0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history

Buy Now

Digital Cash - The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency (Hardcover) Loot Price: R382
Discovery Miles 3 820
You Save: R166 (30%)
Digital Cash - The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency (Hardcover): Finn...

Share your images

Digital Cash - The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency (Hardcover)

Finn Brunton

 (sign in to rate)
List price R548 Loot Price R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 You Save R166 (30%)

Bookmark and Share

Expected to ship within 7 - 12 working days

The fascinating untold story of digital cash and its creators "from experiments in the 1970s to the mania over Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies Bitcoin may appear to be a revolutionary form of digital cash without precedent or prehistory. In fact, it is only the best-known recent experiment in a long line of similar efforts going back to the 1970s. But the story behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and its blockchain technology has largely been untold "until now. In Digital Cash, Finn Brunton reveals how technological utopians and political radicals created experimental money to bring about their visions of the future: protecting privacy or bringing down governments, preparing for apocalypse or launching a civilization of innovation and abundance that would make its creators immortal. The incredible story of the pioneers of cryptocurrency takes us from autonomous zones on the high seas to the world (TM)s most valuable dump, from bank runs to idea coupons, from time travelers in a San Francisco bar to the pattern securing every twenty-dollar bill, and from marketplaces for dangerous secrets to a tank of frozen heads awaiting revival in the far future. Along the way, Digital Cash explores the hard questions and challenges that these innovators faced: How do we learn to trust and use different kinds of money? What makes digital objects valuable? How does currency prove itself as real to us? What would it take to make a digital equivalent to cash, something that could be created but not forged, exchanged but not copied, and which reveals nothing about its users? Filled with marvelous characters, stories, and ideas, Digital Cash is an engaging and accessible account of the strange origins and remarkable technologies behind today (TM)s cryptocurrency explosion.

General

Imprint: Princeton University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2019
First published: 2019
Authors: Finn Brunton
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 29mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Trade binding
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-0-691-17949-0
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Communication studies
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Business & Economics > Economics
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Communication studies > Media studies
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Business & Economics > Economics > Macroeconomics
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > Popular culture
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Business & Economics > Economics > Macroeconomics > Monetary economics
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Promotions
LSN: 0-691-17949-2
Barcode: 9780691179490

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners