The Bitcoin Big Bang : How Alternative Currencies Are About to Change the World

By: Kelly, BrianMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2014Description: 1 online resource (243 p.)ISBN: 9781118963647Subject(s): BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / E-Commerce / General (see also COMPUTERS / Electronic Commerce) | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / TheoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Bitcoin Big Bang : How Alternative Currencies Are About to Change the WorldDDC classification: 332 | 332.4 LOC classification: HF5415.126HG321Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
THE BITCOIN BIG BANG; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; About the Author; 1 Bitcoin Is a Bubble; The Quest to Buy Bitcoin; Bitcoin Enlightenment; Currencies Are a Matter of Trust; What Is Bitcoin?; Is It a Currency?; Its Revolutionary; 2 Understanding the Digital Gold Rush; The Language of Bitcoin; The Blockchain; Public and Private Keys; The Role of Miners; How Do I Buy Bitcoin?; Exchange versus Broker; Who "Gets" It?; The Gold Rush Is Just Starting; 3 Bitcoin Is More than Digital Gold; Searching for Satoshi; The Search; Why Is Satoshi a Genius?; Bigger than Satoshi
4 Byzantine Generals ProblemHow Does Bitcoin Solve the BGP?; 51 Percent Attack; An Elegant Solution; 5 A Decentralized Financial System; Grand De-Central Station; Whats at Stake?; Central Banks; Bitcoin Is the Catalyst; 6 What Do You Call a Bitcoin Miner? A Banker; How Does a Bitcoin Transaction Work?; What Is Cryptography?; Still Want to Be a Miner?; Do We Need Another Bitcoin?; 7 Nautiluscoin-0 to 1 Million in 60 Days; Creating the Coin; Did It Work?; 8 Building the Nautiluscoin Economy; Dynamic Proof-of-Stake; Nautiluscoin Gross Domestic Product Target; Algorithmic Monetary Policy
Other Policy ToolsAlternative to Gold; Money, Made Better; Financial Market Integration; Special Drawing Rights; Why NAUT?; 9 Investing and Trading in Alternative Currencies; A New Investment Class; Valuation; Exchanges; Investment Vehicles; Winkelvoss ETF; Bitcoin Investment Trust; Asset Class Growth; 10 Regulation; Regulatory Agencies; FINCEN; New York Department of Finance; Challenges to Regulation; Pushing on a String; 11 Smart Money: Set It and Forget It; Rules of the Road; Smart Contracts and Property; Ethereum; Cryptoequities: A New Type of Investment
Decentralized Autonomous OrganizationsProfessor Money; 12 Everything You Know about Business Is Wrong; Cryptonomics; Growth Share Matrix; Learning Curve Effects; Porters Three Generic Strategies; Human Resource Management; Fueling the Sharing Economy; The Future Just Might Work; Appendix 1 Department of the Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Guidance; Currency vs. Virtual Currency; Background; Definitions of User, Exchanger, and Administrator; Users of Virtual Currency; Administrators and Exchangers of Virtual Currency; a. E-Currencies and E-Precious Metals
b. Centralized Virtual Currenciesc. De-Centralized Virtual Currencies; Providers and Sellers of Prepaid Access; Dealers in Foreign Exchange; Appendix 2 New York State Department of Financial Services Proposed New York Codes, Rules and Regulations; Section 200.1 Introduction; Section 200.2 Definitions; Section 200.3 License; Section 200.4 Application; Section 200.5 Application Fees; Section 200.6 Action by Superintendent; Section 200.7 Compliance; Section 200.8 Capital Requirements; Section 200.9 Custody and Protection of Customer Assets; Section 200.10 Material Change to Business
Section 200.11 Change of Control
Summary: Get a handle on the digital currency revolution, and learn how to get on board The Bitcoin Big Bang is a guide to navigating the uncharted territory of digital currency. Written by CNBC contributor Brian Kelly, this book goes beyond Bitcoin 101 to explain how this transformative technology is about to change the world. Digital currency is thrown into perspective against the history of payment systems and its own evolution, as readers are invited to explore the ways in which this technology is already changing the way business gets done. Readers gain insight into the mechanisms behind Bitcoin,
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THE BITCOIN BIG BANG; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; About the Author; 1 Bitcoin Is a Bubble; The Quest to Buy Bitcoin; Bitcoin Enlightenment; Currencies Are a Matter of Trust; What Is Bitcoin?; Is It a Currency?; Its Revolutionary; 2 Understanding the Digital Gold Rush; The Language of Bitcoin; The Blockchain; Public and Private Keys; The Role of Miners; How Do I Buy Bitcoin?; Exchange versus Broker; Who "Gets" It?; The Gold Rush Is Just Starting; 3 Bitcoin Is More than Digital Gold; Searching for Satoshi; The Search; Why Is Satoshi a Genius?; Bigger than Satoshi

