- Series: The Internet of Money
- Paperback: 150 pages
- Publisher: Merkle Bloom LLC; 1 edition (September 5, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1537000454
- ISBN-13: 978-1537000459
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,220 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
Bitcoin is backed by mathematics, open source code, cryptography and the most powerful and secure decentralised computational network on the planet, orders of magnitude more powerful than google and government combined. There is a limit of 21 million bitcoins (divisible in smaller units). "Backed by Government" money is not backed by anything and is infinitely printed at will by Central Banks. Bitcoin is limited and decentralized.
**Receive and transfer money, from cents (micropayments) to thousands:**
* Almost for free (a few cents fee).
* Privacy (no need to expose personal information)
* Securely (encrypted cryptographically and can’t be confiscated)
* Instantly (from seconds to a few minutes)
* Open source (auditable by anybody)
* Worldwide (from anywhere to anywhere on the planet)
* Peer-to-peer (no intermediaries with a cut)
* Public ledger (transparent, seen by everybody)
* Decentralized (distributed with no single point of failure)
* No chargebacks-No fraud ('push' vs' 'pull' transactions).
And that’s just as currency, Bitcoin has many more uses and applications.
(To learn more and keep up to date, visit forums like r/bitcoin on Reddit)
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.
What is Bitcoin?
Why should I care?
WTF is block chain?
Is it secure?
What can Bitcoin do that the dollar can't?
Is Bitcoin doomed to fail?
All of these questions and more are answered in this easy-reading book. You can read about it for yourself, or have a ten-year-old break it down for you ten years from now. Either way, Bitcoin is coming.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great introduction to Bitcoin! Highly recommended for beginners.Published 6 days ago by Richard W. Mason
I should have read the description better, not realizing it was a collection of youtube talks in print form. Read morePublished 11 days ago by John Doe
Edited collection of talks. Brings forth Andreas vibe and ideas nicely to a new audience, but for someone like me who wanted a little bit more classical and in depth reading... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Philip Romov
One of a kind. Thank you for all that you do. We all enjoy your brilliant work that embrace us with.Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
Very informative and to the point. Some parts are worth reading many times.Published 1 month ago by Ravi Chikkam
Classic Antonopoulos! A wonderful collection of the best of Andreas' presentations.Published 1 month ago by Rob