Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond
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
* Portfolio management techniques to maximize returns while managing risk
* Historical context and tips to navigate inevitable bubbles and manias
* Practical guides to exchanges, wallets, capital market vehicles, and ICOs
* 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 that trade 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.
Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, ICO, blockchain, mining... When hearing those words just a couple of years back, people used to say:
It’s a scam, financial bubble
There is no point in investing, the price is too low
No country will ever recognize cryptocurrency
It’s an obvious pyramid scheme
It’s a sort of amusement for nerds
It's not serious, it will collapse in a couple of years.
Until recently, cryptocurrency had been viewed as a sort of amusement for a handful of the chosen who bought and sold something and believed that a new currency would make a hit one day!
You surely were also among those people who did not take Bitcoin and cryptocurrency seriously, but the current events gag even the biggest skeptics.
- The price of the most popular cryptocurrency repeatedly breaks all the unthinkable records.
- The world's largest economies – India and Japan – recognized Bitcoin as the official currency. The US authorities recognized cryptocurrency as the asset. And this is just the beginning.
Mining on an industrial scale
The cryptocurrency market is extremely fast-changing, and it is almost impossible to monitor the situation and make the right decisions on your own. Most people have no proper experience, time and money for that. My book gives basic yet quite extensive information for those people who do not chase a rainbow but want to build a long-term profitable business in one of the cryptocurrency areas: from mining to investing.
So, this book is not about:
Illegal ways of making money
Praising cryptocurrency and urging you to invest in it to the last penny
Fraud techniques and making a fast buck
Boring and pointless theory
Ways to earn millions without investments and risks
This book will help you get to learn the following:
Which way of making money in cryptocurrency market suits you best.
Where should you start if you have just $500.
What information about cryptocurrency the experts withhold (Take the rose-colored glasses off!).
How to elaborate a personal strategy, set up your own cryptocurrency business and earn your first $3,000-10,000 as early as 2018.
I can also guarantee that you:
Puzzle out the main present-day currency trend even if you are clueless about economics, finance and technology.
Understand whether you really want to invest in cryptocurrency (perhaps, this type of business doesn’t suit you at all and you will save your time)
Get to learn how to check the risks and not to invest in the first available currency
Having considered my experience, protect yourself from possible failures and pouring money down the drain which will inevitably happen if you go it blind.
Thus, my goal is fairly simple: help you set up and develop business in one of the cryptocurrency areas.
Find out 7 cryptocurrency investment strategies + 2 perfect strategies today!
Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain
Join the technological revolution that's taking the world of finance by storm. Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the knowledge you need to participate in the internet of money. Whether you're building the next killer app, investing in a startup, or simply curious about the technology, this revised and expanded second edition provides essential detail to get you started.
Bitcoin, the first successful decentralized digital currency, is still in its early stages and yet it's already spawned a multi-billion dollar global economy. This economy is open to anyone with the knowledge and passion to participate. Mastering Bitcoin provides the knowledge. You simply supply the passion.
The second edition includes:
A broad introduction to bitcoin--ideal for non-technical users, investors, and business executives
An explanation of the technical foundations of bitcoin and cryptographic currencies for developers, engineers, and software and systems architects
Details of the bitcoin decentralized network, peer-to-peer architecture, transaction lifecycle, and security principles
New developments such as Segregated Witness, Payment Channels, and Lightning Network
Improved explanations of keys, addresses and wallets
The Internet of Money
While many books explain the how of bitcoin, The Internet of Money delves into the why of bitcoin. Acclaimed information-security expert and author of Mastering Bitcoin, Andreas M. Antonopoulos examines and contextualizes the significance of bitcoin through a series of essays spanning the exhilarating maturation of this technology.
Bitcoin, a technological breakthrough quietly introduced to the world in 2008, is transforming much more than finance. Bitcoin is disrupting antiquated industries to bring financial independence to billions worldwide. In this book, Andreas explains why bitcoin is a financial and technological evolution with potential far exceeding the label "digital currency."
Andreas goes beyond exploring the technical functioning of the bitcoin network by illuminating bitcoin's philosophical, social, and historical implications. As the internet has essentially transformed how people around the world interact and has permanently impacted our lives in ways we never could have imagined, bitcoin--the internet of money--is fundamentally changing our approach to solving social, political, and economic problems through decentralized technology.
The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order
Bitcoin became a buzzword overnight. A cyber-enigma with an enthusiastic following, it pops up in headlines and fuels endless media debate. You can apparently use it to buy anything from coffee to cars, yet few people seem to truly understand what it is. This raises the question: Why should anyone care about bitcoin? In The Age of Cryptocurrency, Wall Street journalists Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey deliver the definitive answer to this question. Cybermoney is poised to launch a revolution, one that could reinvent traditional financial and social structures while bringing the world's billions of "unbanked" individuals into a new global economy. Cryptocurrency holds the promise of a financial system without a middleman, one owned by the people who use it and one safeguarded from the devastation of a 2008-type crash. But bitcoin, the most famous of the cybermoneys, carries a reputation for instability, wild fluctuation, and illicit business; some fear it has the power to eliminate jobs and to upend the concept of a nation-state. It implies, above all, monumental and wide-reaching change?for better and for worse. But it is here to stay, and you ignore it at your peril. Vigna and Casey demystify cryptocurrency its origins, its function, and what you need to know to navigate a cyber-economy. The digital currency world will look very different from the paper currency world; The Age of Cryptocurrency will teach you how to be ready.
Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money
A New York Times technology and business reporter charts the dramatic rise of Bitcoin and the fascinating personalities who are striving to create a new global money for the Internet age.
