The telecom war between Reliance Jio and Airtel was only a preamble to the impending battle between Google and Jio. Nitish Kumar broke the mahagathbandhan while seeming to try to bend RJD to his will. All the schmoozing between Trump and Xi hasn’t reduced the North Korean nuclear threat. Could we have predicted these outcomes before they actually happened?  Yes we could have—not with IQ or EQ, but with ‘Game Theoretic Quotient’. A new intelligence, a new way of looking at the world. Game Sutra highlights the underlying strategic considerations of entities as diverse as heads of state, bitcoin miners and CEOs of internet companies to explain their decisive choices. Immerse yourself in its heady mix of cogent fact and smart analysis to develop your ‘game theoretic quotient’. Your world will never be the same again.

Battles of the Bitcoin

Battles of the Bitcoin

This chapter examines an interesting historical juncture in the evolution of the bitcoin, a digital currency which operates independ-ently of a central bank. It demonstrates that given severe capacity constraints, destructive denial of service attacks could well become the standard operating practice of bitcoin-mining companies, resulting in the depletion of already scarce computational power.27

In a world full of momentous separations, the split of the bitcoin into bitcoin cash and bitcoin classic on 1 August 2017, hardly drew a whimper. And yet, the future of a pioneering cryptocurrency with over $40 billion in circulation is at stake. A simple game illustrates the conflict that lies at the heart of the breakup. But first, a bit about the bitcoin.

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