Researcher

"A delightful read that cuts the hype, finds the signal in the noise, and fires on all cylinders from front to back." --John Collins, fintech advisor

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#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Understand Bitcoin, blockchains, and cryptocurrency with this clear and comprehensible guide

Learn the history and basics of cryptocurrency and blockchains: There’s a lot of information on cryptocurrency and blockchains out there. But, for the uninitiated, most of this information can be indecipherable. The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains aims to provide an accessible guide to this new currency and the revolutionary technology that powers it.

Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies: Gain an understanding of a broad spectrum of Bitcoin topics. The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains covers topics such as the history of Bitcoin, the Bitcoin blockchain, and Bitcoin buying, selling, and mining. It also answers how payments are made and how transactions are kept secure. Other cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency pricing are examined, answering how one puts a value on cryptocurrencies and digital tokens.

Blockchain technology: Blockchain technology underlies all cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency transactions. But what exactly is a blockchain, how does it work, and why is it important? The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains will answer these questions and more. Learn about notable blockchain platforms, smart contracts, and other important facets of blockchains and their function in the changing cyber-economy.

Things to know before buying cryptocurrencies: The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains offers trustworthy and balanced insights to those interested in Bitcoin investing or investing in other cryptocurrency. Discover the risks and mitigations, learn how to identify scams, and understand cryptocurrency exchanges, digital wallets, and regulations with this book.

Readers will learn about:

  • Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
  • Blockchain technology and how it works
  • The workings of the cryptocurrency market
  • The evolution and potential impacts of Bitcoin and blockchains on global businesses

Dive into the world of cryptocurrency with confidence with this comprehensive introduction.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 18361 KB
  • Print Length: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Mango (31 August 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07BWK82DC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #156,587 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 starsRecommended reading for those interested in blockchains and bitcoins
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