Cryptocurrencies and the Blockchain Revolution
Bitcoin and Beyond
In January 2009, a mysterious software developer, Satoshi Nakamoto, exchanged a specially designed code with another developer. The code was a digital currency that Nakamoto had proposed several months before in a paper titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.” This was the first Bitcoin transaction.
Since then, Bitcoin has become the face of a tech revolution in digital cryptocurrencies based on blockchain technology. Its success has sparked a tech revolution that could fundamentally change global economics. Author Brendan January delves into the world of coders, libertarians, criminals, financial regulators, and crypto-detectives to understand what digital cryptocurrencies have to offer, their limitations and potential pitfalls, security issues, and how they may affect government and financial regulations in the future.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|Genre||Science, Young Adult|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Technology/Coding|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Twenty-First Century Books ™|
|Number of Pages||96|
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