Cryptocurrency All-in-One For Dummies

  • 13h 30m
  • Kiana Danial, Michael G. Solomon, Peter Kent, Tiana Laurence, Tyler Bain
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2021

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.

About the Author

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.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • What is a Cryptocurrency?
  • How Cryptocurrencies Work
  • Introducing Cryptocurrency Wallets
  • Different Types of Cryptocurrencies
  • Introducing Blockchain
  • Picking a Blockchain
  • Getting Your Hands on Blockchain
  • Beholding the Bitcoin Blockchain
  • Encountering the Ethereum Blockchain
  • Getting Your Hands on Hyperledger
  • Financial Technology
  • Bitcoin Tech Explained
  • Buying, Using, and Selling Bitcoin
  • Taking Control of Your Wallet (and Hodling Your Bitcoin)
  • Keeping Your Bitcoin Safe
  • Getting to Know Ethereum
  • Exploring Use Cases for Ethereum
  • Examining the Ethereum Ecosystem and Development Life Cycle
  • Getting and Configuring Ethereum Development Tools
  • Building Your First Ethereum Apps
  • Discovering Smart Contracts
  • Writing Your Own Smart Contracts with Solidity
  • Testing Ethereum Apps
  • Deploying Ethereum Apps
  • Why Invest in Cryptocurrencies?
  • Recognizing the Risks of Cryptocurrencies
  • Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Brokers
  • Identifying Top-Performing Cryptocurrencies
  • Diversification in Cryptocurrencies
  • Getting Ahead of the Crowd—Investing in ICOs
  • Stocks and Exchange-Traded Funds with Cryptocurrency Exposure
  • Cryptocurrency Futures and Options
  • Dealing with the Dollar and other Fiat Currencies
  • Using Technical Analysis
  • Short-Term Trading Strategies
  • Long-Term Investing Strategies
  • Minimizing Losses and Maximizing Gains
  • Using Ichimoku and Fibonacci Techniques
  • Taxes and Cryptocurrencies
  • Understanding Cryptocurrency Mining
  • Exploring the Different Forms of Mining
  • Mining Made Simple—Finding a Pool and Preparing an Account
  • Picking a Cryptocurrency to Mine
  • Gathering Your Mining Gear
  • Setting up Your Mining Hardware
  • Running the Numbers—Is it Worth it?
  • Reducing Negatives and Gaining an Edge
  • Running Your Cryptocurrency Business