During these last months, I had some time left to spend and decided to write a book. I choose a topic that I always found to be interesting: Bitcoin and blockchains. After years of research and experimentation with decentralized networks, I decided it was time to share my knowledge and insights with you and combine these within a single work. The book is titled ‘On the Nature of Bitcoin’, consists of 202 pages, is published in English, and concludes with an Epilogue written by economist Edin Mujagić.
The book isn’t my first published workaround and I’ve published research papers, opinions, and columns for as long as I can remember. The reason why I write is that it calms my mood, whilst focussing on one task that can be completed either fairly good or bad. My first attempt at writing and publishing a book was when I was 11 years old. At that time I worked on an old x386 Windows 3.11 computer and the old-fashioned Word software that came with it. However, I lost the floppy disk on which the file was saved and the book was lost to me because of this.
The book deals with the role of Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypt-assets in the Digital Transformation of society. It shows you how the birth of Bitcoin has influenced the information technology sector, financial markets, the legal field, cybersecurity, and how it even ignited internet meme wars.
Thanks to the multidimensional approach of my book, you will learn all matters relevant for interpreting the reality of Bitcoin.
Therefore the book deals with various dimensions like Bitcoins use of computer hardware, energy consumption, how decentralized networks communicate and use cryptography, the design of the overall system, and much more. I also discuss the current trends in cybersecurity to reason why the higher costs of maintenance of blockchain applications might be less relevant in the future.
Besides the technical dimensions, the relevancy of internet meme culture, the (ab)use of Bitcoin in cybercrimes and hacking attacks (like the hack of Bill Gates Twitter account), and how the legal field deals with such phenomena will also pass the revue.
Given that Bitcoin is not only a technological innovation but also offers its users various functions in the context of economics, the book concludes with an Epilogue written by economist Edin Mujagić. Edin is a monetary economist, author and published for various media like Follow the Money, Telegraaf.
I just published the official website of my new book and if you like to read the book, you can order your copy via Amazon.com. You can also preview the Introduction to the Nature of Bitcoin on Academia.edu and read it for free there!
I am quite sure you will like the insights and ideas published in my book on Bitcoin, however, if you have feedback, want to collaborate for future versions, or leave comments, just send me an e-mail!