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Link to A Beginner's Guide to High-Risk, High Reward Investing by Robert Ross in the Catalog
Link to Beginner's guide to Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies by Acquilia Adams in Hoopla
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Link to Cryptopians by Laura Shin in the Catalog
Link to Everything Guide to Investing in Cryptocurrency by Ryan Derousseau in Hoopla
Link to Cryptionary by Lester Terrance in the Catalog
Link to New World Economy by Randy Charles Epping in the Catalog
Link to Kings of Crypto by Jeff John Roberts in the Catalog
Link to Bitcoin Gold Mining by Warran Muffet in Freading
Link to Blockchain Data Analytics by Michael Solomon in the Catalog
Link to Programming Bitcoin by Jimmy Song in the Catalog
Link to Everything Guide to Investing in Crypto Currency by Ryan Derousseau in the Catalog
Link to Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies a comprehensive introduction by Arvind Narayananin the Catalog
Link to Lightcoin vs. Bitcoin by Akito Yamamoto in Hoopla

Cryptocurrency Explained

Cryptocurrency is decentralized digital money, based on blockchain technology. You may be familiar with the most popular versions, Bitcoin and Ethereum, but there are more than 5,000 different cryptocurrencies in circulation, according to CoinLore.

You can use crypto to buy regular goods and services, although many people invest in cryptocurrencies as they would in other assets, like stocks or precious metals. While cryptocurrency is a novel and exciting asset class, purchasing it can be risky as you must take on a fair amount of research to fully understand how each system works. 

A cryptocurrency is a medium of exchange that is digital, encrypted and decentralized. Unlike the U.S. Dollar or the Euro, there is no central authority that manages and maintains the value of a cryptocurrency. Instead, these tasks are broadly distributed among a cryptocurrency’s users via the internet.

Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency, first outlined in principle by Satoshi Nakamoto in a 2008 paper titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.” Nakamoto described the project as “an electronic payment system based on cryptographic proof instead of trust.”   Continue reading from Forbes

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