Summary: Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey demystify the Internet's next big thing - the Blockchain - and explain why it can restore personal control over our data, assets, and identities and shift the balance of power to revive society's faith in itself. They reveal the disruption it promises for industries including finance, tech, legal, and shipping. This book reveals the empowerment possible when...
Publisher / Publication Date: St Martin's Press 2018
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 332.1 CAS
Summary: Ben Mezrich's 2009 bestseller The Accidental Billionaires is the definitive account of Facebook's founding and the basis for the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network. Two of the story's iconic characters are Harvard students Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss: identical twins, Olympic rowers, and foils to Mark Zuckerberg. Bitcoin Billionaires is the story of the brothers' redemption and...
Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2019
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 MEZ
Summary: "The slippery online ecosystem of encrypted messages, leaked documents, black markets, cryptocurrencies, and fake Facebook profiles (68 million of them) is the perfect breeding ground for identities. Some are true, some are false, and some lie in between. The old Internet shorthand IRL--"in real life"--now seems naïve. We no longer question the reality of online experiences, but rather the...
Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.3 OHA
Summary: "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...
Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2015