Recommended Cryptocurrency Books

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Hello Reader,

Have you finished reading all my previous articles and find yourself with an insatiable desire for more crypto currency knowledge?

Then you’ve come to the right place, this post is dedicated to my favourite books on the subject. You’ll find no money-grabbing referral links here, just great content from some of my favourite authors in the space to continue your education.

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Understanding Crypto Market Basics

marketsHello Reader,

Firstly, let me apologise for the time since my last article, life has a habit of getting in the way. For my returning readers, you have my sincere thanks for continuing to check back during the temporary hiatus.

In my preceding articles, we have built an understanding of how crypto currency works and how you can get started using it. This article is going to take a more macro view of the crypto currency economy. We will begin with with the basics of commonly used terminology.

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Setting up a Parity Ethereum wallet

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In the last article I took you through the various types of Ethereum wallet including my personal recommendations. In this article, I am going to provide you with an in depth guide to my favourite wallet, Parity.

Parity is an in-browser desktop wallet and dapp browser which is available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. It is created by Parity technologies, a company setup by several alumni of the original Ethereum project, including Dr Gavin Wood.

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What is Ethereum?

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In my previous article we took a look at the different applications of blockchains and delved into the world of smart contracts. In this article we are going to explore a crypto currency built specifically around smart contracts, meet Ethereum.

Ethereum is a decentralised platform designed to run smart contracts originally proposed by Vitalik Buterin. The early development team grew rapidly with initial founders including Mihai Alisie, Anthony Di Iorio, Charles Hoskinson, Amir Chetrit, Dr Gavin Wood, Jeffrey Wilcke and Joseph Lubin.

Let’s take a few steps back to where it all began…

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Applications of blockchains

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I frequently get asked a specific question from people that are learning about blockchains. Often they are struggling to grasp exactly what they are capable of and why they are thought to be so revolutionary.

In this article, we are going to take a look at a number of examples of how blockchain technology can revolutionise existing industries or even create entirely new ones.

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How do Bitcoin fees work?

bitcoin feesHello Reader,

It’s time to talk about the elephant in the room, Bitcoin fees.

When Bitcoin first launched, the cost of each transaction fee was negligible and in many cases, you could send transactions with zero fees which would still be processed.

However, I’m afraid that time has long gone and the average cost of a transaction has now crept above a dollar.

So what happened?

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