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The Internet of Money Paperback – September 5, 2016
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"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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Beyond the more pragmatic applications of cryptocurrency for the millions of unbanked around the world, Andreas also waxes philosophic on deeper topics such as the history of money, the role cryptocurrency can play for individual sovereignty and privacy, and the implications of currency as language, where currency transfer is, at root, an expression of value akin to speech.
When I read these edited and updated transcripts, I hear them in his voice, which only makes me want to watch the linked videos all over again. This compilation is a great resource to be read, re-read, gifted, and shared with family and friends. It provides a uniquely accessible take on a mind-bendingly abstract system, and is perfect for those with a casual or budding interest in the field of cryptocurrency.
The reason I am rating four stars is that on every single page there was italicized, quoted text; this was not done to introduce a new idea or to be thought provoking, rather it was a word for word reproduction of the text I had read not five seconds ago. Majorly annoying, and I had to train myself to skip these to not interrupt the rhythm of the book. Please do not do this for the next book.
Otherwise an outstanding work.
Andreas explains in understandable terms that bitcoin is more than Paypal on steroids - it's going to change everything. Knowing how might open your eyes to a multitude of opportunities.
Each chapter of this book comes from one of Andreas' live presentations and the Youtube link to the presentation is included. My only suggestion for future editions is that the Youtube link be changed to a bit.ly link, so they're easier to access.
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A must read! I've seen Andreas' videos and this book clarify things I missed or didn't fully understand in his talks. Well done. Thank you!Read more