The Ultimate Guide to Bitcoin

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Que Publishing, 8 okt. 2014 - 240 pagina's

The whole truth about Bitcoin…So you can decide for yourself !

Bitcoin: it’s the worldwide virtual currency everyone’s talking about. But most explanations of Bitcoin are completely bewildering—they’re either written by people in thrall with it or by those appalled by the very notion of an alternative currency. What’s the real story? How does Bitcoin work? Where did it come from? What’s it good for? How do you get, store, and spend Bitcoins? And should you?

The Ultimate Guide to Bitcoin answers all your questions—honestly, objectively, and in plain English. Michael Miller has spent his life demystifying complicated ideas and technologies: he’s helped more than 1,000,000 readers in over 150 easy-tounderstand books. Now, he explains Bitcoin in ways everyone can understand.

Miller will help you decide for yourself if Bitcoin should be part of your life. And if the answer is “Yes,” he’ll help you make the most of it!

  • Is Bitcoin the currency of the future—or just the latest scam?
  • Why does anyone think Bitcoins have value?
  • Are Bitcoins legal?
  • Are Bitcoins really untraceable?
  • How and where can I buy Bitcoins?
  • How do I choose a Bitcoin exchange?
  • How do I find out what my Bitcoins are worth?
  • Can I trade Bitcoin just like other currencies?
  • Can I really mine my own new Bitcoins?
  • Is Bitcoin taxable?
  • Where should I store my Bitcoins?
  • How much Bitcoin fraud and theft really exists?
  • Which merchants accept Bitcoin?
  • How safe—or risky—is Bitcoin?
  • How does Bitcoin compare to other virtual currencies?
  • What’s the future of Bitcoin?
 

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The Future of Currency?
1
2 Understanding Virtual Currency
9
3 A Short History of Bitcoin
17
4 How Bitcoin Works
33
5 Determining Bitcoin Value
49
6 Should You Use Bitcoin?
61
7 Trading on Bitcoin Exchanges
73
8 Storing Bitcoins with a Bitcoin Wallet
89
13 The Many Risks of Using Bitcoin
151
14 Exploring Other Virtual Currencies
161
15 Peering into the Future of Bitcoin
175
Glossary
183
Resources
191
How to Read Bitcoin Charts
197
Donating and Accepting Bitcoins for Charity
203
Creating an Unhackable Paper Bitcoin Wallet
207

9 Spending Bitcoins
103
10 Accepting Bitcoin Payments
115
11 Mining Bitcoins
123
12 Speculating in Bitcoin
141
Why Prices Go Down
211
Bitcoin and Apple Pay
215
Index
217
Copyright

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Over de auteur (2014)

Michael Miller has written more than 150 non-fiction how-to books over the past two decades, as well as a variety of web articles. His best-selling books include Que’s Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics, The Ultimate Digital Music Guide, and Is It Safe? Protecting Your Computer, Your Business, and Yourself Online. Collectively, his books have sold more than 1 million copies worldwide.

Miller has established a reputation for clearly explaining technical topics to nontechnical readers, and for offering useful real-world advice about complicated topics. More information can be found at the author’s website, located at www.molehillgroup.com.

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