Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum & Smart Contracts

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Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum & Smart Contracts

Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum & Smart Contracts

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The tales of how hard it is to actually spend bitcoin are interesting, and I was fascinating by the story of how when the Mozilla Foundation trialed putting a "donate in bitcoin" button their donations page, their total donations actually went down, so little do people trust bitcoin. I just think it is a currency designed by people with with only a dim idea of what money is and what it is used for. If you own bitcoin, litecoin, or ethereum, Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain will make you want to dance near the fire escape. It would be among the funniest books I ever read if its contents weren't a harbinger of an even worse techbro dystopia that's right around the corner.

A sober riposte to all the upbeat forecasts about cryptocurrency" - New York Review of Books "A very convincing takedown of the whole phenomenon" - BBC News An experimental new Internet-based form of money is created that anyone can generate at home; people build frightening firetrap computers full of video cards, putting out so much heat that one operator is hospitalised with heatstroke and brain damage. Single, spectacular failures he chronicles, like the original The DAO, became structures that multiplied. Currently, I mostly work in software security and do open-source work 👾on an independent contractor basis. Two very different candidates are discussed - Dorian Nakamoto, who Newsweek claimed to have discovered was Satoshi, and Craig Wright, who announced he was Satoshi, before conducting a peculiar media circus, and then backtracking and disappearing. It's remarkable that we're where we're at when so many of these things have been blindingly, obviously bogus the entire time.Was der Autor hier und auf seinem Blog schreibt, hab ich in dieser Qualität und Tiefe noch nirgends gefunden. The difficulty and risk of bitcoin has all but deep-sixed its small economy of legitimate users, leaving a small number of defiant “HODLers”, convinced that wide adoption is around the corner and things will be better tomorrow. So this review comes with a double recommendation; as well as the book, Gerard also runs an excellent blog version of Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain, in which he chronicles both the wacky world of cryptocurrencies and the ongoing efforts of the business community to make blockchain happen (it’s never going to happen). The author's acknowledged longstanding interest in music and the music business make this one of the most captivating sections of the book.

Gerard’s coverage of the technical basics is succinct and clear, but as the introduction suggests, the book’s real appeal is its Case Studies. One Chinese “ICO” broke new barriers in market efficiency: you didn’t even need to put your ether into it yourself!Erica Pisani discusses what the edge is, how running code and serving data on the edge can improve site performance, and how to leverage these options to maximize site performance.

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