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Cryptocurrency All-in-One For Dummies

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2022-01-19
  • Publisher: For Dummies

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Learn the skills to get in on the crypto craze

The world of cryptocurrency includes some of the coolest technologies and most lucrative investments available today. And you can jump right into the middle of the action with Cryptocurrency All-in-One For Dummies, a collection of simple and straightforward resources that will get you up to speed on cryptocurrency investing and mining, blockchain, Bitcoin, and Ethereum.

Stop scouring a million different places on the web and settle in with this one-stop compilation of up-to-date and reliable info on what's been called the "21st century gold rush." So, whether you're just looking for some fundamental knowledge about how cryptocurrency works, or you're ready to put some money into the markets, you'll find what you need in one of the five specially curated resources included in this book.

Cryptocurrency All-in-One For Dummies will help you:

  • Gain an understanding of how cryptocurrency works and the blockchain technologies that power cryptocurrency
  • Find out if you're ready to invest in the cryptocurrency market and how to make smart decisions with your cash
  • Build a cryptocurrency mining rig out of optimized and specifically chosen computing hardware
  • Dive into the details of leading cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum

Perfect for anyone curious and excited about the potential that's been unlocked by the latest in cryptocurrency tech, this book will give you the foundation you need to become a savvy cryptocurrency consumer, investor, or miner before you know it.

Author Biography

Kiana Danial is an investment trainer and consultant as well as the author of Cryptocurrency Investing For Dummies.

Peter Kent is a veteran technology author. Tyler Bain is a Certified Bitcoin Professional. Peter and Tyler are co-authors of Cryptocurrency Mining For Dummies. Tiana Laurence heads her own venture capital firm and is author of Blockchain For Dummies, 2nd Edition. Michael G. Solomon, PhD, is a professor of Computer Information Sciences as well as author of Ethereum For Dummies.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book 1: Cryptocurrency Basics 5

CHAPTER 1: What Is a Cryptocurrency? 7

CHAPTER 2: How Cryptocurrencies Work 15

CHAPTER 3: Introducing Cryptocurrency Wallets 27

CHAPTER 4: Different Types of Cryptocurrencies 43

Book 2: Blockchain Basics 59

CHAPTER 1: Introducing Blockchain 61

CHAPTER 2: Picking a Blockchain 73

CHAPTER 3: Getting Your Hands on Blockchain 81

CHAPTER 4: Beholding the Bitcoin Blockchain 91

CHAPTER 5: Encountering the Ethereum Blockchain 101

CHAPTER 6: Getting Your Hands on Hyperledger 115

CHAPTER 7: Financial Technology 123

Book 3: Bitcoin 133

CHAPTER 1: Bitcoin Tech Explained 135

CHAPTER 2: Buying, Using, and Selling Bitcoin 155

CHAPTER 3: Taking Control of Your Wallet (and Hodling Your Bitcoin) 191

CHAPTER 4: Keeping Your Bitcoin Safe 227

Book 4: Ethereum 249

CHAPTER 1: Getting to Know Ethereum 251

CHAPTER 2: Exploring Use Cases for Ethereum 259

CHAPTER 3: Examining the Ethereum Ecosystem and Development Life cycle 273

CHAPTER 4: Getting and Configuring Ethereum Development Tools 289

CHAPTER 5: Building Your First Ethereum Apps 309

CHAPTER 6: Discovering Smart Contracts 325

CHAPTER 7: Writing Your Own Smart Contracts with Solidity 347

CHAPTER 8: Testing Ethereum Apps 373

CHAPTER 9: Deploying Ethereum Apps 391

Book 5: Cryptocurrency Investing 405

CHAPTER 1: Why Invest in Cryptocurrencies? 407

CHAPTER 2: Recognizing the Risks of Cryptocurrencies 423

CHAPTER 3: Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Brokers 439

CHAPTER 4: Identifying Top-Performing Cryptocurrencies 455

CHAPTER 5: Diversification in Cryptocurrencies 467

CHAPTER 6: Getting Ahead of the Crowd: Investing in ICOs 479

CHAPTER 7: Stocks and Exchange-Traded Funds with Cryptocurrency Exposure 491

CHAPTER 8: Cryptocurrency Futures and Options 499

CHAPTER 9: Dealing with the Dollar and Other Fiat Currencies 507

CHAPTER 10: Using Technical Analysis 517

CHAPTER 11: Short-Term Trading Strategies 529

CHAPTER 12: Long-Term Investing Strategies 543

CHAPTER 13: Minimizing Losses and Maximizing Gains 551

CHAPTER 14: Using Ichimoku and Fibonacci Techniques 561

CHAPTER 15: Taxes and Cryptocurrencies 569

Book 6: Cryptocurrency Mining 577

CHAPTER 1: Understanding Cryptocurrency Mining 579

CHAPTER 2: Exploring the Different Forms of Mining 589

CHAPTER 3: Mining Made Simple: Finding a Pool and Preparing an Account 609

CHAPTER 4: Picking a Cryptocurrency to Mine 629

CHAPTER 5: Gathering Your Mining Gear 659

CHAPTER 6: Setting Up Your Mining Hardware 681

CHAPTER 7: Running the Numbers: Is It Worth It? 707

CHAPTER 8: Reducing Negatives and Gaining an Edge 733

CHAPTER 9: Running Your Cryptocurrency Business 753

Index 775

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