My new book!

bbcoverI’m excited to announce the publication of my latest book, Bitcoin Basics: 101 Questions and Answers.

I’ve been interested in Bitcoin for a few years now, but unlike the media obsession with Bitcoin as a speculative investment, I have been fascinated by the technology and economics behind Bitcoin. As a payment network, Bitcoin is a technological marvel, allowing secure transfer of value without a trusted third-party. As a currency, Bitcoin upends the conventional wisdom of how modern currencies are supposed to work – it isn’t government-controlled, and it has a limited supply.

However, I’ve found that most people are only vaguely aware of Bitcoin, and the little they know consists of half-truths and propaganda (either for or against). So I decided to write this short, easy-to-read book in order to answer the most common questions I’ve heard regarding the cryptocurrency.

The table of contents gives a general layout of the topics I cover:

  1. Bitcoin Basics
  2. Bitcoin as a Payment Network
  3. Bitcoin as Currency
  4. Ownership of Bitcoin Network
  5. Technological Advantages of Bitcoin
  6. Economic Advantages of Bitcoin
  7. Using Bitcoin
  8. Cost of Using Bitcoin
  9. Bitcoin Mining
  10. Anonymity of Using Bitcoin
  11. Security of Bitcoin
  12. Value of Bitcoin
  13. Objections to Bitcoin
  14. The Future of Bitcoin

I think this book will help explain Bitcoin to the laymen, so if you are interested in Bitcoin, or know someone else who is, buy this book!