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"Crypto Rebels"

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Blockchain Basics: A Non-technical Introduction in 25 Steps
by Daniel Drescher
ISBN-10: 1484226038
ISBN-13: 978-1484226032

Introducing Ethereum and Solidity: Foundations of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Programming for Beginners
By Chris Dannen
ISBN-10: 1484225341
ISBN-13: 978-1484225349

Mastering Blockchain - Second Edition
by Imran Bashir
ISBN-10: 1788839048
ISBN-13: 978-1788839044

Blockchain Applications: A Hands-On Approach
by Arshdeep Bahga and Vijay Madisetti
ISBN-10: 0996025553
ISBN-13: 978-0996025553

Building Blockchain Projects: Building Decentralized Blockchain Applications with Ethereum and Solidity
By Narayan Prusty
ISBN-10: 178712214X
ISBN-13: 978-1787122147

Ethereum, Tokens & Smart Contracts: Notes on getting started
by Eugenio Noyola
ISBN-10: 1973442558
ISBN-13: 978-1973442554

Blockchain Enabled Applications: Understand the Blockchain Ecosystem and How to Make it Work for You
by Vikram Dhillon, David Metcalf, Max Hooper
ISBN-10: 1484230809
ISBN-13: 978-1484230800


Distributed Ledger Technology: The Science of the Blockchain
by Roger Wattenhofer

The Book of Satoshi: The Collected Writings of Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto
by Phil Champagne

Blockchain for Dummies
by Tiana Laurence

Blockchain and the Law
by Primavera De Filippi and Aaron Wright

The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything
By Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna

Blockchain: A Practical Guide to Developing Business, Law, and Technology Solutions
By Joseph J. Bambara and Paul R. Allen

Blockchain: Discover the Technology Behind Smart Contracts, Wallets, Mining, and Cryptocurrency
By Abraham K. White

Blockchain: Trust Companies
By Richie Etwaru

Blockchain Design Sprint: An Agile Innovatiopn Workbook to Implement an Agile Design Sprint for your Blockchain Business

Building Blockchain Projects: Building Decentralized Blockchain Applications with Ethereum and Solidity
By Narayan Prusty

Blockchain Applications: A Hands-On Approach
By Arshdeep Bahga and Vijay Madisetti

Introducing Ethereum and Solidity: Foundations of Crytocurrency and Blockchain Programming for Beginners
By Chris Damen

Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum and Smart Contracts
By David Gerard


Additional References

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BBC. (2014. Troubled MtGox Bitcoin boss emerges after shut down Retrieved from
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-26352442  on February 26, 2014.

Bitcoin Charts. (2014). Bitcoin Charts. Retrieved from
http://bitcoincharts.com/  on March 1, 2014.

Bitcoin. (2014). Bitcoin. Retrieved from
https://bitcoin.com/  on April 10, 2014.

Bitcoin.org. (2014). Bitcoin.org FAQs.. Retrieved from
https://bitcoin.org/en/faq  on April 10, 2014.

Bitcoin Foundation. (2014). Bitcoin Foundation. Retrieved from
https://bitcoinfoundation.org/  on April 10,

Bitcoin Scammers. (2014). Bit Coin Scammers. Retrieved from
http://bitcoinscammers.com/  on April 9, 2014.

Brown, E. Bitcoin bubble could burst as investors rush to withdraw cash. Retrieved from
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Caughey, M. (2013). Bitcoin Step by Step, second edition. Amazon Digital Services.

Caughey, M. (2013). Bitcoin Mining Step by Step. Amazon Digital Services.

Chen, C. (2014). PBOC Orders All Chinese Banks And Third Party Payment Processors To Close Accounts Of Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges by 4/15. Retrieved from
http://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/2014/03/27/pboc-orders-all-chinese-banks-third-party-payment-processors-shut-accounts-15-chinese-bitcoin-exchanges-april-15th/  on March 27, 2014.

Demeester, T. (2014). Whither the Price of Bitcoin? Retreived from http://www.coindesk.com/whither-price-bitcoin/  on April 12, 2014.

Hacking, J. (2014). Calif. man, Satoshi Nakamoto denies to be a Bitcoin founder. Retrieved from http://www.thewestsidestory.net/2014/03/07/calif-man-satoshi-nakmoto-denies-bitcoin-founder/  on March 7, 2014.

Hornyak, T. (2014). 'Malleability' attacks not to blame for Mt. Gox's missing bitcoins, study says Retrieved from
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2114200/malleability-attacks-not-to-blame-for-mt-goxs-missing-bitcoins-study-says.html  on March 27, 2014.

Incencio, R. (2014). Ransomware and Bitcoin Theft Combine in BitCrypt. Retrieved from
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Kadhim Shubber, K. 2014. Gavin Andresen Steps Down as Bitcoin’s Lead Developer. Retrieved from
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Lee, T. B. (2013). 12 questions about Bitcoin you were too embarrassed to ask. Retrieved from
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Petrovan, B. (2014) Researchers find Android apps that covertly mine Dogecoin, one of them with more than a million downloads. Retrieved from
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Popper, N. (2013). Into the Bitcoin Mines, Retrieved from
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SCGNEWS. (2014). Bitcoin Flash Crash - 80% Drop in Seconds - Down 20% After Stabilizing. Retrieved from
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SCGNEWS. (2014). The IRS Just Declared War on Bitcoin - Retroactively. Retrieved from
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Sharkey, T. (2014. Inside Bitcoins NYC Day 1: Bitcoin 2.0 Takes Center Stage. Retrieved from
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Zetter, K. (2014). Digital Currency Founder: U.S. Indicted Me For Not Giving FBI My Source Code. Retrieved
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2014/01/liberty-reserve-source-code/  on January 30, 2014.

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