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By Chris Burniske

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Format: Hardback
Published In: United States, 20 October 2017
The innovative investor's guide to an entirely new asset class--from two experts on the cutting edgeCryptoassets potentially offer the greatest investment opportunity since the internet. Bitcoin was the first cryptoasset, but today there are over 500 and counting, including ether, ripple, litecoin, monero, and more. Cryptoassets and their associated blockchains are changing the way investors use and grow their money. This clear, concise, and accessible guide from two industry experts is the first book of its kind to explain this brave new blockchain world to innovative investors looking to explore the potential of this emerging asset class in their portfolios.It gives readers an understanding of how these assets were created, how they work, and how they are evolving amid the blockchain revolution. It also provides an actionable framework within which to evaluate new cryptoassets and position investment portfolios in the coming wave of financial innovation. Investors will learn how to gain access to these assets, whether through familiar investment vehicles or bleeding edge techniques such as crowdsales, hardware wallets, and cryptoasset exchanges. This is the future of money.

Table of Contents

Author's NoteForewordAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I: What Chapter 1: Bitcoin and the Financial Crisis of 2008Chapter 2: The Basics of Bitcoin and Blockchain TechnologyChapter 3: "Blockchain, Not Bitcoin?"Chapter 4: The Taxonomy of CryptoassetsChapter 5: Cryptocommodities and CryptotokensPart II: WhyChapter 6: The Importance of Portfolio Management and Alternative AssetsChapter 7: The Most Compelling Alternative Asset of the Twenty-First CenturyChapter 8: Defining Cryptoassets as a New Asset ClassChapter 9: The Evolution of Cryptoasset Market BehaviorChapter 10: The Speculation of Crowds and "This Time is Different" ThinkingChapter 11: "It's Just a Ponzi Scheme, Isn't It?"Part III: HowChapter 12: Fundamental Analysis and a Valuation Framework for CryptoassetsChapter 13: Evaluating the Health of Cryptoasset Networks and Technical AnalysisChapter 14: Directly Investing in Cryptoassets: Mining, Exchanges, and WalletsChapter 15: "Where's the Bitcoin ETF?"Chapter 16: The Wild World of ICOsChapter 17: Preparing Current Portfolios for Blockchain DisruptionChapter 18: The Future of Investing is HereChris and Jack's Go-to Crypto ResourcesNotesIndex

About the Author

Chris Burniske is a cofounder of Placeholder Ventures, a New York firm that specializes in cryptoassets. Prior to Placeholder, he pioneered ARK Investment Management's Next Generation Internet strategy, leading the firm to become the first public fund manager to invest in bitcoin. He then transitioned to focus exclusively on cryptoassets, paving the way for Wall Street to recognize it as a new asset class. His commentary has been featured on national media outlets, including CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Forbes.Jack Tatar is an angel investor and advisor to startups in the cryptoasset community, and speaks and writes frequently on the topic. With over two decades of experience in financial services, he was one of the first financial professionals to receive certification from the Digital Currency Council. He is the coauthor of one of the earliest books on Bitcoin, What's the Deal with Bitcoins?

EAN: 9781260026672
ISBN: 1260026671
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Inc.,US
Dimensions: 23.5 x 16 x 3.2 centimetres (0.32 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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