Readers are Leaders. And if you want to become a leader in fintech, check out these books to learn more about fintech, blockchain and other emerging trends
Fintech is the most used buzzword in the finance industry. A lot of investments and emergence of new startups are raised in the developing fintech sector, completely disrupting the traditional banking and finance system by building innovative products. Since this industry is getting an enormous growth, many are doing their due diligence and research to learn more about this sector.
We all have faced a lot of challenges in finding the number of fintech books at a single place. In this article, we have accumulated all the books in different fields of fintech such as Blockchain, digital banking, Payments, P2P lending, Factoring, finance technology, etc.
I hope this article will be definitely helpful who want to learn every field of fintech. You can also contribute by giving your suggestions and opinions to improve this list and support the fintech ecosystem.
Author: Paolo Sironi
FinTech Innovation examines the rise of financial technology and its growing impact on the global banking industry. This book presents the analysis of the current shift and offers clear insight into what happens when established economic interests collide with social transformation. Social media, big data analytics and digital technology are disrupting the banking industry, which many have taken for granted as set in stone. This book shatters that assumption by illustrating the massive changes already underway and provides thought leader insight into the changes yet to come.
- Examine the depth and breadth of financial technology
- Learn how regulations are driving changing business models
- Discover why investors may become the price-makers
- Understand the forces at work behind the rise of FinTech
Author: Brett King
In BANK 3.0, Brett King looks at the latest trends that are redefining financial services and payments. From the global scramble for dominance of the mobile wallet, the expectations created by tablet computing, the operationalizing of the cloud and the explosion of social media he explores:
- How Social Media has exposed pricing, over-regulation, outdated processes and poor policy,
- How mobile technology is completely changing the context of banking,
- How customer advocacy is killing traditional brand marketing,
- The growth of the ‘de-banked’ consumer who doesn’t need a bank at all; and
- Why Banking is no longer a place you go, but something you do
Author: Brett King
“In the next 10 years, we’ll see more disruption and changes to the banking and financial industry than we’ve seen in the preceding 100 years.” – Brett King
Breaking Banks: The Innovators, Rogues, and Strategists Rebooting Banking is a unique collection of interviews take from across the global Financial Services Technology (or FinTech) domain detailing the stories, case studies, start-ups, and emerging trends that will define this disruption. Breaking Banks is the only record of its kind detailing the massive and dramatic shift occurring in the financial services space today.
Author: Chris Skinner
This book describes the strategies to become a digital bank and it will track the innovations in banking. In the 21st century, the digital bank creates a demand. They are following the different strategy. Day by day we are facing new technology in the banking sector and we will analysis marketplace. This book will explain the Consumer and corporate relationship with their bank using mobile internet.
Digital Bank tracks the innovations in banking and how the mobile internet is changing the dynamics of consumer and corporate relationships with their banks. The implication is that banks must become digitised, and that is a challenge as becoming a Digital Bank demands new services focused upon 21st-century technologies. Digital Bank not only includes extensive guidance and background on the digital revolution in banking, but also in-depth analysis of the activities of incumbent banks such as Barclays in the UK and mBank in Poland, as well as new start-ups such as Metro Bank and disruptive new models of banking such as FIDOR Bank in Germany. Add on to these a comprehensive sprinkling of completely new models of finance, such as Zopa and Bitcoin, and you can see that this book is a must-have for anyone involved in the future of business, commerce and banking.
Author: Jonathan McMillan
In this thought-provoking book, Jonathan McMillan dissects banking to reveal its inner workings. He cuts through the complexity of modern finance and explains how banking almost crashed our financial system. Banking is broken, and McMillan reveals why we can no longer fix it.
The End of Banking transforms our understanding of the financial system. It identifies the root cause of today’s problems with banking and presents a solution that stands out against existing reform proposals.
Author: Sankar Krishnan
This book describes the how to profit from the revolution in retail financial services. It is the outline of mobile banking strategy, and how it will deliver excellent services to users. In this book, the author explores mobile payment system and how it will offer a wealth of financial opportunity. Discussions include the risk and hazards of mobile banking.
