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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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Great introductory book

While this book is made up of talks, each one offers some great points, I’ve really enjoyed it, will be getting volume two!

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A Good Listen

Good in depth explanation of the topic, however it had some repetitions due to it being taken from several talks. Could be more concise with the ideas.

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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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Such a great explanation for both beginers and pros

Incredible book. Really likes it. Made me even more bullish on btc. Suitable for pros and beginers

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Bitcoin is the future and this book explains why

I was already familiar with crypto before I read this book. But I thought it was risky and uncertain. I thought there was a chance it would fail and that normal banking would still exist in 20 years.

How wrong I was.

This book explains, in simple terms, why Bitcoin/crypto is here to stay. Antonopoulos' talks make it painfully obvious why this technology will succeed. Now, I can't wait to use it in my life and break free from the chains of traditional banking and finance.

I am so excited about this technology and so excited I've learned about it now. In 20 years one Bitcoin could be worth over $1 million. Buy some now and participate in the future economy.

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Easy to understand

This is a book for beginners to Bitcoin and blockchain. It’s quite philosophical and has some fun comparisons - I particularly liked the ones to the early days of the automobile and the internet. Also... HODL!

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Short but sweet, useful introduction

I enjoyed this immensely, a great intro to expanding a baseline knowledge of the applications of crypto

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Amazing

Everyone should read/listen to this book. This book may make you $1,000,000's in the long run, if you decide to invest in Bitcoin

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Good intro to btc

A pleasant introduction to the world of bitcoin, its philosophy, implications and potential for the future.

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  • 26-02-19

This was an amazing book that really clarifies.

There's a lot of confusion around bit Queen as its completely different paradigm of interaction. This book lays out the fundamentals in contacts with what's going on today. A must read, timeless.

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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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  • A0A2 95AB DC34 69C9
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 had to 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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  • James Carnley
  • 19-03-19

The world's best book on understanding crypto

Andreas Antonopoulos has a gift of explaining complex topics in a way that everyone can easily understand and expand upon. Cryptocurrency is going to be one of the most fundamental technologies of our entire society and it's worth finding out why. When I listened to this there were a few times where a sentence immediately repeated itself in the audio which was annoying but didn't distract too much from the experience.

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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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  • 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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  • Vince Benetti
  • 03-06-21

Internet of Money is intellectually stimulating

The concept of BTC as defined in Satoshi Nakamoto’s whitepaper is genius and revolutionary. The insight’s presented in Andreas’s The Internet of Money are brilliant and intellectually stimulating.
The genesis of BTC in November of 2008 was the catalyst of a financial revolution. BTC and the world of decentralized finance that it spawned will do more for humanity than anything in our history. When you give an individual financial freedom, you are giving them true freedom and the hope for a better future.
The Internet of Money will help open your eyes to a better future.

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  • Edward
  • 02-06-21

Great book!

This book has some great philosophical takes on both money in general and specifically on crypto.