David Gerard


David Gerard is a Unix system administrator by day. His job includes keeping track of exciting new technologies and advising against the bad ones. He was previously an award-winning music journalist, and has blogged about music at Rocknerd.co.uk since 2001. He is a volunteer spokesman for Wikipedia, and is on the board of the RationalMedia Foundation, host of skeptical wiki RationalWiki.org. His website is davidgerard.co.uk. He lives in east London with his spouse Arkady and their daughter. Until he reinstalled the laptop they were on, he was the proud owner of six Dogecoins.

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Libra Shrugged: How Facebook Tried to Take Over the Money
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 53,810. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2020 . Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Social networking, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics / macroeconomics
Facebook: the biggest social network in the world. But governments were on Facebook’s case over personal data abuses, election rigging and fake news. Mark Zuckerberg wondered: what if Facebook could pivot to finance? Or, better: what if Facebook started its own private world currency? Facebook could have so much power that governments couldn’t stop them. It would be the Silicon Valley dream.
Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum & Smart Contracts
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 53,860. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2017 . Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance / investing, Nonfiction » True Crime » White-collar crime
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The origins and history of Bitcoin to the present day, the other cryptocurrencies it spawned including Ethereum, the ICO craze and the 2017 crypto bubble, and the attempts to apply blockchains and smart contracts to business. Plus a case study on blockchains in the music industry. Bitcoin and blockchains are not a technology story, but a psychology story.

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