The Internet of Money

The Internet of Money

The Internet of Money

The Internet of Money

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 industrie

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  • 9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Educational but also repetitive, September 25, 2016
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    Tony

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    The book begins with almost a disclaimer telling you that the text was essentially revised presentations the author has given at gatherings since 2014 or so. This gives you an idea that it might not come across as the best reading material, which is true, it isn’t. In fact, every page has a quote from text I read no more than 30 seconds ago. This doesn’t happen once – – it happens virtually every other page and even some chapters have identical sections to another chapter. Perhaps that could have been taken out so there is only one section and everything would be condensed and neat. However, with all of this being said, If you’re considering reading this book, you probably still should. The author can help just about anyone understand bitcoin and he has some great figurative speech to relate to things we already understand. I liked the concepts, but not necessarily the execution. I still would buy the book again actually if it means he would continue putting hardwork into helping others understand bitcoin.
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  • 12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The book I wish had been available when I met bitcoin, September 17, 2016
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    With his encyclopaedic grasp of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, aided by his long involvement with the internet, as well as his training in computer science, Andreas Antonopoulos can rightfully be described as the “Carl Sagan and Alvin Toffler rolled into one” of cryptocurrencies and the blockchain. Just as Sagan brought complex cosmological theory to regular people, and Toffler extrapolated future trends from current realities, so Antonopoulos, with The Internet of Money, explains the Byzantine intricacies of the blockchain and cryptocurrencies so that non-technical people can understand what the hell this is all about. But he doesn’t stop there. Having explained what it’s about, he then presents a compelling and, I believe, prescient vision of where this is all going. I have been a bitcoin enthusiast since early 2013. Since then I have read literally hundreds of articles and all of the books published on the subject. The Internet of Money is the one I wish I had been able to read when I first got involved. I would have been saved a lot of time and money and spared much confusion and misconception.
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  • 21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    An entertaining and informative collection of talks on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, September 9, 2016
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    M. Howard (Chicago, IL) –
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    This review is from: The Internet of Money (Paperback)
    When I dove down the rabbit hole of Bitcoin in late 2013, Andreas’ YouTube talks and podcasts pulled me further in, and this book is a compilation of these entertaining and informative talks. The source videos are well worth watching, and this book is a good complement to them. His engaging speaking style comes through on the page, and his enthusiasm about the technical, economic, and societal changes that are possible with the invention of decentralized consensus protocols is infectious.

    Beyond the more pragmatic applications of cryptocurrency for the millions of unbanked around the world, Andreas also waxes philosophic on deeper topics such as the history of money, the role cryptocurrency can play for individual sovereignty and privacy, and the implications of currency as language, where currency transfer is, at root, an expression of value akin to speech.

    When I read these edited and updated transcripts, I hear them in his voice, which only makes me want to watch the linked videos all over again. This compilation is a great resource to be read, re-read, gifted, and shared with family and friends. It provides a uniquely accessible take on a mind-bendingly abstract system, and is perfect for those with a casual or budding interest in the field of cryptocurrency.

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