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TheBitcoin Saga

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An exciting story about the birth and growth of bitcoin and the blockchain technology underpinnin... Read More

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An exciting story about the birth and growth of bitcoin and the blockchain technology underpinning it.A simple lucid, easy-to-understand narrative that walks the reader through the complexities and myriad facets of cryptocurrencies.A detailed examination of the salutary impact of blockchain technology that has the power to redefine financial transactions, gaming, entertainment, healthcare and governance.A litterateur and a number cruncher, Dr Rachna Singh is an unusual blend of literary panache and financial acumen. With a masters and MPhil degree in English Literature and three gold medals for academic excellence under her belt, Singh was awarded the Nehru centenary scholarship to pursue a doctorate degree at Cambridge University. However, a capricious fate, beckoned and Singh joined the Indian Revenue Service in 1991. Dr Singh is well-versed in the intricacies of taxation, finance, economics, regulations and law, which she has been handling for 27 years. She is currently posted as Commissioner Income Tax at Delhi. The travails of a demanding career notwithstanding Dr Singh has been penning articles for various National Dailies. She has authored two books on economic issues, 'Penny Panache: Piecing the Economic Puzzle'(2016) and 'Financial Felicity: Making Sense of Money Matters'(2017). 'Myriad Musings' (2016) is a collection of her published articles and travelogues.'The Bitcoin Saga: A Mixed Montage' is an exciting story about the birth and growth of bitcoin and the blockchain technology underpinning it. The book takes the untutored reader on a thrilling rollercoaster ride through the complexities and myriad facets of cryptocurrencies. The sub-prime crisis of 2008 and the Cypherpunk movement sets the stage for the advent of the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto and the release of the first cache of bitcoins. The narrative takes on a Houdini like magical quality as it unravels the skeins of the Dark Web and the secret of the Silk Road. The story of the Mt Gox heist and Nostradamus like prophecies of bitcoin doom add a generous dollop of intrigue to the crypto story. The cryptocurrency regulatory-tax tales of countries like USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, China, India etc give the narrative an intellectual slant. The bitcoin saga ends on an introspective note. The blockchain technology has enormous power to change the world. Whether it will be a benevolent Titan or a Frankenstein monster, only time can tell.Chronicles the genesis and growth of bitcoin, analyses the myriad facets of cryptocurrencies and mulls over the future of blockchain technology. An exciting journey into the little-known world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. A thrilling Odyssey in search of the Bitcoin 'Ithaca'.

Product Details

Title: TheBitcoin Saga
Author: Rachna Singh
SKU: BK0430613
EAN: 9789388271837
Language: English

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