Crypto and Blockchain for Beginners: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Cryptocurrency and Blockchain for Beginners

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Crypto and Blockchain for Beginners

Crypto and Blockchain for Beginners is an introduction to the worlds of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. It is not an in-depth technical field manual for programmers and developers, but a fun yet educational book to help everyone understand the functions of blockchain and cryptocurrency.
After finishing this book, you will be able to understand the concepts and happily engage in conversations with your new found knowledge. Complete with case studies, this is the only book you will need to expand your knowledge on the topics of crypto and blockchain.

This book will give you the knowledge about:
 
Chapter 1: Blockchain

  • Introduction to Blockchain
  • Decentralization
  • Structure and Immutability
  • Transparency and Anonymity
  • Cryptography

Case Studies:

  • Case Study #1 – Transactions on the Blockchain
  • Case Study #2 – General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Case Study #3 – The Equifax Breach

Chapter 2: History

  • Electronic Cash
  • Smart Contracts
  • Bitcoin
  • Blockchain 2.0
  • Blockchain Today

Case Studies:

  • Case Study #4 – Becoming e-Estonian
  • Case Study #5 – Banking the Unbanked

Chapter 3: Cryptocurrencies

  • Introduction
  • Technology
  • Criminals
  • Accessing Cryptocurrencies and Wallets
  • Public and Private Keys
  • Tokens or Coins or Both?
  • Volatility of Cryptocurrencies and Who Controls the Price
  • Creation of a Personal Token/Coin

Examples:

  • Bitcoin [BTC]
  • Ethereum [ETH]
  • Ripple [XRP]
  • Bitcoin Cash [BCH]
  • Cardano [ADA]
  • Litecoin [LTC]
  • NEO [NEO]
  • Stellar [XLM]
  • Monero [XMR]
  • EOS [EOS]
  • Dash [DASH]
  • IOTA [MIOTA]
  • NEM [XEM]

Case Studies:

  • Case Study #6 – What is Gas?
  • Case Study #7 – SegWit

 
Chapter 4: Smart Contracts  

  • What are Smart Contracts?
  • Concept
  • Example
  • Uses for Smart Contracts
  • Conclusion

 
Chapter 5: Cryptography

  • Introduction
  • Uses
  • How it Works
  • Encryptions and Keys
  • Hashing
  • What’s the Difference Between Hashing and Encryption?
  • Multisig – Multi Signature Cryptography
  • Hybrid Cryptography
  • Conclusion

 
Chapter 6: ITOs and ICOs

  • What are ITOs/ICOs?
  • Why are Some Countries Banning ITOs/ICOs?
  • Conclusion

 
Chapter 7: How to Choose an ICO to Invest in

  • Funds Raised With ICOs in 2016 vs 2017
  • ICOs by Category in 2018
  • Scammers
  • Phishing and Fake ICOs
  • What to Look for Before Investing in ICOs
  • Conclusion

 
Chapter 8: Transactions on the Blockchain

  • Introduction
  • Understanding a Bitcoin Transaction
  • Transactions, Hash Function and Hash Value
  • Block Headers, Mining and Rewards
  • Mining in Bitcoin
  • Problems With Mining
  • Blockchains and Algorithms

 
Rapid Fire Q&A

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