Fall 2020

Cryptocurrencies and the Blockchain Revolution

Bitcoin and Beyond

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

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.

Format Your Price
978-1-5415-7877-7
On pre-order until 10/06/2020
$27.99
978-1-7284-0159-1
On pre-order until 10/06/2020
$41.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Category STEM, STEM: Technology/Coding
Copyright 2021
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 96
Publication Date 2020-10-06
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS YAN013030, YAN055040, YAN010000
Dewey 332.4
Dimensions 6 x 9
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, and Source notes

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“A balanced, reputable reference.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Brendan January

Brendan January is an award-winning author of more than twenty nonfiction books for YA readers. He lives with his wife and two children in Maplewood, New Jersey.