Recommended Cryptocurrency Books

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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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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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So how do I actually purchase crypto currency and Bitcoin?

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Last time we went through the various ways that you can get hold of some crypto currency and Bitcoin. In this article, I am going to take you through the most common method of getting bitcoins. Purchasing them with fiat currency!

Buying bitcoins can be harder than you might initially expect as the industry is still in it’s fledgling years. However, there are still many different ways, so let’s take a look at each of them in turn.

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How to get crypto currency and Bitcoin

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In the last article we explored the different types of Bitcoin wallet and took a look at some recommendations for each of them. However, having a new fangled digital wallet isn’t all that exciting if you don’t have any bitcoin to store in it!

In this article, we are going to explore the different ways that you can get hold of bitcoin (and by extension, other crypto currencies too).

There are four main ways that you can get hold of crypto currency and bitcoin:

  1. Be given a small amount via a tip or from a faucet
  2. Mine as part of a mining pool
  3. Earn bitcoin as payment for work under taken
  4. Purchase bitcoin directly

Let’s explore each of these in more detail…

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