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Crypto uncovered : the evolution of bitcoin and the crypto currency marketplace

Author: Sarah Swammy; Richard Thompson; Marvin Loh
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Crypto currency integrated BlockChain under Virtual Scalable Enterprises is a widely debated and earnestly discussed topic in the technology arena. Executives at the largest institutions are calling crypto currency fraudulent while high-level institutional banking professionals are leaving their positions to jump into crypto technology, regulation and investment opportunities as industries advance towards adoption.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1047621367
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Swammy; Richard Thompson; Marvin Loh
ISBN: 9781613989241 1613989245 9783030001353 3030001350
OCLC Number: 1083522297
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 181 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1: History of Money. Barter; Moving Beyond Barter; The Illustrious History of Shell Money; From Shells to Coins and Paper; The Role of Gold in Money; Determining the Value of Money --
2: Tales from the Crypt: The Dawn of Crypto Currency. Development of Bitcoin; Bitcoin Versus Fiat; History of Fiat Money; How Bitcoin and Crypto Currencies Can Change the Existing System --
3: Silk Road to Wall Street: Accepting Crypto Currency as a Tradable Asset. Trying to Determine ValueImportant Developments in the Evolution of Trading Crypto Currencies; Nuances in Trading Crypto Currencies; How Trading of Traditional Financial Securities Is Structured; What's Different in Trading Crypto Assets; Using Wall Street for Crypto Investing; Governments Get Involved; Regulations Emerge and Are Often Welcome; ICOs: Crypto Currencies' Hottest Trend --
4: Crypto Currency: What Do We Know About Investment Performance and Risk? Introduction; Prior Empirical Literature on Crypto Currency Pricing and Returns; Bitcoin Returns and Risks Relative to Established Financial AssetsComparative Financial Performance of Alternative Crypto Currencies; Establishment of Exchange-Traded Funds, Options, and Future Contracts on Crypto Currency; Conclusions and Future Directions in Research --
5: Managing the Crypto Marketplace. Early Days of Bitcoin; Establishing a Baseline Value for Bitcoin; Silk Road; Creating a Store of Value; The Market Awakens; Participant Management; Role Management; Actions and Entitlements; Events and Activities --
6: Crypto Currency: The Birth of an ICO. Crypto Currency; How Crypto Currency Works; Types of Crypto Currency; Transactional; Platform; Utility Tokens; Ethereum; Smart Contract; How to Launch an ICO; Build the Product; Write the White Paper; Perform Legal Checks; Create the Token; Security Audit; Leadership; Manage the Community; ICO Crowd Sale; Ethereum Development Model; Solidity Programming Language; Smart Contract; Creating a Truffle Project; Creating the Smart Contract; Compile the Smart Contract; Migration; Testing the Smart Contract; Develop the User Interface; Installation of Web 3; Instantiation of Contract; UI Update; Manipulating the Adopt Function; Completion of the Application; Create an ERC 20 Token on Ethereum; LUCKY Coin: Decentralized Pet Care Blockchain Solution Features; ERC 20 Token Definition for LUCKY DOG; Token Smart Contract Specification; Minimum Viable Token; Create an ICO (Crowd Sale) Contract on Ethereum; LUCKY Token contract definition; ICO Smart Contract Specification; ICO Smart Contract Code; ICO Smart Contract Flow Diagram --
7: Creation of a Distributed Ledger. Blockchain; Hash; Block; Mining; Bitcoin; Crypto Currency Wallet; Types of Wallets; Wallet Security --
8. ICO Regulatory and Reporting Framework. --
9. Crypto Currency: Another Block in the Continuum of Value Exchange. --10. A Vision for the Future: The Bermuda FinTech Story.
Responsibility: Sarah Swammy, Richard Thompson and Marvin Loh.

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"Crypto currency integrated BlockChain under Virtual Scalable Enterprises is a widely debated and earnestly discussed topic in the technology arena. Executives at the largest institutions are calling crypto currency fraudulent while high-level institutional banking professionals are leaving their positions to jump into crypto technology, regulation and investment opportunities as industries advance towards adoption. The narratives on these topics are diametrically opposite and polarizing on both side of the debate. While this debate has many layers from a government regulatory side to social impact to the practicality of everyday use of crypto currencies in developing markets, it is safe to assume that crypto currencies or utility tokens are more than a global phenomenon and are now becoming a working framework for optional modes of business. This book demystifies what crypto currency is, how it is used, and what it means to the consumer, investor, and the future of our global currency marketplace. By providing the historical backdrop to the market, authors Sarah Swammy, Richard Thompson, and Marvin Loh provide a clear definition of what crypto-currencies actually are, how they are being used and by whom, and the unique reasons why they have gone from back street to Main Street almost overnight. The book will also delve into the government's role in regulating this commerce medium. Lastly, the authors will look at the current global monetary policy and discuss if this type of currency phenomena was a direct result while also examining the potential risk and rewards for investors and the economy."--Provided by publisher.

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