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Dark Pools: High-Speed Traders, A.I. Bandits, and the Threat to the Global Financial System
4.5 out of 5 stars with 75 reviews
A news-breaking account of the global stock market's subterranean battles, Dark Pools portrays the rise of the ''bots'' - artificially intelligent systems that execute trades in milliseconds and use the cover of darkness to out-maneuver the humans who've created them.
In the beginning was Josh Levine, an idealistic programming genius who dreamed of wresting control of the market from the big exchanges that, again and again, gave the giant institutions an advantage over the little guy. Levine
Free Ride: How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back
4.3 out of 5 stars with 95 reviews
How did the newspaper, music, and film industries go from raking in big bucks to scooping up digital dimes? Their customers were lured away by the free ride of technology. Now, business journalist Robert Levine shows how they can get back on track. On the Internet, ''information wants to be free.'' This memorable phrase shaped the online business model, but it is now driving the media companies on whom the digital industry feeds out of business. Today, newspaper stocks have fallen to all-time
The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money Are Challenging the Global Economic Order
By Gildan Audio and Blackstone Audio
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ean: 9781469061436, isbn: 1469061430,
4.6 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews
[Read by Sean Pratt] Bitcoin became a buzzword overnight. A cyber-enigma with an enthusiastic following, it pops up in headlines and fuels endless media debate. You can apparently use it to buy anything from coffee to cars, yet few people seem to truly understand what it is. This raises the question: Why should anyone care about Bitcoin? In The Age of Cryptocurrency, Wall Street journalists Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey deliver the definitive answer to this question. Cybermoney is poised to
Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy
4.4 out of 5 stars with 113 reviews
You can say goodbye to today's Internet, New York Times best-selling author George Gilder says. Soon the current model of aggregated free content populated with ''value-subtracted'' advertising will die a natural death, due, of course, to the simple fact that absolutely no one wants to see online advertising. What will tomorrow's Internet look like?
In Life After Google, Gilder takes listeners on a brilliant, rocketing journey into the very near-future, into an Internet with a new
The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking
By Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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ean: 9781978651043, isbn: 197865104X,
4.3 out of 5 stars with 102 reviews
When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that's fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small Online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the historical context to the rise of bitcoin, the economic properties that have allowed it
Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy
4.1 out of 5 stars with 88 reviews
Move Fast and Break Things tells the story of how a small group of libertarian entrepreneurs began in the 1990s to hijack the original decentralized vision of the Internet, in the process creating three monopoly firms - Facebook, Amazon, and Google - that now determine the future of the music, film, television, publishing, and news industries.
Taplin offers a succinct and powerful history of how online life began to be shaped around the values of the men who founded these companies, including