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The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything
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Paul Vigna Michael J. Casey
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The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything

Paul Vigna Michael J. Casey


9781250114570

St. Martin's Press


Society & Social Sciences;
Finance;
E-commerce: business aspects;
Sales & marketing;
Computing: general


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From Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna, the authors of The Age of Cryptocurrency, comes the definitive work on the Internet's Next Big Thing: The Blockchain.

Big banks have grown bigger and more entrenched. Privacy exists only until the next hack. Credit card fraud is a fact of life. Many of the "legacy systems" once designed to make our lives easier and our economy more efficient are no longer up to the task. Yet there is a way past all this-a new kind of operating system with the potential to revolutionize vast swaths of our economy: the blockchain.

In The Truth Machine, Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna demystify the blockchain and explain why it can restore personal control over our data, assets, and identities; grant billions of excluded people access to the global economy; and shift the balance of power to revive society's faith in itself. They reveal the disruption it promises for industries including finance, tech, legal, and shipping.

Casey and Vigna expose the challenge of replacing trusted (and not-so-trusted) institutions on which we've relied for centuries with a radical model that bypasses them. The Truth Machine reveals the empowerment possible when self-interested middlemen give way to the transparency of the blockchain, while highlighting the job losses, assertion of special interests, and threat to social cohesion that will accompany this shift. With the same balanced perspective they brought to The Age of Cryptocurrency, Casey and Vigna show why we all must care about the path that blockchain technology takes-moving humanity forward, not backward.

By:   Paul Vigna, Michael J. Casey
Imprint:   St. Martin's Press
Dimensions:   Height: 244mm,  Width: 165mm,  Spine: 33mm
Weight:   476g
ISBN:   9781250114570
ISBN 10:   1250114578
Publication Date:   March 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

MICHAEL J. CASEY and PAUL VIGNA are co-authors of The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money are Challenging the Global Economic Order. Casey is a senior advisor at MIT Media Lab's Digital Currency Initiative, and a partner in Agentic Group. He is a former Wall Street Journal columnist and has authored three other books. Vigna is a reporter at The Wall Street Journal.


The authors ably explain highly technical information in layperson's terms, and the text is neither too dense nor too basic. Readers may pick this one up for the Bitcoin connection and find themselves fascinated with the blockchain's potential to change the world's financial systems for the better. --Booklist With thoughtful and well researched analysis, The Truth Machine leads you through a history of cryptocurrencies and blockchains that reveals the path forward towards a decentralized economy, one in which opportunity and access are widely spread. --Andreas M Antonopoulos, author of Mastering Bitcoin and The Internet of Money series The Truth Machine is a brilliant, beautifully written guide to the blockchain revolution that is redefining trust for our increasingly globalized world. --Hernando de Soto, President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, author of The Mystery of Capital Casey and Vigna are among the blockchain and digital-currency sector's most important visionaries. They are shaping a new understanding of how we can gain greater personal control over our data, assets, identities and creations to forge a more inclusive, collaborative and innovative society. --Imogen Heap, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and founder of Mycelia Casey and Vigna have done it again! It turns out that digital currencies may only be the spark for the next major revolution in business and society. The implications of trust being the blockchain's real killer app cannot be ignored by any serious investor. -- Downtown Josh Brown, CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management, star of CNBC's The Halftime Report This unparalleled examination of the blockchain landscape will open people's eyes to how a decentralized information system can level the playing field for humanity. --Mariana Dahan, founder and CEO, World Identity Network, first coordinator of The World Bank's Identification for Development (ID4D) Initiative In The Truth Machine, Casey and Vigna describe, in vivid detail, both the theory and practice of the coming block-chain revolution, giving us a powerful technological roadmap to a more participatory future in the digital age. --Jeremy Rifkin, author of The Zero Marginal Cost Society [The] world...is at a digital and legal turning point. The 'truth, ' Casey and Vigna show us, is that to move forward we must rethink how information, markets, and value work. A wonderful read--heartily recommended. --Brett King, bestselling author of Augmented, host of the Breaking Banks Radio Show With thoughtful and well researched analysis, The Truth Machine leads you through a history of cryptocurrencies and blockchains that reveals the path forward towards a decentralized economy, one in which opportunity and access are widely spread. --Andreas M Antonopoulos, author of Mastering Bitcoin and The Internet of Money series The Truth Machine is a brilliant, beautifully written guide to the blockchain revolution that is redefining trust for our increasingly globalized world. --Hernando de Soto, President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, author of The Mystery of Capital Casey and Vigna are among the blockchain and digital-currency sector's most important visionaries. They are shaping a new understanding of how we can gain greater personal control over our data, assets, identities and creations to forge a more inclusive, collaborative and innovative society. --Imogen Heap, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and founder of Mycelia Casey and Vigna have done it again! It turns out that digital currencies may only be the spark for the next major revolution in business and society. The implications of trust being the blockchain's real killer app cannot be ignored by any serious investor. -- Downtown Josh Brown, CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management, star of CNBC's The Halftime Report This unparalleled examination of the blockchain landscape will open people's eyes to how a decentralized information system can level the playing field for humanity. --Mariana Dahan, founder and CEO, World Identity Network, first coordinator of The World Bank's Identification for Development (ID4D) Initiative In The Truth Machine, Casey and Vigna describe, in vivid detail, both the theory and practice of the coming block-chain revolution, giving us a powerful technological roadmap to a more participatory future in the digital age. --Jeremy Rifkin, author of The Zero Marginal Cost Society [The] world...is at a digital and legal turning point. The 'truth, ' Casey and Vigna show us, is that to move forward we must rethink how information, markets, and value work. A wonderful read--heartily recommended. --Brett King, bestselling author of Augmented, host of the Breaking Banks Radio Show

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