The Power of Mobile Banking: How to Profit from the Revolution in Retail Financial Services gives banking and financial professionals a well-researched guide for becoming transformational leaders. These leaders can convert their traditional retail “branch” banks into streamlined systems that deliver personalised services to their customers’ laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
Krishnan explores the expanding mobile payment systems that offer a wealth of financial opportunities for banking institutions and includes information on the growth of e-commerce, which holds the potential for new and profitable ways for banks to engage with consumers.
Author: Dan Schatt
Technology is permanently transforming the banking industry, and digital payments are the key.
Electronic Payments, Mobile Commerce, and Virtual Banking: A Guide to Innovation, Partnering, and Regulation takes a hands-on approach to competing in the modern banking environment. Former PayPal Head of Financial Innovation Dan Schatt explores the reasons behind the massive consumer migration away from traditional banks, and provides clear, actionable guidance on beating new banking models at their own game. Digital payment is the hottest topic in banking today and is set to define the future of the industry.
Case studies including PayPal, Google, Square, Facebook, Twitter, and more illustrate acceleration of innovation through banking partnerships, as well as the mechanics behind banking’s biggest, scariest threats.
In Bye Bye Banks? James Haycock and Shane Richmond describe these startups, and to which areas of the banking industry they are laying siege. It shows that this assault is already well underway and that many incumbents are poised to be displaced, diminished and disintermediated. It draws on extensive research and on-and-off the record interviews with senior executives in some of the biggest banks.
Haycock and Richmond conclude with the recommendation that traditional banks need to reinvent themselves by launching a ‘Beta Bank’: a lean, stand-alone organisation fit for the future for which they provide a ten-point operating model.
9. Smarter bank
Author: Ron Shevlin
With Smarter Bank, Ron Shevlin provides a no-nonsense framework to address broad issues impacting banking’s rapidly changing business model. Ron approaches important topics like innovation, big data, engagement, and the migration to money management very directly and with a critical eye for the data behind his statements. He then rewards the reader with deeper context, humor and his iconic snarky point of view. This is a book that you’ll refer to time and time again and it’s one that will ultimately have the impact on your bank’s strategy and bottom line. Bradley Leimer, Head of Innovation, Santander, N.A. Ron Shevlin is famous for his snarky sense of humor, as well as his well-researched, well-considered takes on banking and customer behavior. Smarter Bank is a smart book.
10. The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money Are Challenging the Global Economic Order
Authors: Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey
Bitcoin 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 almost 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 entirely re-invent traditional financial and social structures while bringing the world’s billions of “unbanked” individuals into a new global economy. Cryptocurrency represents 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.
Author: Jacob William
In this book, we will explore what FinTech is, why it matters to everyone, future predictions about it, possible dangers, and its origins and history. The blockchain is the newest process in information technology that is sweeping the financial markets and the ledgers of major retailers and other business entities. This book covers the basics of everything you need to know about Blockchain!
Author: Jeff Reed
Jeff Reed has packaged four of his best-selling book so you can learn everything you need to know about financial technology in the 21st Century. Here’s a peek inside:
- Blockchain: The Essential Guide to Understanding the Blockchain Revolution
- Smart Contracts: The Essential Guide to Using Blockchain Smart Contracts for Cryptocurrency Exchange
- Investing in Ethereum: The Essential Guide to Profiting from Cryptocurrencies
- FinTech: Financial Technology and Modern Finance in the 21st Century
Author: Jacob William
Are you curious about FinTech (Financial Technology), but aren’t sure where to go to find out more about it? This book is here to help. The term “FinTech” describes innovative methods by which our ways of handling money, banking, and making purchases will be changed forever. No matter who you are, this sector affects you. This book will give you the information you seek in a digestible and easy-to-follow format. No prior knowledge of technical subjects is necessary because understandable examples are given throughout. Learning more about something that is so prevalent in our society is undeniably beneficial whether you are a business owner, technology enthusiast, or just a curious layman. Whichever term applies most to you, you will learn something valuable from this beginner friendly book!
Author: Richard Hayen
Did you know we’re in the middle of a revolution? No, not the post-election fervor. We’re in the middle of the FinTech revolution, and it’s a big one. Everything that we know about the world of finance is changing before us. This book is going to teach you about several things, including:
- The financial technology sector (FinTech) and its impact on traditional banking
- Using robo-advisors to make sound investments.
- Peer-to-peer lending and the art of getting a good loan with a low-interest rate without going through a bank.
- Crowdfunding projects to turn your idea into a beautiful reality.
- The state of FinTech and where it’s headed.
Author: Oscar Flynt
Get the equivalent of a college education in Financial Technology with this Amazing Bundle! I’ve bundled together 4 of my bestselling books to give you the complete education in financial technology. When you purchase this bundle you’ll receive Blockchain, Fintech, Investing in Ethereum, and Smart Contracts-All at an Amazingly low price!
Inside you’ll get the following:
- Blockchain: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding the Hidden Economy
- FinTech: Understanding Financial Technology and its Radical Disruption of Modern Finance
- Investing in Ethereum: The Ultimate Guide to Learning-and Profiting from-Cryptocurrencies
- Smart Contracts: How to use Blockchain Smart Contracts for Cryptocurrency Exchange If Block chains were a house, then smart contracts would be all the furniture inside.
Author: John Waupsh
Bankruption + Website offers a survival guide for community banks and credit unions searching for relevance amidst immense global competition and fintech startups. In this guide, John Waupsh draws on more than a decade in the industry to offer clear, practical advice for competing with the megabanks, direct banks, non-banks, and financial technology companies.
Community banks and credit unions were once the go-to institutions for local relationship banking, but their asset share has been on the decline for three decades as the big banks just got bigger. Now, fintech companies are exploiting inefficiencies in the traditional banking model to streamline service and draw even more market share, as community banking executives are left at a loss for fresh tactics and forward-looking strategy. Bankruption + Website shows how community banks can be saved and provide a proven path to success.
Author: Mark Jobes
FinTech a financial technology service industry is defined as “innovation in financial services” by National Digital Research Centre. With $138 billion market opportunity in the United States, FinTech has become a hot topic for entrepreneurs, visionaries and investors. However, with its rapid growth, little in-depth information can be found regarding FinTech, especially the relationship between FinTech and wealth management. That’s why he decided to publish this book.
Don’t miss out this new FinTech opportunity.
18. Blockchain: Blueprint to Dissecting The Hidden Economy!- Smart Contracts, Bitcoin and Financial Technology
Author: Tony Scott
Do you want to master the secrets of the hidden economy? Do you want to know what blockchain is? Do you want to know how to use blockchain to benefit you? How to use smart contracts properly? When you read Blockchain: Technology, Blueprint to Dissecting The Hidden Economy!- Smart Contracts, Bitcoin anTechnology, you will learn how to use blockchain to benefit you.
Author: Tolga Tavlas
Developing a digital banking presence is a daunting task, especially when you consider the financial resources and education needed to achieve telephone, online, mobile, and other digital banking capabilities. Where to start? That’s where this book comes in. It’s a quick and easy read, the tips are simple to implement, and you may even find a little banking humor to help you through the process. This is a short, to the point, and action-oriented (rather than theoretical) book. So the idea is to provide useful tips that you can execute easily in the current environment of your company – with or without significant investments.
This book will help you get there in simple, actionable steps. Whatever your position in your company, whether you’re enthusiastic about sailing forward or still uncertain about stepping off the dock, let’s take this journey together.
Author: Timothy Short
Discover everything you need to know about Blockchain. Get ahead of the curve and benefit from this technology!
A blockchain revolution is on the horizon and if you don’t want to be left behind then, Blockchain: The Comprehensive Guide to Mastering the Hidden Economy is the book you have been waiting for. Inside you will find everything you need to know about blockchain technology including how it was created and where it is likely to be headed in the near future. You will also learn how to tell if a blockchain distributed database can replace your current database as well as how to create one and common mistakes to avoid while doing so. So, what are you waiting for? If you don’t want to be left in the technological dust, but this book today!
21. Blockchain: Quick Start Guide to Understanding Blockchain, the Biggest Revolution in Financial Technology and Beyond Since the Internet
Author: Seth Ramsey
At its core, a blockchain is simply a database used for cataloguing information. What makes blockchain unique is that the database is distributed across a network of users and is maintained by records or “blocks” that any user can add to. Each new block contains information that links it to the most recent block in the chain.
Why does blockchain matter?
Blockchain is a revolutionary technology that was created for bitcoin but has since found a wide variety of other applications from e-commerce and retail, to securing health care records, to maintaining all kinds of important databases. Chances are your life has already been impacted by a blockchain database. The influence of blockchain continues to grow exponentially in the coming years, leading some people to call it the greatest technological revolution since the internet!
