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 “Bitcoin has no owner, no authority that can decide on its fate. It is owned by the crowd, its users. And it now has a track record of several years, enough for it to be an animal in its own right. Its mere existence is an insurance policy that will remind governments that the last object the establishment could control, namely, the currency, is no longer their monopoly. This gives us, the crowd, an insurance policy against an Orwellian future.”

–From the foreword by Nassim Nicholas Taleb --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BITCOIN'S HISTORY, PROPERTIES, USES, AND FUTURE

"Bitcoin has no owner, no authority that can decide on its fate. It is owned by the crowd, its users. And it now has a track record of several years, enough for it to be an animal in its own right. Its mere existence is an insurance policy that will remind governments that the last object the establishment could control, namely, the currency, is no longer their monopoly. This gives us, the crowd, an insurance policy against an Orwellian future."
—From the Foreword by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

In The Bitcoin Standard, economist Saifedean Ammous walks readers through the fascinating history of the technologies of money and explores what gave these technologies their monetary role, how they lost it, what that teaches us about the desirable features of money, and how Bitcoin is designed to improve on these technologies. Ammous elucidates the economic, social, cultural, and political benefits of sound money over unsound money to allow for an informed discussion of the potential role Bitcoin could play in the digital economy of the future. Rather than as a currency for criminals or a cheap mass consumer payment network, this book argues Bitcoin is emerging as a decentralized, politically neutral, free-market alternative to national central banks, with potentially enormous implications for individual freedom and prosperity. For anyone looking for a clear understanding of this new digital money, The Bitcoin Standard is the essential resource. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.


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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read
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5.0 out of 5 stars An exhilarating account of the economic and historical rationale behind Bitcoin
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice written and original content in the Bitcoin sphere
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bitcoin is the best kind of money ever created.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it for the first few chapters alone
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for knowledge on how Bitcoin fits in the current broken financial system
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5.0 out of 5 stars “Hyperinflation is a form of economic disaster unique to government money.”
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5.0 out of 5 stars a natural evolution of world economy
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