How the Code Rebels Beat the Government Saving Privacy in the Digital Age
|Published:||Dec 31 2001|
|Posted:||Nov 19 2014|
|Book size:||2.02 MB|
If you ever made a secure purchase with your credit card over the Internet, then you have seen cryptography, or "crypto", in action. From Stephen Levy, the author who made "hackers" a household word, comes this account of a revolution that is already affecting every citizen in twenty-first century. Crypto tells the inside story of how a group of "crypto labels", nerds and visionaries turned freedom figthers, teamed up with corporate interests to beat Big Brother and ensure our privacy on the Internet. Levy's history of one of the most controversial and important topics of the digital age reads like the best futuristic fiction.
Unlocking digital crypto-currencies
Mastering Bitcoin tells you everything you need to know about joining one of the most exciting revolutions since the invention of the web: digital money. Bitcoin is the first successful digital currency. It's instant, global, frictionless and it is changing money forever. Bitcoin is still in its infancy, and yet it has already spawned an economy valued at nearly $2 billion that is growing exponentially. Established companies like PayPal are considering adding bitcoin as a payment method, and investors are funding a flurry of new startups aiming to stake claims in a new industry that may rival the Internet in terms of scale and impact on daily life.If you're interested in learning more about the technical operation of bitcoin, or if you're building th...
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