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- Print Length: 130 pages
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- Publisher: Liberty.me (January 7, 2015)
- Publication Date: January 7, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00S085TRS
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Bit by Bit: How P2P Is Freeing the World Kindle Edition
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I went into the book expecting lots of bold predictions that would be plainly untrue in a few years. I expected a lot of discussion about the technical benefits of peer-to-peer technology and how that would change the world. To be sure, there's plenty of that in the book.
What I didn't expect was for a far more philosophical and somehow very practical look into the consequences of the innovations taking place today. I also didn't expect to get something of an education in Austrian Economics History, Libertarian philosophy and how libertarianism is changing. Somehow, Tucker brings bitcoin, libertarianism, technology together to present a case for freedom. And that is a word you will see a lot.
If you're into bitcoin or Austrian Economics or libertarianism, this book will have you nodding. If you're not, it'll give you a lot of food for thought, presented in a digestible manner. There's nothing completely new here, but Tucker does organize a lot of disparate and seemingly unrelated things into a compelling argument for the pursuit and inevitability of freedom in the coming age. I finished the book feeling hopeful about the future.
Before this book, I never really understood why people are crazy about bitcoin. I was never against it, I just didn't really fully "get it." Well, Jeffrey fills in the gaps and explains the true value behind it. That's really what I needed - to understand why it has value. I definitely recommend this book to everyone and I now do see a future with bitcoin.
The rest of the book is about the P2P movement/economy as a whole (which Bitcoin is a part of), and some brief explanation of some main figures in the Austrian tradition of economy.
So why still four stars? Quite simply, Bitcoin in itself is not as important as what it represents: The P2P movement, which Jeffrey Tucker explains in a very clear, vivid and unapologizing way!
Especially the unapologizing writing style is very refreshing, and because of it, I will start reading more by Jefferey Tucker.
Button line: Do not buy the book for the technical side of Bitcoin, but for the grand perspective of the P2P movement written as by the Libertarian equivalent of Charles Emmerson.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent and enjoyable read introducing some exciting technologies and cultural trends and how they are making the world a freer place.Published 14 days ago by alex
Jeffrey weaves together stories of his life along with examples of emergent P2P technology for an enjoyable and informative read. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Robert W Allen
This book changed the way I look at the world and the future.Published 17 months ago by Deon Opperman
A new hope..from P2P , when the necessary evil of state becomes unnecessary and irrelevant...
New way of bringing the change to current system without any political methods
Jeffrey Tucker is a fantastic essayist whose work I have admired for nearly a decade. This latest book collects a number of his most excellent pieces over the past few years... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Norman
I'm about two-thirds of the way through this book and am loving it. Not only is it a great introduction to bitcoin and its increasing usefulness, I'm also finding it to be great... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
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