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Recommended novel for Bitcoiners: Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson /r/btc

Recommended novel for Bitcoiners: Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson /btc submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Neal Stephenson, Author of Cryptonomicon, Signs Up For His First Bitcoin Wallet.

Neal Stephenson, Author of Cryptonomicon, Signs Up For His First Bitcoin Wallet. submitted by WillWorkForCrypto to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Digital Currency: ten years before Bitcoin, Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon

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Digital Currency: ten years before Bitcoin, Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon

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10 years before Bitcoin, Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon

10 years before Bitcoin, Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon submitted by bitcoinhustler to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

If you're interested in Bitcoin, you should read Cryptonomicon

If you're interested in Bitcoin, you should read Cryptonomicon submitted by ambiversive to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Ten years before Bitcoin, in Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon 2002 novel..... "We are going to launch our own currency.”

Ten years before Bitcoin, in Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon 2002 novel..... submitted by Cryptolution to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

10 years before Bitcoin, Neal Stephensons Cryptonomicon

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X post from /r/bitcoin does this not look like something the boys would be working on from Cryptonomicon?

X post from /bitcoin does this not look like something the boys would be working on from Cryptonomicon? submitted by forgotpassword69 to nealstephenson [link] [comments]

An oldie but goodie, thought y'all would appreciate. Bought my first bitcoins yesterday. Made me think, I need to reread Cryptonomicon.

An oldie but goodie, thought y'all would appreciate. Bought my first bitcoins yesterday. Made me think, I need to reread Cryptonomicon. submitted by wolfgang1756 to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Earn BAT token just by hanging on the Internet

Earn BAT token just by hanging on the Internet
To make easy use of the Internet can be quite small sums, but this is the essence cryptonomicon — the use of decentralized applications for the benefit of all society and of little profit for themselves. (for example, the first bitcoin miners received quite a bit, if converted into dollars, but they supported a decentralized network.)
Concept: most sites live off advertising revenue. Sometimes it's annoying ads, sometimes the site does not deserve the advertising revenue that the user brought — he did not give the user the desired content, but the advertising showed. Advertising is often not relevant, advertising and tracking are forced.
https://preview.redd.it/u0rnjhbybbp31.png?width=300&format=png&auto=webp&s=0380836e59da4125ea9b223ff78ad295bd591bbf
BRAVE and the economy of its token BAT-should solve these problems.
Solution: all brave browser users have 3 options to choose from:
- do not show ads at all
- show ads from BRAVE, earning tokens for viewing it
- leave it as it is
The first option is clear — you just do not watch ads and no one is watching you.
The third option is also clear — you watch ads from websites, and you are watched by marketing agencies.
The second option is hard to implement, but it is very beautiful in nature. Brave collects statistics, passes through neural networks. Ads are shown by brave advertisers, based on your behavior. You get BAT tokens for clicking on ads and performing certain actions.
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The decentralized internet with Blockstack’s Brittany Laughlin

Following Blockstack’s historic SEC token raise approval, I interviewed Blockstack’s Brittany Laughlin who explains why the decentralized computing platform represents the next evolution of computing.
Brittany was an excellent interview and we had a great discussion on the importance of decentralization, the chicken and egg problem (what comes first - apps or users?) and Laughlin's experiences as a VC and founder in New York’s start-up scene.
Plus, we discuss why Donald Trump’s tweets about Bitcoin are a potential game-changer, and why Facebook’s Libracoin is a boost to the wider crypto ecosystem. As always, we finish with a round of crypto hot takes and learn why Neal Stephenson’s peerless Cryptonomicon is Laughlin’s favorite science fiction book. awesome podcast with Brittany
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Sorry to break up the hilarity, but can I get an ELI5 of bitcoin? These seems like the place I am most likely to get truthful answers.

I watched a Youtube video on the subject, but it somewhat confusing to my plebe, non-STEMlord/Liberal arts loser brain.
So why is it exactly people think bitcoin is so great? What exactly is this blockchain stuff? Isn't a means of verification already built-in to bitcoin? Why people furiously jerking themselves over blockchain? What is all this stuff about "off-chain" transactions? How do these wallet applications work? How do you have fractional values of 1BTC exist?
I am actually the only person in existence who went university and did not take an economics class. The only cryptocurrency I understand is the fictional one described by Neal Stephenson (whom I recently figured out is actually a libertarian thus destroying many of adolescent memories of reading his books) Cryptonomicon. Although his vision of a decentralized, electronic currency looks pretty dated (the book was published in 1999) by today's standards as it was backed by sweet, sweet gold.
I feel like this subreddit is pretty funny, but a lot of the humour is over my head.
Edit: The responses I have received have been very helpful and edifying. There is some very good and interesting information here, as well a bit of what seems like healthy debate.
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Bitcoin skepticism.

