Leading minds of crypto space are always ready to share their knowledge and forecasts for the future of new revolutionary technologies. In this article, compulsory reading books in English are selected for those who want to understand crypto-technologies.
There is no doubt that Bitcoin and blockade are defying the principles of the world economy, as well as creating an opportunity for political change. Many people would like to take part in these changes, but first they need to understand how these technologies work.
1. Mastering Bitcoin, author Andreas Antonopoulos.
Andreas Antonopoulos is one of the Jedi in the eighth galaxy of Bitcoin. He consults many start-ups based on Bitcoin, teaches digital currencies at the University of Nicosia and conducts a podcast on Let’s talk Bitcoin.
The book about the crypto currency «Mastering Bitcoin» is written for programmers who want to learn how crypto currency works, how to use them and create software that works with them. It is worth noting that not only programmers can read and understand the first five chapters of the book, since the world of digital money is very easily described in them.
2. «Blockchain: A New Economy Scenario» by Melanie Swan.
Melanie Swan is the founder of the «Institute for the study of blockade» — an independent organization that studies the applications of the distributed registry. The book will be useful to those who want to understand the principles of the work of the detachment and its application in real life. Swen try to talk about the work of the decentralized digital register, which you need to get acquainted with before learning Bitcoin.
Of course, Bitcoin and blocking are inseparable, but Swan wants readers to understand practical scenarios of using the registry, its regulation and the value of proof-of-existence.
3. «Blockchain Revolution», authors Don and Alex Tapscott.
Some time ago, there was already talk about Don Tapscott and his ideas about how a blockage could undermine the activities of services like AirBnb and Uber. This is just one example of the ideas of Tepskott about the blockade and about what revolutionary invention is the distributed registry.
Tapskott himself owns the authorship of a new book called «The Revolution of the Blockbuster,» in which he explains the scenarios for using blockade and its use in everyday life. The book comes out on May 10, and Tapskott has already told how unique it is to be:
The «blockade revolution» is not just the «best» book. This is the only book, the most important book about the revolution of the blockade, «he says.
Authors launch a campaign containing a set of infographics about the main themes of the book about crypto-currencies for all who will make an advance order for the book «The Revolution of the Blockbuster».
Infographics will be the following: Blockchain and the Music Industry, Blockchain Business Models and Overcoming Obstacles. To receive this additional material, you must pre-order the book and send a confirmation letter to Amazon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. «The era of the crypto currency: how Bitcoin and blockade defy the principles of the world economy», by Paul
Vigna and Michael J. Cayce Casey).
WSJ journalist Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey wrote this book in January 2015. They decided to write the book in the block: it was the first major publication, posted in a distributed registry. Thus, the authors of the book wanted to demonstrate that the blockade is not only the subject of the book. «The era of crypto» has a lot of positive reviews and is the 11th most popular place in the ranking of books about digital currencies on Amazon.
5. Science of the Blockchain, author Roger Wattenhofer.
Roger Wattenhofer teaches at the ETH Zurich Institute in Zurich, before that he worked at the University of Brown and took part in scientific research of Microsoft. During his career, he published more than 250 articles on science and crypto-currencies.
«The science of blockade» explains the main methods used in the creation of fault-tolerant distributed systems by scientific language. It presents various protocols and algorithms that allow performing error-tolerant operations. It also contains an in-depth review of some systems that employ such techniques.
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