Author name: Phil Champagne
Have you, like the rest of the world, speculated as to the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, anonymous creator of Bitcoin? The world’s first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin went online in 2009 and has since revolutionized our concepts of currency and money. Not supported by any government or central bank, completely electronic, Bitcoin is a virtual currency based on advanced cryptographic systems. Here, collected and professionally published for the first time are the essential writings that detail Bitcoin’s creation.
Want to learn more about Bitcoin? Go directly to the source-the writings of the creator himself, Satoshi Nakamoto!
23. Frontiers of Financial Technology: Expeditions in future commerce, from blockchain and digital banking to prediction markets and beyond
Authors: Alex Pentland and David Shrier
Financial technology innovation has exploded in the popular consciousness and promises a radical transformation of the global financial services industry. Over $20 billion is expected to be invested in fintech projects in 2016. How can executives, investors, and entrepreneurs make sense of the new inventions that are driving this change? From blockchain to artificial intelligence, this series of articles helps the reader grapple with this exciting area of technology innovation.
Author: Charmaine Oak
The Digital Money Revolution is a Tsunami that appears poised to radically change almost every industry building and breaking brands as it progresses. This affects more than just the Payments Industry. So how will all this affect you, and what do you need to know to stay ahead? This book, for the first time, recognises and describes Digital Money as a newly emerging trillion dollar industry which aims to make payments pervasive and could infiltrate the daily lives of every person on this planet. It explains how digital money overturns traditional business models and affects most other industries as well, as it changes the way people pay and get paid.
This book addresses multiple functional areas and levels: Chief Executives, Technologists, Business Development, Market Development and Product Development executives from Banking, Cards, Money Transfer, Telecoms, Payments, Technology, Retail, and Venture Financing Industries.
Author: Tim Swanson
What is a smart contract? What is smart property? What are decentralized autonomous organizations? How can companies and organizations use cryptocurrencies and cryptoledgers to reduce costs and increase transparency? What hurdles should entrepreneurs keep in mind when developing decentralized applications?
Great Chain of Numbers is written for a casual business-centric audience, looking to become better informed and prepared for the innovations spawned by the upcoming next-generation, “2.0” platforms including Colored Coins, Mastercoin, NXT, Ethereum, BitShares, Counterparty.co, Ripple, and Open-Transaction
Author: Paolo Sironi
Modern Portfolio Management provides a methodology for portfolio choice based upon modern risk management techniques and a clearer definition of the investment risk/return profile to feature goal-based investing and probabilistic scenario optimisation.
Upon reading Modern Portfolio Management, readers will understand the importance of simulating real securities during the making of optimal portfolios, as well as the importance of simulating financial investments over time to match in a transparent way actual goals and constraints instead of relying solely upon past performance or personal judgement.
This book is a must-read for portfolio managers as well as financial advisors – in particular, all investment managers engaging in (or thinking of engaging in) long-term and goal-based asset allocations.
27. Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World
The technology likely to have the greatest impact on the future of the world economy has arrived, and it’s not self-driving cars, solar energy, or artificial intelligence.
It’s called the blockchain.
The first generation of the digital revolution brought us the Internet of information. The second generation—powered by blockchain technology—is bringing us the Internet of value: a new, distributed platform that can help us reshape the world of business and transform the old order of human affairs for the better.
Don Tapscott, the bestselling author of Wikinomics, and his son, blockchain expert Alex Tapscott, bring us a brilliantly researched, highly readable, and an utterly foundational book about the future of the modern economy. Blockchain Revolution is the business leaders’ playbook for the next decade and beyond.
28. Next Generation Finance: Adapting the financial services industry to changes in technology, regulation and consumer behaviour
Authors:Paul D Stallard and Robert Lempka
If any good has come out of the 2007-2009 financial crisis it must be the realisation that financial services will never be the same again. Next Generation Finance — a collection of articles by experts across the spectrum of the finance industry — will open your eyes to what the future is likely to bring and illustrate the road ahead for banks, brokers, investors, and business within and outside financial services.
Next Generation Finance will leave you informed of what shape this change is likely to take and how you can ready yourself and your business to take advantage of it. Don’t be left in the wake — prepare for the next generation of finance.