4 Byzantine Generals ProblemHow Does Bitcoin Solve the BGP?; 51 Percent Attack; An Elegant Solution; 5 A Decentralized Financial System; Grand De-Central Station; Whats at Stake?; Central Banks; Bitcoin Is the Catalyst; 6 What Do You Call a Bitcoin Miner? A Banker; How Does a Bitcoin Transaction Work?; What Is Cryptography?; Still Want to Be a Miner?; Do We Need Another Bitcoin?; 7 Nautiluscoin-0 to 1 Million in 60 Days; Creating the Coin; Did It Work?; 8 Building the Nautiluscoin Economy; Dynamic Proof-of-Stake; Nautiluscoin Gross Domestic Product Target; Algorithmic Monetary Policy

Other Policy ToolsAlternative to Gold; Money, Made Better; Financial Market Integration; Special Drawing Rights; Why NAUT?; 9 Investing and Trading in Alternative Currencies; A New Investment Class; Valuation; Exchanges; Investment Vehicles; Winkelvoss ETF; Bitcoin Investment Trust; Asset Class Growth; 10 Regulation; Regulatory Agencies; FINCEN; New York Department of Finance; Challenges to Regulation; Pushing on a String; 11 Smart Money: Set It and Forget It; Rules of the Road; Smart Contracts and Property; Ethereum; Cryptoequities: A New Type of Investment

Decentralized Autonomous OrganizationsProfessor Money; 12 Everything You Know about Business Is Wrong; Cryptonomics; Growth Share Matrix; Learning Curve Effects; Porters Three Generic Strategies; Human Resource Management; Fueling the Sharing Economy; The Future Just Might Work; Appendix 1 Department of the Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Guidance; Currency vs. Virtual Currency; Background; Definitions of User, Exchanger, and Administrator; Users of Virtual Currency; Administrators and Exchangers of Virtual Currency; a. E-Currencies and E-Precious Metals

b. Centralized Virtual Currenciesc. De-Centralized Virtual Currencies; Providers and Sellers of Prepaid Access; Dealers in Foreign Exchange; Appendix 2 New York State Department of Financial Services Proposed New York Codes, Rules and Regulations; Section 200.1 Introduction; Section 200.2 Definitions; Section 200.3 License; Section 200.4 Application; Section 200.5 Application Fees; Section 200.6 Action by Superintendent; Section 200.7 Compliance; Section 200.8 Capital Requirements; Section 200.9 Custody and Protection of Customer Assets; Section 200.10 Material Change to Business

Section 200.11 Change of Control

Get a handle on the digital currency revolution, and learn how to get on board The Bitcoin Big Bang is a guide to navigating the uncharted territory of digital currency. Written by CNBC contributor Brian Kelly, this book goes beyond Bitcoin 101 to explain how this transformative technology is about to change the world. Digital currency is thrown into perspective against the history of payment systems and its own evolution, as readers are invited to explore the ways in which this technology is already changing the way business gets done. Readers gain insight into the mechanisms behind Bitcoin,

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BRIAN KELLY is a CNBC contributor who regularly appears on Fast Money, Halftime Report , and The Kudlow Report . His 20 years of success in U.S. and foreign currency and equities trading have gained him enormous respect among the clients of his investment management firm, Brian Kelly Capital, LLC, which focuses on global macro and currency investing. Brian holds an MBA from Babson Graduate School of Business, with a concentration in finance and econometrics.

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