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Bitcoin and the future of money

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Bitcoin first appeared in 2009. The digital currency can be nearly anonymous and it can be traded internationally, without the fees, government regulation, and bank oversight of paper money. But Bitcoin is still risky. Its value fluctuates wildly. More than $400 billion of it disappeared overnight with the fall of a single trading exchange. How is that possible? And why is it so popular? CNNMoney reporter Jose Pagliery explains how Bitcoin works and why it matters.

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Wadsworth Library - Geneseo 332.42 PAG (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781629370361
  • ISBN: 1629370363
  • Physical Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Triumph Books LLC, [2014]

Content descriptions

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"How does it work? How do you invest? How risky is it?"--Cover.
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Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Baby steps -- The birth of Bitcoin -- Bitcoin explained -- Using it in real life -- But is it money? -- The case for Bitcoin -- The case against Bitcoin -- The rise and fall of Mt.Gox -- The dark side of Bitcoin -- How governments are responding -- Do androids dream of electric money? -- Final thoughts.
Summary, etc.:
Bitcoin first appeared in 2009. The digital currency can be nearly anonymous and it can be traded internationally, without the fees, government regulation, and bank oversight of paper money. But Bitcoin is still risky. Its value fluctuates wildly. More than $400 billion of it disappeared overnight with the fall of a single trading exchange. How is that possible? And why is it so popular? CNNMoney reporter Jose Pagliery explains how Bitcoin works and why it matters.
Subject: Money.
Tokens.
Exchange.
Electronic commerce.
Electronic funds transfers.


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