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The End of Money Audiobook

The End of Money: The Story of Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and the Blockchain Revolution

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The End of Money is an essential introduction to cryptocurrencies and the blockchain revolution, which has been hailed as the greatest advancement since the invention of the Internet.

Murder for hire. Drug trafficking. Embezzlement. Money laundering. These might sound like plot lines of a thriller, but they are true stories from the short history of cryptocurrencies - digital currencies conceived by computer hackers and cryptographers that represent a completely new sort of financial transaction that could soon become mainstream.

The most famous - or infamous - cryptocurrency is bitcoin. But look beyond its tarnished reputation and something much shinier emerges. The technology that underlies bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies - the blockchain - is hailed as the greatest advancement since the invention of the Internet. It is now moving away from being the backbone for a digital currency and making inroads into other core concepts of society: identity, ownership and even the rule of law.

The End of Money is your essential introduction to this transformative new technology that has governments, entrepreneurs and forward-thinking people from all walks of life sitting up and taking notice.

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    "Great introduction to the cryptocurrency space"

    Written in 2017. Timely for mid 2017. But has a shelf life of months as the cryptocurrency space evolves. By the time I read this SegWit had just been implemented on BitCoin.

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    Mr. S. Kelly London England 17/08/2017
    Mr. S. Kelly London England 17/08/2017 Member Since 2017

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    "Very interesting and simple enough to understand."

    Well read and simple enough for me to understand it all. The historical components are great to put thing in a framework that is relevant. very good overall.

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    "Repetitive"

    Anyone interested in Bitcoin mining, trading or potential investing will not find this book useful..

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    lawrence 27/07/2017
    lawrence 27/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "A well-written introduction to cryptocurrencies"
    If you could sum up The End of Money in three words, what would they be?

    interesting; up-to-date; non-technical


    Have you listened to any of Mark Elstob’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Mark Elstob does a fine job reading; strangely enough for an English actor speaking RP, 'BBC' English he pronounces words beginning with `wh' with 'hw', i.e. with an initial 'h' sound...


    Any additional comments?

    It's a non-technical book. It doesn't go into the details of hashing or security.

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    "Very interesting"

    Very good book that tells both sides of the story of bitcoin. It had me realize the value of studying further with its core blockchain

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