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The Internet of Money

Narrated by: Stephanie Murphy
Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
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Summary

While many books explain the how of bitcoin, The Internet of Money delves into the why of bitcoin. Acclaimed information-security expert and author of Mastering Bitcoin, Andreas M. Antonopoulos examines and contextualizes the significance of bitcoin through a series of essays spanning the exhilarating maturation of this technology.

Bitcoin, a technological breakthrough quietly introduced to the world in 2008, is transforming much more than finance. Bitcoin is disrupting antiquated industries to bring financial independence to billions worldwide. In this book, Andreas explains why bitcoin is a financial and technological evolution with potential far exceeding the label "digital currency."

Andreas goes beyond exploring the technical functioning of the bitcoin network by illuminating bitcoin's philosophical, social, and historical implications. As the Internet has essentially transformed how people around the world interact and has permanently impacted our lives in ways we never could have imagined, bitcoin - the Internet of money - is fundamentally changing our approach to solving social, political, and economic problems through decentralized technology.

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Awesome

An awesome book with mind opening things. A must read/listen not only for the blockchain enthusiasts, but for all the people who want to understand the future that blockchain will definitely be influencing.

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very astute

he knows what he is talking about, Andreas is a genius. worth a few rereads if you are interested in Crypto

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Very insightful introduction to Bitcoin!

The way Andreas explains bitcoins potential and future use cases by referencing past revultionary technologies is refreshing.

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Really easy to listen to

A great way to hear about bitcoin's properties and capacities at a macro level. Some of the talks I had already watched on YouTube, and obviously we can't grasp Andreas' stage magic through an audiobook, but it's a great way to convey the message in a structured way.

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Quality book !!!

Definitely worth a read !!! Quality book !!! AAntonopoulos thanks for taking your time and creating a masterpiece !!!

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Good but a lot of duplication

I enjoyed this book but there is a lot of repeating content as it covers a series of presentations. The content could have been better streamlined

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Andreas M. Antonopoulos.

My take on this book is that the author is very insightful and very forward thinking. Bitcoin is a very good start however the blockchain is revolutionary.

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Great book for bitcoin begginers

loved the book and the it explaines the most complez issues in a very simple and understandable way.

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Excellent. A must read.

There is before and after reading this book. The historical account of tech development has completely changed my outlook. Anyone interested in the future should read this book.

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A must read for anyone interested in blockchain

this is aust read (or listen) for anyone interested in blockchain technology. Andreas is probably the most liked perople in the Crypto world due to his passion and knowledge on the subject. in this book he conveys this knowledge in an easy to understand manner with limited jargon but with all the passion.

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  • Andrew
  • 23-03-18

Very Disappointing

The book was very disappointing because it was not technical at all. Also, he kept using way too many examples to over-explain easy concepts. Hearing the word Bitcoin over and over again also tends to get annoying. All of the useful info in here could have been condensed to a 30 minute video, instead of a 5 hour audiobook.

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  • Shah Alam
  • 08-12-17

Needs Re-editing

Repetition is bad enough but having to pay for listening to repetition makes it worse.

This also happens to be the first book where I got the hear the chapter and para-numbers being narrated as “Chapter two-dot-four-dot-three”.

The theme is fine and the message that the crypto-currencies are the future with a huge potential could well be conveyed in less than an hour.

This book needs thorough re-editing.

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  • Chad
  • 30-11-17

Disjointed mishmash

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What's the lazy way to create a book? Take recordings of various largely impromptu talks you give and slap them together into a disjointed mishmash. Some interesting ideas, but seriously, put in the effort to make an actual cohesive book.

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  • 21-05-17

Good rough summary of Bitcoin capabilities

The book is a good rough introduction to Bitcoin without getting bogged down in details of exactly how transactions and blocks work. There is educated speculation about the possible future implications of peer-to-peer cryptocurrencies (such as Bitcoin). I would recommend this to someone who is curious but not necessarily familiar with information technology. For those familiar with Bitcoin already this book is a nice refresher and reminder about what the protocol is capable of and what it's future political implications may be.

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  • A. M. Dalessandro
  • 17-02-19

Not Really A Book, Just a Collection of Speeches

I suppose professors all over the country could do what Mr. Antonopoulos and his publishers have done here. Rather than actually write and publish a real book, they have taken bits and pieces of dozens of his speeches and cobbled them together to a collection of sorts. He says the same thing over and over again. I can't tell you how many times he called Bitcoin a "distruptive" technology and compared critics of the technology with those who laughed at the automobile as a potential replacement for the horse in the early 1900s.

He also likes to compare Bitcoin with the Internet, and mentions that now anyone can publish, not just a large newspaper with a huge printing press, like The New York Times. Of course the difference between the NYT and a guy writing on his computer in his bedroom or basement is that the NYT hires highly-skilled, highly-educated reporters, editors, photographers, analysts, programmers, and writers who comb the globe to determine what's happening in the world and why it matters. Perhaps it's great that some of this power is decentralized, but organizations like the NYT, The Economist, the BBC, and PBS are still the go-to media when you really want to know the news. They are just on the Internet now. I don't need Mr. Antonopoulos to explain this to me.

The first few chapters of the book are a review of the history of money and exchange that I got in middle school social studies class. I can't believe I paid money for this.

His entire method of trying to explain Bitcoin is to use analogies. I thought after listening to his book that I might better understand this technology, but I don't.

As far as I'm concerned, Mr. Antonopoulos could be described as the P.T. Barnum of Bitcoin, but that would be a disservice to Mr. Barnum, who, for all his showmanship and hyperbole, actually had something of value to sell.

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  • R. Gonzalez
  • 01-02-19

A blueprint for the future

Andreas is a prophet of Bitcoin and it’s potential to change the world. I’ve enjoyed hearing his thoughts and comparisons to past technological advancements, as it pertains to Bitcoin’s rise. I will now go onto Volume 2. Thank you Andreas for spreading the gospel

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-01-19

Amazing book

This book definitely help me understand Bitcoin more and how revolutionary this technology really is

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  • Wayne Hunsucker
  • 11-10-18

Intense and Surprising

I don't know how many times I hit replay so I could hear again what he just said. The book is riveting and very difficult to understand. It turns out that what I thought Bitcoin was, isn't. When I accepted that we aren't talking about a coin; that I don't have a wallet but a keychain; that's when I began to see the sheer brilliance of it all.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-09-18

Informative and Life-Changing

If you're going to read any book this year, this is the book. If you don't understand the concept of a blockchain and or cryptocurrency, this is the first book you should read. And, if you have a friend who doesn't understand the concept of cryptocurrency, forward this book to your friend for Christmas.

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  • ryan s
  • 21-09-18

Everybody should listen to this.

this book is at must listen for every human being on Earth. blockchain technology will change the world forever.