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Okay, so what´s Bitcoin? It´s not an actual coin, it´s "cryptocurrency"; a digital form of payment that is produced ("mined") by lots of people worldwide. It allows for peer-to-peer transactions instantly worldwide, for free or at very low cost. Bitcoin was invented after decades of research into cryptography by software developer Satoshi Nakamoto (believed to be a pseudonym), who designed the alogorithm and introduced it in 2009. His true identity remains a mystery. How does Bitcoin work? Internet users transfer digital assets (bits) to each other on a network. There is no Online bank; rather, Bitcoin has been described as an Internet-wide distributed ledger. Users buy Bitcoin with cash or by selling a product or service for Bitcoin. Bitcoin wallets store and use this digital currency. Users may sell out of this virtual ledger by trading their Bitcoin to someone else who wants in. Anyone can do this, anywhere in the world. There are smartphone apps for conducting mobile Bitcoin transactions, and Bitcoin exchanges are populating the Internet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jimmy Kieffer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105930/bk_acx0_105930_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beginning to invest or trade in cryptocurrencies can be overwhelming at first. There is the bitcoin, litecoin, monero, dash, ethereum, and much more. There are some excellent investments and some great projects out there but with anything you are about to undertake, you must face the first step: to have a cryptocurrency wallet. All right, so you need a wallet, but which one to choose from? Should you go for the one that’s free or one that you have to purchase? Should you keep your cryptocurrencies online? Or do you need cold storage? Are you thinking about the best way to secure your cryptocurrencies for long term? Or perhaps all you want is to trade? Are you considering running a business where you wish to take cryptocurrency payments but not sure what kinds of wallet you would need? Are you thinking about receiving your wages in cryptocurrency? Or thinking about paying your employees in cryptocurrencies? Do you want to support someone anonymously by giving away bitcoins, maybe to a charity or to loved ones, but not sure how to start? Don’t worry, you will find answers to all your questions and more in this audiobook! In this audiobook, I will focus mainly on cryptocurrency wallet technology but also dive into the details of how to buy bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies from multiple online exchanges, and how to transfer those funds from hot wallets to hardware wallets, By the end of this guide, you will able to confidently create your own wallet including a paper wallet, and online wallet, a desktop wallet, and a mobile wallet so you can start investing in bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. Furthermore, you will learn where to buy the most secured hardware wallets for the cheapest price possible; how to install them; how to make cryptocurrency transactions by either sending or receiving; and much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matyas J.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114508/bk_acx0_114508_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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Bit by Bit: How P2P Is Freeing the World argues that today´s emergent technology is about more than new and cool toys. Jeffrey Tucker, CLO of Liberty.me and Distinguished Fellow of the Foundation for Economic Education, argues that peer-to-peer technology is forging a new and brighter social, economic, and political order. People tend to look at innovations in isolation. Here is my new e-reader. Here is an app I like. Here is my new mobile device and computer. Even bitcoin is routinely analyzed and explained in terms of its properties as an alternative to national currencies, as if there were no more than that at stake. But actually there is a historical trajectory at work here, one that we can trace through its logic, implementation, and spread. It´s the same logic that led from the dial phone at the county store, operated by people pulling and plugging in wires, to the wireless smartphone in your pocket that contains the whole store of human knowledge. It´s all about technology in the service of individuation. Once you understand the driving ethos and voluntarism, creativity, networks, individual initiative; you can see the outlines of a new social structure emerging within our time, an order that defies a century of top-down planning and nation-state restriction. It is coming about not because of political reform. It is not any one person´s creation. It is not happening because a group of elite intellectuals advocated it. The new world is emerging organically, and messily, from the ground up, as an extension of unrelenting creativity and experimentation. In the end, it is emerging out of an anarchist order that no one in particular controls and no one in particular can fully understand. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Larry Wayne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046892/bk_acx0_046892_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bitcoin is starting to come into its own as a digital currency, but the blockchain technology behind it could prove to be much more significant. This book takes you beyond the currency (´´Blockchain 1.0´´) and smart contracts (´´Blockchain 2.0´´) to demonstrate how the blockchain is in position to become the fifth disruptive computing paradigm after mainframes, PCs, the Internet, and mobile/social networking. Author Melanie Swan, Founder of the Institute for Blockchain Studies, explains that the blockchain is essentially a public ledger with potential as a worldwide, decentralized record for the registration, inventory, and transfer of all assets?not just finances, but property and intangible assets such as votes, software, health data, and ideas. Topics include: * Concepts, features, and functionality of Bitcoin and the blockchain * Using the blockchain for automated tracking of all digital endeavors * Enabling censorship?resistant organizational models * Creating a decentralized digital repository to verify identity * Possibility of cheaper, more efficient services traditionally provided by nations * Blockchain for science: making better use of the data-mining network * Personal health record storage, including access to one?s own genomic data * Open access academic publishing on the blockchain This book is part of an ongoing O?Reilly series. Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Crypto-Currencies introduces Bitcoin and describes the technology behind Bitcoin and the blockchain. Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy considers theoretical, philosophical, and societal impact of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.
Unsere Welt wird immer digitaler - und das wirkt sich auch auf die Nachfolgeplanung aus. Fand man die für die Nachlassabwicklung maßgeblichen Unterlagen und Dokumente bisher im heimischen Aktenordner, werden diese Dinge zunehmend als Dateien auf dem heimischen Computer, auf mobilen Datenträgern und in ´´Clouds´´ gespeichert. Die Kommunikation im privaten und beruflichen Kontext verschiebt sich mehr und mehr hin zu E-Mails, Chats, etc. Es bilden sich zudem ganz neue Berufsgruppen, wie etwa V-Logger, deren gesamte Geschäftstätigkeit im Netz stattfindet. Darüber hinaus zeigen digitale Musik- und Buchsammlungen oder die Internetwährung ´´Bit-Coins´´ auf, welche Vermögenswerte sich im Netz finden. Wie gehen wir mit diesem digitalen Vermögen um? Kann das vor fast 120 Jahren in Kraft getretene BGB diese neuen Sachverhalte überhaupt noch lösen? Reicht das normale Handwerkszeug, etwa Vorsorgevollmacht und Testament, noch aus, um den Nachlass zu regeln? Oder hilft nur der Ruf nach dem Gesetzgeber? Aktuelle Entscheidungen zum Thema, wie die Facebook-Entscheidung des KG Berlin vom 31.5.2017 (Az. 21 U 9/16), belegen sowohl die Brisanz des Themas als auch die vorherrschende Rechtsunsicherheit. Die Autoren zeigen anhand zahlreicher Beispiele Wege auf, wie der Nachlass 2.0 mit dem heutigen Recht in den Griff zu bekommen ist. Dabei geben sie rechtsmethodisch fundiert konkrete Anleitungen für das Vorgehen in der Praxis. Insbesondere folgende Schwerpunkte werden ausführlich und praxisorientiert behandelt: - Was ist der digitale Nachlass? - Rechte der Angehörigen und Erben - Persönlichkeitsrecht, Datenschutz und Fernmeldegeheimnis - Rechte der Kommunikationspartner - AGB der Provider - Legitimation als Rechtsnachfolger - IPR - Strafrechtliche Fragestellungen - Gestaltung