Looking Forward: Cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Blockchain and Beyond, 1st Edition

  • Published By: New York Times Educational Pub
  • ISBN-10: 1642821268
  • ISBN-13: 9781642821260
  • DDC: 658.84
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Overview

The worlds of finance and technology have been rocked by Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies: encrypted digital currency created by complex computer algorithms. First developed in 2009 and launching several speculative frenzies, cryptocurrencies have created and destroyed fortunes over their turbulent history. Across years of New York Times articles, readers will discover the unfolding story of a technology that, while rarely performing as promised, has produced profound effects that cannot be ignored.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
The Search for a Private Virtual Currency.
1: Golden Cyberfetters.
2: Virtual Currency Gains Ground in Actual World.
3: A Bitcoin Puzzle: Heads, It's Excitement. Tails, It's Anxiety..
4: Why Bitcoin Matters.
5: The Bitcoin Ideology.
6: Decoding the Enigma of Satoshi Nakamoto and the Birth of Bitcoin.
Anonymous Crime, Data Breaches and Coming Regulations.
7: Anonymous Payment Schemes Thriving on Web.
8: Disruptions: A Digital Underworld Cloaked in Anonymity.
9: Bitcoin Scandal Reflects Popularity of Virtual Currency in China.
10: Apparent Theft at Mt. Gox Shakes Bitcoin World.
11: Bitcoin Is Not Yet Ready for the Real World.
12: To Instill Love of Bitcoin, Backers Work to Make It Safe.
13: As Bitcoin Bubble Loses Air, Frauds and Flaws Rise to Surface.
Bitcoin Bubbles and Busts: Behind the Volatility.
14: Bubble or No, This Virtual Currency Is a Lot of Coin in Any Realm.
15: Chinese Bitcoin Investors Fret as Value of Virtual Currency Plunges.
16: Bitcoin Is a Protocol. Bitcoin Is a Brand..
17: Grandpa Had a Pension. This Generation Has Cryptocurrency..
18: Is There a Cryptocurrency Bubble? Just Ask Doge..
19: Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You're Not.
20: Bitcoin Falls Below $10,000 as Virtual Currency Bubble Deflates.
Mainstreaming Bitcoin: Inventing Business Models.
21: Bitcoin Pursues the Mainstream.
22: Data Security Is Becoming the Sparkle in Bitcoin.
23: How China Took Center Stage in Bitcoin's Civil War.
24: In China's Hinterlands, Workers Mine Bitcoin for a Digital Fortune.
25: Coinbase: The Heart of the Bitcoin Frenzy.
26: How the Winklevoss Twins Found Vindication in a Bitcoin Fortune.
27: There Is Nothing Virtual about Bitcoin's Energy Appetite.
Alternative Coins in Cryptocurrency's Social Vision.
28: In Bitcoin's Orbit: Rival Virtual Currencies Vie for Acceptance.
29: Ethereum, a Virtual Currency, Enables Transactions That Rival Bitcoin's.
30: Ripple Aims to Put Every Transaction on One Ledger.
31: A Venture Fund with Plenty of Virtual Capital, but No Capitalist.
32: Easiest Path to Riches on the Web? An Initial Coin Offering.
33: Some Bitcoin Backers Are Defecting to Create a Rival Currency.
34: Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble.
35: Making a Crypto Utopia in Puerto Rico.
36: Have a Cryptocurrency Company? Bermuda, Malta or Gibraltar Wants You.
Glossary.
Media Literacy Terms.
Media Literacy Questions.
Citations.
Index.