November 10, 2017 / by Eddy Passmore / business, Reading / No Comments

Top 5 Blockchain And Cryptocurrency Books You Should Read

Have you heard of cryptocurrency and the blockchain technology lately? Well, this new technology is the talk of the town right now. Most people are talking about it. But as the technology is not widely used yet, people have very vague idea about what it is and how it works. This technology has been around for more than eight years now with the introduction of bitcoins. Initially, the technology was used for monetary transactions only. But now it is being used beyond financial application. This technology will transform many industries including the education sector, business sector, the entertainment industry, and other industries as well. If you want to learn more about this technology then here are some books we recommend.

8 Blockchain And Bitcoin Books To Read

The Business Blockchain – by William Mougayar

In this book, the author discusses how blockchain will lead to the creation of new business ideas and models. You will learn what blockchain is and how it will affect the businesses in future. Including investment opportunities to stear away from, such as risky USI tech bitcoin business model.  You will know how decentralized database will work wonderfully in many industries.

Blockchain: Down The Rabbit Hole – by Tim Lea

This book is ideal for readers who don’t have any coding experience or technical knowledge. The book will help anyone to understand the impact of blockchain on businesses and other industries. You will know how to make your business more effective using the blockchain technology.

Blockchain Revolution – by Don And Alex Tapscott

This is a very comprehensive book giving you a full guide to the blockchain technology. It focuses on how the new technology can affect our daily lives. Anybody can read the book and understand this technology’s benefits. You will learn how the different industries can achieve transparency and competitiveness using this new technology. The book talks about blockchain’s role in improving financial services, protecting personal identities, contracts, etc. You will get to know how it will contribute to the Internet of Things (IoT) as well. You will know how to use cryptocurrencies safely online using the blockchain technology.

The Age Of Cryptocurrency – by Paul Vigna and Michael J Casey

It is one of the most popular books on cryptocurrency. This book will teach you the concepts of cryptocurrency, blockchain, and bitcoin. They will know why these are important and how different industries will be affected by these. You will learn about the origins of these concepts as well. There are different types of cryptocurrencies being developed daily and other that are commonly used already like ethereum, litecoin, zcash. For new cryptocurrencies to emerge, they need to be mined and registered in the blockchain for all to see. These new opportunities that emerge best co

Mastering Bitcoin – by Andreas M. Antonopoulos

This book is for the programmers and the coders so that they can learn how cryptocurrencies work. The book will explain to them how to develop software that uses cryptocurrencies. The book also contains a number of chapters that are meant for readers who don’t have any technical or programming knowledge. If you are interested to learn about how bitcoins operate then you must read this book. Elaborate examples, stories, and coding samples are used to explain the complicated technical concepts of bitcoins.

Blockchain: Blueprint For A New Economy – by Melanie Swan

After reading this book you will understand how the blockchain technology works. You will learn about the practical applications of this technology in our everyday lives. The chapters cover topics such as tracking digital information, creating a decentralized system for data storage, using data mining network, storing personal health record like the genomic data, etc.

The Book Of Satoshi – by Phil Champagne

The tone of the book is quite different from the other books. It talks about bitcoin and blockchain in a very friendly and entertaining way. By reading this book you will actually get to know what happened during the time this concept of bitcoin and blockchain were created. You will find a number of email conversations between the creator of Bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto and the tech pioneers. You will learn about this amazing new technology from its creator’s perspective.

Great Chain Of Numbers – by Tim Swanson

The book is meant for readers who are business-centric. You will learn about smart contracts and how transparent database can help you. You will understand how identity can be protected using the blockchain technology.

Blockchain lets you structure your data in such a way that it remains in the database forever and can be accessed anytime. No central authority is required to control the database. The blockchain is the new big thing in the technology world. If you want to stay competitive then you must learn about blockchain, bitcoin, and the different cryptocurrencies. The books just discussed are the best ones available in the market today. You should read as many books as you can on this technology to keep yourself updated with the latest technological innovations.