Digital Gold is New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper’s brilliant and engrossing history of Bitcoin, the landmark digital money and financial technology that has spawned a global social movement.
The notion of a new currency, maintained by the computers of users around the world, has been the butt of many jokes, but that has not stopped it from growing into a technology worth billions of dollars, supported by the hordes of followers who have come to view it as the most important new idea since the creation of the Internet. Believers from Beijing to Buenos Aires see the potential for a financial system free from banks and governments. More than just a tech industry fad, Bitcoin has threatened to decentralize some of society’s most basic institutions.
An unusual tale of group invention, Digital Gold charts the rise of the Bitcoin technology through the eyes of the movement’s colorful central characters, including an Argentinian millionaire, a Chinese entrepreneur, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, and Bitcoin’s elusive creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. Already, Bitcoin has led to untold riches for some, and prison terms for others.
Blockchain: Ultimate guide to understanding blockchain, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, smart contracts and the future of money
Blockchain technology has been called the greatest innovation since the internet. Governments and companies are rushing to implement blockchain technology in a range of areas that could impact every person on the planet within a few years. Is blockchain technology one of the greatest technological revolutions in history or is it just hype? Will blockchain technology cause governments and banking systems to change the way they process information or will it be business as usual? In this book, we’ll look at the answers to these questions along with addressing the different sides of the arguments, for and against, blockchain technology. Blockchain is not just bitcoin, blockchain technology is much bigger than bitcoin and it is predicted to change the world.
Blockchain: Ultimate guide to understanding blockchain, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, smart contracts and the future of money.
In this book you will learn :
What is the blockchain?
How blockchain works
Difference between blockchain and bitcoin
Benefits of using blockchain technology
Disadvantages / dangers of using blockchain technology
Blockchain and the finance industry
Blockchain and other industries
Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies
Impact of blockchain technology
The future of bitcoin and blockchain
Blockchain Technology Explained: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide About Blockchain Wallet, Mining, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Zcash, Monero, Ripple, Dash, IOTA and Smart Contracts
Instead of talking about investing, this book will focus on how blockchain technology works and how it might be used in the future. Topics you can expect to see in this book include:
What problem does blockchain solve?
How can technology make our institutions faster and less expensive?
Could technology replace our institutions (like governments, banks, etc) altogether?
How does blockchain build trust between strangers?
How does blockchain increase security for transactions and contracts?
Can blockchain be used outside of finance?
What is a block?
What is the chain and why do we need it?
What’s a technical explanation of what happens in the blockchain?
What is mining and why do we need it?
Are there alternatives to mining to create a blockchain?
What’s the story of Bitcoin?
Does Bitcoin have any problems?
What is Ethereum, and what is a smart contract?
Are there other blockchain technologies I should know about?
How are companies adopting blockchain?
What regulatory hurdles might slow blockchain adoption?
Whew, that’s a lot of questions. If you’re ready to tackle them, I’m ready
CRYPTOCURRENCY: Insider Secrets - 12 Exclusive Coins Under $1 with Potential for Huge Profits in 2018!
An opportunity to buy like an “insider” - with significant early adopter advantages.
An opportunity to experience your own huge Bitcoin-like returns!
Cryptocurrency: Insider’s Guide contains:
7 giant cryptocurrency mistakes that are guaranteed to lose you money - and how you can avoid making them - Page 19
A step-by-step guide on how to safely store your newly bought cryptocurrency - Page 31
The private coin that has increased in value 200% in the past 3 weeks alone - with more explosive gains to come! - Page 60
The number 1 period of time when you should NOT invest in a cryptocurrency (thousands have lost money by doing this) - Page 17
The US coin that just announced a partnership with a Chinese government agency (1ST) - Page 93
The coin with revolutionary technology allowing anyone access to a supercomputer - Page 51
The coin spearheaded by a true blockchain visionary, and one of Forbes Asia’s Business 30 under 30 (I guarantee no other book will mention this one) - Page 56
The undisputed biggest reason why amateurs LOSE money in the cryptocurrency market - and what you can do to prevent it - Page 20
The only gaming coin with actual ties to the casino industry (this is vital for future growth) - Page 69
The Chinese coin with an all-star development team and a very unique business proposition (this coin is a real wildcard with enormous potential) - Page 44
The coin that offers businesses an affordable solution to a billion dollar problem - Page 40
The coin that allows you to make completely hands-off, passive, while-you-sleep income with cryptocurrency - Page 64
These coins all have huge potential for gains of 10X or even 100X in the next 12 to 18 months.
Even if you think cryptocurrency is completely overwhelming and confusing - this book breaks everything down into simple, easy to understand language.
Unless you want another “if only” story - the time is now.
Blockchain Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction in 25 Steps
In 25 concise steps, you will learn the basics of blockchain technology. No mathematical formulas, program code, or computer science jargon are used. No previous knowledge in computer science, mathematics, programming, or cryptography is required. Terminology is explained through pictures, analogies, and metaphors.
This book bridges the gap that exists between purely technical books about the blockchain and purely business-focused books. It does so by explaining both the technical concepts that make up the blockchain and their role in business-relevant applications.
What You'll Learn
What the blockchain is
Why it is needed and what problem it solves
Why there is so much excitement about the blockchain and its potential
Major components and their purpose
How various components of the blockchain work and interact
Limitations, why they exist, and what has been done to overcome them
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Who This Book Is For
Everyone who wants to get a general idea of what blockchain technology is, how it works, and how it will potentially change the financial system as we know it