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Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond

© 2018
by Chris Burniske, Jack Tatar

1st Edition Active, In-Print 368 Pages Hardback
9781260026672 1260026671
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The innovative investor's guide to an entirely new asset class?from two experts on the cutting edge

With the rise of bitcoin and blockchain technology, investors can capitalize on the greatest investment opportunity since the Internet. Bitcoin was the first cryptoasset, but today there are over 800 and counting, including ether, ripple, litecoin, monero, and more. This clear, concise, and accessible guide from two industry insiders shows you how to navigate this brave new blockchain world?and how to invest in these emerging assets to secure your financial future.

Cryptoassets gives you all the tools you need:

* An actionable framework for investigating and valuing cryptoassets 

* Portfolio management techniques to maximize returns while managing risk

* Historical context and tips to navigate inevitable bubbles and manias

* Practical guides to exchanges, wallets, capital market vehicles, and ICOs

* Predictions on how blockchain technology may disrupt current portfolios

In addition to offering smart investment strategies, this authoritative resource will help you understand how these assets were created, how they work, and how they are evolving amid the blockchain revolution. The authors define a clear and original cryptoasset taxonomy, composed of cryptocurrencies, cryptocommodities, and cryptotokens, with insights into how each subset is blending technology and markets. You?ll find a variety of methods to invest in these assets, whether through global exchanges that trade 24/7 or initial cryptoasset offerings (ICOs). By sequentially building on the concepts of each prior chapter, the book will provide you with a full understanding of the cryptoasset economy and the opportunities that await the innovative investor .

Cryptoassets represent the future of money and markets. This book is your guide to that future.   


Author's Note

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I: What

Chapter 1: Bitcoin and the Financial Crisis of 2008

Chapter 2: The Basics of Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology

Chapter 3: "Blockchain, Not Bitcoin?"

Chapter 4: The Taxonomy of Cryptoassets

Chapter 5: Cryptocommodities and Cryptotokens

Part II: Why

Chapter 6: The Importance of Portfolio Management and Alternative Assets

Chapter 7: The Most Compelling Alternative Asset of the Twenty-First Century

Chapter 8: Defining Cryptoassets as a New Asset Class

Chapter 9: The Evolution of Cryptoasset Market Behavior

Chapter 10: The Speculation of Crowds and "This Time is Different" Thinking

Chapter 11: "It's Just a Ponzi Scheme, Isn't It?"

Part III: How

Chapter 12: Fundamental Analysis and a Valuation Framework for Cryptoassets

Chapter 13: Evaluating the Health of Cryptoasset Networks and Technical Analysis

Chapter 14: Directly Investing in Cryptoassets: Mining, Exchanges, and Wallets

Chapter 15: "Where's the Bitcoin ETF?"

Chapter 16: The Wild World of ICOs

Chapter 17: Preparing Current Portfolios for Blockchain Disruption

Chapter 18: The Future of Investing is Here

Chris and Jack's Go-to Crypto Resources

Notes

Index


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