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Catching Up to Crypto

Your Guide to Bitcoin and the New Digital Economy

Armstrong, Ben


1. Auflage Januar 2023
224 Seiten, Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-394-15874-4
John Wiley & Sons

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A fun and authoritative guide to bitcoin and the future of money

In Catching Up to Crypto: Your Guide to Bitcoin and the New Digital Economy, celebrated crypto and Bitcoin expert Ben Armstrong delivers an exciting and fresh new exploration of Bitcoin and digital currencies. He explains what Bitcoin is, how it works, and how and why we're all transitioning to a digital economy as we speak. He discusses the deficiencies of traditional fiat currency, how it's commonly manipulated, and how we can all benefit from the adoption of new, digital assets.

In the book, you'll discover how Bitcoin operates in the real-world and how the underlying technology--known as the blockchain--operates. You'll also learn about:
* The importance of decentralization, trust-less commerce and cryptographic consensus.
* The humble origins of Bitcoin, as well as how it nearly died out, and how it went on to take over the world
* How monetary and financial policy is being revolutionized by the introduction of Bitcoin and other crypto-assets.

An essential and engaging review of Bitcoin, digital assets, and the new digital economy, Catching Up to Crypto is the hands-on and comprehensive introduction to crypto that investors, enthusiasts, the crypto-curious, and finance professionals have been waiting for.



Chapter 1 - The Great Devaluation: Old Money, Central Banks & the Fed

Central Banks

The Fed

Chapter 2 - Digital Money Tree: eCash, E-Gold & eBay

New Money

New Ways to Spend

Chapter 3 - First-Gen Giants: Cypherpunks & Disruptive Tech


Disruptive Tech

Chapter 4 - Genesis Block: Satoshi Nakamoto & Bitcoin

A Culture Is Born

Bitcoin for President

Chapter 5 - A Short Course in Blockchain: Hashing, Mining & Forking

Blockchain 101

Blockchain 201

Blockchain 365

Chapter 6 - A Necessary Evil: Silk Road's Original Sin

Silk Road

The Streisand Effect

Chapter 7 - "Mo Money, Mo Problems": BitInstant and BitLicense


Regulators Take Notice

Chapter 8 - What the Fork?: The Block-Size War

Shots Fired


Chapter 9 - The Future Is Born: Ethereum & Smart Contracts

The Ethereum Team

Blast Off


Chapter 10 - Digital Gold Transformation: Cryptocurrencies & Crypto Assets

Bitcoin Becomes Digital Gold


Chapter 11 - Crypto Turning Point: The Crypto-Rich

Buy Bitcoin

Moonboys and Lambos

Chapter 12 - New Layer to the Internet: Decentralized Finance


The Challengers

Chapter 13 - Brave New World: Beyond Bitcoin




Community Coins

Chapter 14 - Investment Prep: NOT Financial Advice

Step One: Researching

Step Two: Choosing

Step Three: Deploying

Chapter 15 - Tips of the Trade: Charting, Trendspotting & Leveraging

Trading Tokens

Some Trading Caveats

Trader Training

Types of Trading

Risk Management

[[Final high-level subhead]]

Chapter 16 - Non-Fungible Tokens: NFTs

Historical NFTs

The Next Generation of NFTs

The Next Next Generation

Chapter 17 - Web3 & the Metaverse

The Metaverse

Not a New Idea

Chapter 18 - Crypto FUD: Fear, Doubt & Uncertainty

The Long Arm of The Law

Energy Use

Volatility, Centralization, and Quantum Computing

Chapter 19 - Crypto Warnings: Hackers, Scammers & Contagion




Chapter 20 - The Future of Crypto: Equities, ReFi & UBI

Crypto Grows Up


The Flippening

Regenerative Finance

Universal Basic Income

Chapter 21 [[TK]]

Appendix [[TK]]

BEN ARMSTRONG is a YouTuber, podcaster, Crypto enthusiast, and creator of He educates and informs the Crypto community of all things Crypto, including news updates, information about the different kinds of Cryptocurrencies, and trading and investment tips. His YouTube channel has grown to over 1 million subscribers.