I've always been skeptical of the value of bitcoin. I've been watching bitcoin for a long time since back when you could by 10000 bitcoins for like a dollar. Mainly because as a developer I would see it pop in my news feed constantly. I thought it seems like a novel idea, and as a reader the Cryptonomicon kinda gave me a warm fuzzy to see it take off as a reality.
But that was were my warm fuzzy's ended. My first thought was it'll be a year before this gets shut down by the SEC or embroiled in some sort of lawsuits from the IRS. I was surprised when nothing happened, but overall it seemed to just go on. I heard about people using it on the dark web and that made sense, this was even mentioned in the Cryptonomicon that in any frontier the forerunners are often the criminals. Eventually though it saw some legitimacy, some websites started accepting it as currency the value started to rise meeting parity with the dollar.
I started to read some of the stuff about it. What is a bitcoin? Well, that's when I came across my first problem with how bitcoin works. Bitcoin mining is built on a concept called Proof of Work, from the Bitcoin wiki:
A proof of work is a piece of data which is difficult (costly, time-consuming) to produce but easy for others to verify and which satisfies certain requirements. Producing a proof of work can be a random process with low probability so that a lot of trial and error is required on average before a valid proof of work is generated. Bitcoin uses the Hashcash proof of work system.
But is that data valuable? Well... no. The value of bitcoin is spent cpu cycles. If we really break it down the value of bitcoin is entropy. That's what people are trading. Bitcoin is a commodity currency where the commodity is... literally entropy. I thought surely people will realize that the value of this is nothing but spent energy. But the price kept rising.
Now these days you see people defending the idea of bitcoin. When you point out any sort of flaw in how bitcoin is built you get back unintelligible answers that basically break down to, "The ontology of this ontology is the ontology of this ontology." I'm kind of fed up with listening to these people yammer nonsensically about what a great thing bitcoin is. Is anyone else experiencing the same thing?
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Cryptonomicon is a sci-fi novel about a group of hackers who build an underground data haven to facilitate anonymous Internet banking using electronic money

Cryptonomicon is a sci-fi novel about a group of hackers who build an underground data haven to facilitate anonymous Internet banking using electronic money submitted by ambiversive to wikipedia [link] [comments]

Halfway through Cryptonomicon...how is this SF (also need encouragement to finish)?

For me, anything longer than 300 pages is 'long', so Cryptonomicon's 910 pages makes 'War and Peace' look easy. I'm on page 475 and have enjoyed some of the elements, appreciate the humor, and like the occasional technological explanations. But I still don't see where it's going and am curious how it's science fiction (is it because of the two tech periods? There's nothing supernatural or ridiculously techie). Maybe I'm just stuck, but am curious on why this is considered a beloved SF classic.
Edit: just finished. 3/5 stars. Don't hate it but don't love it.
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A quote from 'Cryptonomicon'

Randy figures there’s no better time to ask this question. And because he’s known Avi longer than anyone else, he’s the only one who can get away with asking it. “Do we really want to be involved with these people?” he says. “Is this what Epiphyte Corp. is for? Is this what we are for?”
Avi heaves a big sigh and thinks about it for a while. Beryl looks at him searchingly; Eb and John and Tom study their shoes, or search the triple-canopy jungle for exotic avians, while listening intently.
“You know, back in the forty-niner days, every gold mining town in California had a nerd with a scale,” Avi says. “The assayer. He sat in an office all day. Scary-looking rednecks came in with pouches of gold dust. The nerd weighed them, checked them for purity, told them what the stuff was worth. Basically, the assayer’s scale was the exchange point—e where this mineral, this dirt from the ground, became money that would be recognized as such in any bank or marketplace in the world, from San Francisco to London to Beijing. Because of the nerd’s special knowledge, he could put his imprimatur on dirt and make it money. Just like we have the power to turn bits into money.
“Now, a lot of the people the nerd dealt with were incredibly bad guys. Peg house habitues. Escaped convicts from all over the world. Psychotic gunslingers. People who owned slaves and massacred Indians. I’ll bet that the first day, or week, or month, or year, that the nerd moved to the gold-mining town and hung out his shingle, he was probably scared shitless. He probably had moral qualms too—very legitimate ones, perhaps,” Avi adds, giving Randy a sidelong glance. “Some of those pioneering nerds probably gave up and went back East. But y’know what? In a surprisingly short period of time, everything became pretty damn civilized, and the towns filled up with churches and schools and universities, and the sort of howling maniacs who got there first were all assimilated or driven out or thrown into prison, and the nerds had boulevards and opera houses named after them. Now, is the analogy clear?”
(from "Cryptonomicon" by Neal Stephenson)
This book was suggested somewhere in cryptoland recently. I just thought this passage reflects how cryptocurrencies work in it's infancy and stages to maturity. The whole legal/not-legal... dark market... discussions.
By the way, this was written in 1999, before Bitcoin. I believe it might have inspired Satoshi in some way. It's a good read, I recommend it to nerds and crypto enthusiasts.
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[uncensored-r/Bitcoin] Read the white paper then read this

