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ISBN-10: 1999675924
ISBN-13: 9781999675929
Publisher: Ignota Books
Publish Date: 06/01/2019
Dimensions: 7.70" L, 5.00" W, 0.50" H

The White Paper

Editor: Jaya Klara Brekke
Introduction by: James Bridle

Paperback

Price: $19.95

Overview

Ignota Books publishes the original white paper by Satoshi Nakamoto on its tenth anniversary, providing a guide to the blockchain technology that is transforming our lives. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto published a revolutionary white paper that described a simple peer-to-peer electronic cash system that would later become Bitcoin. In the decade since the launch of the digital currency, the nascent blockchain technology behind Bitcoin has been heralded as having the same radical potential as the printing press or the Internet, in particular presenting extraordinary challenges to traditional banking. Yet the paper contains no reference to existing political ideas, monetary or economic knowledge. Why? The White Paper returns to Nakamoto’s canonical text as a Rosetta Stone that can serve as the compass for a rapidly shifting terrain of contemporary techno-politics. Crypto-economist Jaya Klara Brekke provides a guide and commentary, contextualising the paper for a wide readership and revealing the far-reaching implications of decentralisation. Also includes an introduction by acclaimed artist and technologist James Bridle situating Bitcoin within an obscure historical movement of decentralisation, showing how blockchain is part of a wider project to redraw the maps of political possibility.

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"Merely by printing the technical document that opened up the world of crypto-currencies and treating it as an elegant, brilliant philosophical statement, Jaya Klara Brekke, James Bridle and Ben Vickers have created a truly unique reference point for the changes that could define this century."Paul Mason, Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future and former BBC Economics Editor
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ISBN-10: 1999675924
ISBN-13: 9781999675929
Publisher: Ignota Books
Publish Date: 06/01/2019
Dimensions: 7.70" L, 5.00" W, 0.50" H
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