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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.

©2016 Merkle Bloom LLC (P)2017 Merkle Bloom LLC

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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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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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  • cb
  • 27-03-18

Mediocre

Bitcoin propaganda full of platitudes and clearly directed at people who don’t understand money. I’m not sure the author himself understands money.

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great book , definitely recommend , clear perspective of crypto currency and blockchain in general

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informative

learnt a lot about bitcoin from this book. enjoyed listening to the narrator voice. overall a pretty good ebook

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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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  • 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

Any additional comments?

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-08-18

The content is good but the structure is bad

I love the info that i gained in this book
But these 1-2 min chapters annoyed me a bit

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  • Douglas Czumble
  • 15-08-18

Must Read

Incredible overview of where we have been and where we are going. Great vision. Great insight

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  • Amro A.
  • 13-08-18

Good non technical intro

The Author does a good job discussing the nature of money and bitcoin in an abstract way. Going through bitcoin's building blocks and key features without diving into deep technical discussion.
The narrator's delivery was on point

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  • Deric
  • 31-07-18

Whoa, technology changes?

Great book showing the history of disruptive technologies and the future to be. We forget how things were before technology changed them, this is a good reminder of how future changes will emerge

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  • Sarah Wynn
  • 10-07-18

Great overview of Bitcoin

Really good overview of where Bitcoin has been and will go due to its decentralized nature. This is good for people who want to learn a general overview and people with CS degrees that want more in depth view.

Money is just the first application for the decentralized blockchain.

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  • Antony
  • 07-07-18

The best book on bitcoin!

Best book on bitcoin and crypto. I wish I had read this book much earlier. Thanks Andreas!