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Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson. Published in 1999 it's a wonderful prelude to the cryptocurrency we know today. You won't put it down.
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Can someone build me an app? To trade/ track Milligrams of gold/silver between devices. each Milligram to have it's own number and ownership history

The purpose of this app is to facilitate trade between devices with 0 ability to counterfit.
PS: this app will destroy the corupt banksterss' ability to enslave the planet by creating "money/creddit" out of thin air.
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Realistic cyberpunk

The world is seriously going cyberpunk - look at the plots involving Pirate Bay's endless relocating, look at Bitcoin mines and its political implications, look at the near-thrillers of Silk Road and Snowden. But, from afar, it seems most cyberpunk literature is more interested in explosions, world-revolution, and heroic feats. So could you recommend me some cyberpunk stories which keep it cool but fly closer to reality? What I'm looking for is snotty hackers with their white-on-black terminals, people who do not escape bullets, maybe even a good sentence and a plot that moves the reader instead of just moving the reader on. Probably something nearer to this decade than to spaceships and mind upload, also. I quite like Gibson, though the idea of the spatial representations of the Matrix today seems more cool than plausible; I also love Cryptonomicon, though I vaguely recall Stephenson being kind of a shoddy writer. And Pynchon's latest have been going a bit pulp and easy themselves, so I don't feel terribly drawn to Bleeding Edge, but please do change my mind if you can...
Thanks!
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A quote from the book Cryptonomicon

Randy figures there’s no better time to ask this question. And because he’s known Avi longer than anyone else, he’s the only one who can get away with asking it. “Do we really want to be involved with these people?” he says. “Is this what Epiphyte Corp. is for? Is this what we are for?”
Avi heaves a big sigh and thinks about it for a while. Beryl looks at him searchingly; Eb and John and Tom study their shoes, or search the triple-canopy jungle for exotic avians, while listening intently.
“You know, back in the forty-niner days, every gold mining town in California had a nerd with a scale,” Avi says. “The assayer. He sat in an office all day. Scary-looking rednecks came in with pouches of gold dust. The nerd weighed them, checked them for purity, told them what the stuff was worth. Basically, the assayer’s scale was the exchange point—e where this mineral, this dirt from the ground, became money that would be recognized as such in any bank or marketplace in the world, from San Francisco to London to Beijing. Because of the nerd’s special knowledge, he could put his imprimatur on dirt and make it money. Just like we have the power to turn bits into money.
“Now, a lot of the people the nerd dealt with were incredibly bad guys. Peg house habitues. Escaped convicts from all over the world. Psychotic gunslingers. People who owned slaves and massacred Indians. I’ll bet that the first day, or week, or month, or year, that the nerd moved to the gold-mining town and hung out his shingle, he was probably scared shitless. He probably had moral qualms too—very legitimate ones, perhaps,” Avi adds, giving Randy a sidelong glance. “Some of those pioneering nerds probably gave up and went back East. But y’know what? In a surprisingly short period of time, everything became pretty damn civilized, and the towns filled up with churches and schools and universities, and the sort of howling maniacs who got there first were all assimilated or driven out or thrown into prison, and the nerds had boulevards and opera houses named after them. Now, is the analogy clear?”
(from "Cryptonomicon" by Neal Stephenson)
This book was suggested somewhere in cryptoland recently. I just thought this passage reflects how cryptocurrencies work in it's infancy and stages to maturity. The whole legal/not-legal... dark market... discussions.
By the way, this was written in 1999, before Bitcoin. I believe it might have inspired Satoshi in some way. It's a good read, I recommend it to nerds and crypto enthusiasts.
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