Author: Roger Wattenhofer
FinTech developers and managers understand that the blockchain has the potential to disrupt the financial world. The blockchain allows the participants of a distributed system to agree on a common view of the system, to track changes in the system, in a reliable way.
This book introduces the basic techniques when building fault-tolerant distributed systems, in a scientific way. We will present different protocols and algorithms that allow for fault-tolerant operation, and we will discuss practical systems that implement these techniques.
30. Artificial Intelligence in the Capital Markets: State-Of-The-Art Applications for Institutional Investors, Bankers & Traders
Author: Roy S. Freedman
Unlike other books on artificial intelligence which emphasize theory, Artificial Intelligence in the Capital markets is eminently practical. Not only does it describe actual applications, it provides a wealth of information about systems design, software products, and leading consulting firms in the industry. Comprehensive and authoritative, the book covers the entire AI field from the perspective of an existing or prospective user of AI technologies.
As incredible as it may seem in this hyper-connected, technologically advanced era, half the planet’s population exist as “financial nomads” — those who nourish and shelter themselves without using traditional banking services. Times are changing rapidly, but despite global uncertainty, technology has the capacity to reach and equip people in all walks of life. Advances in communications have reconfigured the ease with which we interact with our money — and these advances can provide innovative financial services to the unbanked and underserved around the world.
Author: Thomas D.Simpson
Financial Markets, Banking, and Monetary Policy by Tom Simpson provides a comprehensive introduction to the financial system, including the markets, institutions, and mechanisms of finance, as well as the role of the Federal Reserve and monetary policy. The economic principles underlying finance are woven through the chapters, and the book includes an insightful introduction into the causes of and responses to the recent financial crisis.
Authors: Dominique Rambure and Alec Nacamuli
Payment systems are changing profoundly through regulation, technology and competition from new entrants. This is a comprehensive introduction and reference on payment systems, covering their structure, international systems and settlements, and focusing on electronic transfers. Concludes with the future of the payments business.
Authors: Laszlo Gyorfi, Harro Walk and Gyorgy Ottucsak
This volume investigates algorithmic methods based on machine learning in order to design sequential investment strategies for financial markets. Such sequential investment strategies use information collected from the market’s past and determine, at the beginning of a trading period, a portfolio; that is, a way to invest the currently available capital among the assets that are available for purchase or investment.
The aim is to produce a self-contained text intended for a wide audience, including researchers and graduate students in computer science, finance, statistics, mathematics, and engineering.
Authors: Charles Zone
This book includes an introduction to becoming a peer-to-peer lender, investing guidelines for beginners, borrowing guidelines, and P2P lending from both the borrower’s and lender’s point-of-view.
36. The Lending Club Story: How the world’s largest peer to peer lender is transforming finance and how you can benefit
Author: Peter Renton
The Lending Club Story is the first book ever published about Lending Club, the world’s largest p2p lender. It is part storytelling, part investment guide and part reference book. In this book Peter Renton, the publisher of the most widely read blog on peer to peer lending, will explain:
- What is peer to peer lending and why it is becoming so popular
- How Lending Club went from just an idea to $1 billion in loans in less than six years
- How a little startup called Lending Club thrived during and after the financial crisis while some of the largest companies on Wall Street were collapsing.
37. Cutting out the Banks with Peer to Peer Lending: Money and double-digit returns are at your fingertip
Author: Dale Poyser
From the author: “I wrote this book because crowdfunding is something I truly believe in. And I am excited to share it with you! I have been investing in P2P (peer to peer) lending for about a year and a half and I’m eager to share what I have learned. I hope this book answers any questions you may have about crowdfunding.”
What is Crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is known as many things (peer to peer lending, crowd sourcing, crowd financing, equity funding, etc etc) which should come as no surprise because this concept of raising money (by borrowing from your peers) has been around for a VERY VERY long time.
Authors: Tim Lea and Wendy Trollope
This book seeks to fill the gap by explaining in detail how factoring and invoice discounting work, providing an unbiased view of the industry, its services and strategic development in future. This book should be of interest to finance directors in small- and medium-sized companies, accountants, management consultants, bankers and solicitors.
Author: Mark Blayney
This book is a business owner’s guide to choosing and using receivables finance including factoring and invoice discounting as alternatives to other working capital business loans such as an overdraft.
