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The Book Of Satoshi: The Collected Writings of Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Paperback – June 5, 2014
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"Here is a phenomenal book which contains the complete collected writings of everything Satoshi ever posted about bitcoin."
━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
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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.