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- DescriptionBitcoin became a buzzword overnight. A cyber-enigma with an enthusiastic following, it pops up in headlines and fuels endless media debate. You can apparently use it to buy anything from coffee to cars, yet few people seem to truly understand what it is. This raises the question: Why should anyone care about bitcoin? In The Age of Cryptocurrency, Wall Street journalists Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey deliver the definitive answer to this question. Cybermoney is poised to launch a revolution, one that could reinvent traditional financial and social structures while bringing the world's billions of unbanked individuals into a new global ecomy. Cryptocurrency holds the promise of a financial system without a middleman, one owned by the people who use it and one safeguarded from the devastation of a 2008-type crash. But bitcoin, the most famous of the cybermonies, carries a reputation for instability, wild fluctuation, and illicit business; some fear it has the power to eliminate jobs and to upend the concept of a nation state. It implies, above all, monumental and wide-reaching change-for better and for worse. But it is here to stay, and you igre it at your peril.Vigna and Casey demystify cryptocurrency-its origins, its function, and what you need to kw to navigate a cyber-ecomy. The digital currency world will look very different from the paper currency world; The Age of Cryptocurrency will teach you how to be ready.
- Author BiographyMICHAEL J. CASEY writes for The Wall Street Journal, covering global finance in his Horizons column. He is a frequent contributor to the Journal's MoneyBeat blog and co-authors the daily BitBeat with Paul Vigna. He is the host of the book-themed video series WSJ Afterword and a frequent guest on and host of The News Hub and MoneyBeat. His podcast on world economic affairs is forthcoming. Casey has written for such publications as Foreign Policy, The Washington Post, and The Financial Times. He is the author of two books: Che's Afterlife: The Legacy of an Image (Vintage, 2009), one of Michiko Kakutani's best books of 2009, and The Unfair Trade: How Our Broken Financial System Destroys the Middle Class (Crown, 2012). PAUL VIGNA is a markets reporter for The Wall Street Journal, covering equities and the economy. He is a columnist and anchor for MoneyBeat. Previously a writer and editor of the MarketTalk column in DowJones Newswires, he has been a guest on the Fox Business Network, CNN, the BBC, and the John Batchelor radio show. He has been interviewed by Bitcoin magazine and appeared on the Bitcoins & Gravy podcast, and boasts a collective 20 years of journalism experience.
- Author(s)Michael Casey,Paul Vigna
- PublisherSt. Martin's Press
- Date of Publication27/01/2015
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSt. Martin's Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight544 g
- Width165 mm
- Height241 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards,With dust jacket
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