Invoice discounting, factoring receivables and other asset based finance are increasingly the main source of funding for many businesses which is where GPS Capital Small Business Management Guides can help business owners in dealing with a factoring business, covering everything from choosing a provide to understanding the implications of a customer’s insolvency.
40. The FINTECH Book: The Financial Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Visionaries
The FINTECH Book is your primary guide to the financial technology revolution and the disruption, innovation and opportunity therein. Written by prominent thought leaders in the global fintech investment space, this book aggregates diverse industry expertise into a single informative volume to provide entrepreneurs, bankers and investors with the answers they need to capitalize on this lucrative market. Key industry developments are explained in detail, and critical insights from cutting-edge practitioners offer first-hand information and lessons learned.
The financial technology sector is booming and The FINTECH Book is the first crowd-sourced book on the subject globally, making it an invaluable source of information for anybody working in or interested in this space.
Author: Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Join the technological revolution that’s taking the world of finance by storm. Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the knowledge you need to participate in the internet of money. Whether you’re building the next killer app, investing in a startup, or simply curious about the technology, this revised and expanded second edition provides essential detail to get you started.
Bitcoin, the first successful decentralized digital currency, is still in its early stages and yet it’s already spawned a multi-billion dollar global economy. This economy is open to anyone with the knowledge and passion for participating. Mastering Bitcoin provides the knowledge. You simply supply the passion.
Author: Jeffrey Tucker
Bit by Bit: How P2P Is Freeing the World argues that today’s emergent technology is about more than new and cool toys. Jeffrey Tucker, CLO of Liberty.me and Distinguished Fellow of the Foundation for Economic Education, argues that peer-to-peer technology is forging a new and brighter social, economic, and political order.
People tend to look at innovations in isolation. Here is my new e-reader. Here is an app I like. Here is my new mobile device and computer. Even bitcoin is routinely analyzed and explained in terms of its properties as an alternative to national currencies as if there were no more than that at stake.
Author: Felix Martin
What is money, and how does it work? In this tour de force of political, cultural, and economic history, Felix Martin challenges nothing less than our conventional understanding of one of the humankind’s greatest inventions. Martin describes how the Western idea of money emerged in the ancient world and was shaped over the centuries by tensions between sovereigns and the emerging middle classes. Money, he argues, has always been an intensely political instrument, and that it is our failure to remember this that led to the crisis in our financial system and the Great Recession.
44. ValueWeb: How Fintech Firms are Using Bitcoin Blockchain and Mobile Technologies to Create the Internet of Value
Author: Chris Skinner
The Internet of Things is all about machines trading with machines – your fridge orders groceries; your car, fuel; your television, entertainment; and so on. However, machines cannot trade with machines if it’s expensive and slow. Would you really want your TV to order the next season of Games of Thrones, if the payment took ten days and cost $25 or more? Unfortunately, with the way the bank system works today, that is the problem we face today.
Author: William Mougayar
The Business Blockchain charts new territory in advancing our understanding of the blockchain by unpacking its elements like no other before. William Mougayar anticipates a future that consists of thousands, if not millions of blockchains that will enable not only frictionless value exchange but also a new flow of value, redefining roles, relationships, power and governance. In this book, Mougayar makes two other strategic assertions. First, the blockchain has polymorphic characteristics; its application will result in a multiplicity of effects. Second, we shouldn’t ask ourselves what problems the blockchain solves, because that gives us a narrow view of its potential. Rather, we should imagine new opportunities, and tackle even more ambitious problems that cross organizational, regulatory and mental boundaries.
The Business Blockchain is an invitation for technologists to better understand the business potential of the blockchain, and for business minded people to grasp the many facets of blockchain technology. This book teaches you how to think about the blockchain.
46. Digital Gold
Author name: Nathaniel Popper
Bitcoin, the landmark digital money and financial technology, has spawned a global social movement with utopian ambitions. The notion of a new currency, maintained by the computers of users around the world, has been the butt of many jokes, but that has not stopped it from growing into a technology worth billions of dollars, supported by the hordes of followers who have come to view it as the most important new idea since the creation of the Internet.
At each step of the way, Bitcoin has provided one of a fascinating tests of how money works, who benefits from it, and what it might look like in the future.
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