Since the introduction of the euro, we Europeans have become accustomed to going on vacation abroad without considering exchange rates and other local currency specificities. However, not everyone does: outside Europe, every border crossing incurs unwanted costs, and we often find ourselves with unusable bills in our pockets when the trip is over.
The alluring idea of a universal currency has certainly been around for much longer than the euro, but it is only recently that we have seen the birth of a real prototype: Bitcoin. However, there are many questions. Can Bitcoin be a global currency? What about other crypto assets? On what criteria should crypto currencies be judged? Or what will their future be?
To answer these questions, we will have to look at the birth of Bitcoin and its precursors, as well as the development of the entire current crypto-asset ecosystem. Then, we will study the nature and philosophy of crypto currencies in a general way in order to reflect on the problems encountered in 2018.
Part 1: Bitcoin, its ancestors and cousins
- The birth of Bitcoin
- What were they, and why did they fall into obscurity?
- Crypto assets in 2018
Part 2: Nature and Philosophy of Cryptocurrencies
- A purely peer-to-peer electronic currency
- The question of trust
- The problem of consensus, without a perfect solution to date
- Distribution, or the problem of wealth concentration
- Privacy, an essential yet often forgotten element
- How can we determine which crypto-currencies are worth your interest?
In this ebook you will also be able to find a Ranking: Top 10 most popular crypto currencies
The Ebook that talk about History, nature and philosophy of crypto currency + Top 10 most popular crypto currencies