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December 27, 2016 / by Eddy Passmore / Blog, Books / No Comments

4 reasons why horror books are good for children

Many parents think that you should not read out horror books to children as they will become scared and cry at night. But actually, horror books can have a positive effect on the children.

Gets children interested in reading

Horror books create interests in children about reading books. Children are fascinated to hear about ghosts, monsters, etc. These books are a little scary, but they are fun too!

Learn more about them

Children learn about their strengths and weaknesses. They learn what makes them scared and what doesn’t. So, they become more empowered. They learn that heroes can be of all sizes and shapes.

Opens up the child’s imagination

In horror story books children learn about different descriptions of monsters and vampires with a weird face and all. These open the doors to creativity.

These stories are reassuring

The creepy things that are mentioned in books are fiction, not something in reality. So, when kids go to a shadowy place, they are not scared of the dark anymore.

So, it’s a positive thing to read horror stories to children. But you should be careful that the books you are reading are suitable for children. You should also consider what kind of horror books your kids are reading. It is better to read it first yourself and then let you child read it. If the book is too creepy, it might have a negative impact on your child’s mind. They may become timid in real life.

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December 27, 2016 / by Eddy Passmore / Blog, Books / No Comments

Types of books to read to your children

When you read stories to children, it introduces them to the complex nature of language. It helps them in gaining essential language skills. As a parent, you should read out different types of books to them. Here are the various genres of books you should read out to your children.

Picture Storybooks

These books include text and illustrations. It is appropriate for children as the colourful illustrations support a simple story line. The illustrations provide extra information that is not covered in the text. Children like rhyming stories and books that have repeated patterned sounds that are of interest to children.

Participation Books

Children love repeating book’s suggestions, like touching their toes, clapping their hands, covering their eyes, etc. These books promote interaction.

Patterned Concept Books

These books elaborate the children’s understanding of the relationship, idea or theme. Patterned concept books offer illustrated examples of different ideas and words. These books help children to read along with the adult and predict which word might come next.

Folktales

The contents of these books come from years of oral storytelling. Most of these stories have a moral concept. These have some cultural and historical concept as well.

Nursery Rhymes

These are recited by parents from books or their memories. Most cultures have some rhymes and songs that are passed from one generation to another.

Besides these books the basic alphabet book and number book are also essential for the preliminary stages of their developments. Read these books out to your children and help them gain lots of knowledge from a very young age.

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December 27, 2016 / by Eddy Passmore / Blog, Reading / No Comments

5 scientific reasons to read a book every day

Though more people now read e-books, the demand for real books is no less yet. Though it is convenient to read the digital books, you won’t get the joy of reading a real book by reading an e-book. Here are some scientific reasons to read a real book.

Improves intelligence

You know more by reading. When you read a book, it opens up the world to you. You should start reading books from a very young age. Children’s books let kids learn 50% more words than prime time TV. You get exposed to more vocabulary by reading books. So, you will get higher tests on reading and other tests. If you want to read quickly, then read the traditional book. Reading on a screen can slow your speed of reading.

Boosts power of brain

Reading books regularly increase the power of your brain. It improves your memory functions by working out your brain. With age, your memory slowly declines. But if you read regularly, the process of declining memory will slow down. So, your minds will be sharper for a longer time.

Reading makes you empathetic

You can relate to others easily by reading a book. Reading makes people understand what they are thinking. You will be able to understand the complex social relationships better.

Flipping pages help to understand what you are reading

If you want to remember what you are reading then, you should read a real book than an e-book. The touch of pages on your finder provides some context in the brain. This can lead to deeper understanding of what you are reading.

Reading helps you to relax

After a long day of work, reading a book can make you feel relaxed. It can get rid of all your stress. You explore the author’s world and forget about your own by reading books.

So, reading the traditional book has many benefits over e-books. You should not give up the habit of reading the real book, no matter how much attached you are to electronic gadgets.

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