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The Internet of Money Paperback – September 5, 2016
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"Reading this collection of talks, it's amazing to contemplate that Andreas was waxing poetic and profound years before hardly anyone had even heard of Bitcoin. In fact, I'll bet history will remember that there was no one who played a more important role in the early days of explaining Bitcoin, what it is and what it means."
"I've always wondered what would have happened if we had built one-click payments into the browser from the very beginning. With bitcoin, we finally get this 'Internet of Money'. But this book isn't just an ode to bitcoin -- it's an ode to open protocols, what happens when you connect people online, and the power of innovation on the internet."
--Marc Andreessen, co-founder Netscape and Andreessen Horowitz
"With Mastering Bitcoin, Andreas Antonopoulos wrote one of the best technical books on digital currency. With The Internet of Money, he's matched that feat by compiling his talks into one of the best books on Bitcoin for a broad audience. Highly recommended!"
--Balaji Srinivasan, CEO 21.co
"Over the past three years, awareness of the sweeping, transformative potential of bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology has grown exponentially. That required people to grasp not only how this unorthodox technology worked but also its profound promise for society. No one has done more than Andreas Antonopoulos to get them over that hurdle. Read him. It will make you wiser."
--Michael J. Casey, co-author of The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money are Challenging the Global Economic Order
About the Author
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. He is the author of “Mastering Bitcoin”, published by O’Reilly Media and considered by many to be the best technical guide to bitcoin. As an engaging public speaker, teacher and writer, Andreas makes complex subjects accessible and easy to understand. As an advisor, he helps startups recognize, evaluate, and navigate security and business risks. Andreas was one of the first to use the phrase “The Internet of Money” to describe bitcoin and its potential impacts on humanity.
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This book is a collection of his speeches. It is upfront about it, and admits it is talking to a crowd, not a reader. As a result, some ideas and themes are repeated. And reading a speech leaves out the cues of humor, pauses, etc. I can forgive that.
The reason I can't rate it 5 stars is because as a book full of speeches, it assumes something about the audience: his speeches are at bitcoin meetups, corporate blockchain events, and fintech developer gatherings. It assumes that the recipient has a basic understanding of what bitcoin is, and WHY it is so revolutionary.
If I gave this book to my grandmother, she would never read chapter 2, because she doesn't know why this technology is so revolutionary, or why she should trust it, or why she should be interested in it. I think this book would benefit greatly with a proper introduction to bitcoin. I also think a topic on bitcoin game theory would be appropriate. When people are introduced to this new idea, they look for holes in the logic. What keeps the miners honest? What prevents bitcoin from being copied? How can it be hacked? To someone that understands the basics of cryptocurrency, its a great read. But to find a book that I can give to the people unfamiliar to the topic, I will have to keep looking.
The author spends a lot of time putting historical technological disruptions into perspective to explain why bitcoin has a powerful future despite its obvious limitations at the moment. I enjoyed the perspective, and am excited to see what the future holds... but I didn't need a book to stroke my curiosity without providing much concrete information.
I enjoyed reading this book for its enthusiasm, but I would not recommend it to anyone seeking information on the history and mechanics of blockchain tech. This book is purely a sales pitch
Some chapters did have nearly the exact same text and explanations but it didn't matter for me, il rather read something twice to really understand then leave with more questions.
Recommend this book for everyone to understand the big changes how the world economy will work in the next 10-20 years.
Let the new era of mankind begin!
Bring down the old banking system and let in the rest of the worlds population in the economy.