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The Book Of Satoshi: The Collected Writings of Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Kindle Edition
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━John W. Ratcliff, Let's Talk Bitcoin, 06/22/2014
"After revisiting the (white) paper, I realized that the book as a whole allowed me to more thoroughly understand its intricacies. Overall, the book provides information that readers from any professional background can get something from... The Book of Satoshi's pseudo-encyclopedic structure allows the reader to jump across different topics depending on the info they're seeking."
━Kevin Cruz, Bitcoin Magazine, 11/19/2014
"Phil Champagne has put into an easy-to-read format the fomenting of one of the most important technological innovations of our time... a completely decentralized platform to perform payment transaction without the need for a trusted third party. Its importance is only surpassed by the Internet itself as an evolution in communications. Chapter 2 provides readers unfamiliar with Bitcoin a great overview of its technological and philosophical foundation and of how it operates."
━Jeff Berwick, The Dollar Vigilante, 06/16/2014
"The first time I heard about this book I thought "What a silly idea, why would anyone pay for content already freely available on the Internet?" Now that I have my own copy, I'm very happy about it. It is indeed an excellent reference for myself and my research. There are certain texts I much prefer to read on paper than on the screen. In addition, the author has taken the trouble to classify all texts chronologically and thematically.
(Translated from German)
━Friedemann Brenneis, The Coinspondent, 09/30/2014 --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B00M6KGJ2K
- Publisher : e53 Publishing, LLC; 1st edition (July 22, 2014)
- Publication date : July 22, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 841 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 396 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #148,695 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Not only do you get a look at the mind of Satoshi, but you see him interact with people who are either unfamiliar with cryptographic technology or are new to the idea of electronic money as well as some of the early pioneers of bitcoin, including Hal Finney who received the first bitcoin transaction from Satoshi himself.
This is a very valuable book for anyone interested in cryptocurrencies.
Recomiendo este libro de cabeza, excelente inversión.
Highly recommend this book, not for the technical info, but just to understand the motivations of the bitcoin creator.
In short, this is a phenomenal little book and if you can - get the audio version too... The reading is spectacular and has a wonderfully pleasant female reader's voice. Very, very good purchase and I highly recommend getting both the book and the audio version.
I had a few minor quibbles with the intro but anyone reading this book wouldn't use it as an intro to bitcoin. It gives a fascintating and surprisingly readable background to the genesis of bitcoin, spread over 70 or so short chapters. For me the fact that things are discussed in a to and fro correspondence between Satoshi and others really helped to form a picture of the development of the system and gave enough time for things to sink in as I read.
Buying this book was a highly price-sensitive decision for me, knowing that this is mostly free content, but I think the author priced the paperback at exactly the right level (~15 bucks in Dec '14), hence it's well worth five stars. Quality of print and layout is very good for a self-published book (I assume that's what it is anyway).
What else would I have wanted? Larger glossary and more links to insightful papers about particular aspects raised in the book - there were some but I think the author might have gone a little further. Minor points though - great book that spans technology/culture/contemporary history.
Top reviews from other countries
Deffinetly good book to read..,
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