The Internet of Money Volume Three: A Collection of Talks by Andreas M. Antonopoulos Paperback – December 7, 2019
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With eloquence and passion, Andreas makes the case for the transformative power of decentralized technologies. There is nobody on the planet who can convey these concepts with as much accessibility without oversimplifying the technology. And he never forgets the 'why' behind it all. This book is a fantastic collection of Andreas' best talks. A must-read for anyone interested in the radical future ahead of us. -- Brian Fabian Crain, Co-Host Epicenter Podcast & CEO Chorus One
Andreas M. Antonopoulos doesn't simply lament that we can do better, he details the tools we have available and the route we have already underway. "The Internet of Money" brings us all together through the telling of a familiar absurdity that is our past and present, while teaching about the future now ahead thanks to a technology that will inspire, infuriate, and liberate for generations to come. -- Joshua McDougall, Director, C4
What does it mean for the internet to have an uncensorable value transfer layer? We don't know yet! We only know it will be revolutionary. While we can't yet see into the foggy future, there is no one better than Andreas Antonopoulos at illuminating the road ahead. You may not agree with all of his predictions and opinions, but you can't ignore them. -- Evan Van Ness, Week in Ethereum News
One is hard pressed to find a field more multidisciplinary than that of cryptocurrency. This makes it devilishly hard to explain and understand, because even an expert in one field is a beginner in many other relevant domains. Yet this is what Andreas M. Antonopoulos achieves with The Internet of Money series: explaining cryptocurrency in terms accessible to all. In this volume, he moves deftly between topics ranging from economics to computer science, from governance to online communities. He offers something for everyone, no matter where they are starting from. -- Jill Carlson, Co-founder, Open Money Initiative
Andreas M. Antonopoulos' latest work offers knowledge that will broaden your perspective of and provide greater depth to your understanding of Bitcoin. Whether you are a Bitcoin newbie or a long-time enthusiast, Andreas' talks are energetic, spontaneous, eye-opening and entertaining all at once. In each chapter you will discover something new. -- Anita Posch, "Bitcoin & Co." Podcast Host, Author of "Bitcoin & Co. Kryptowährungen sicher kaufen, verwalten und verwahren" and Board Member of "Bitcoin Austria"
For over seven years, I have been honored to fight alongside my friend Andreas Antonopoulos against political currency and for monetary sovereignty as applied through cryptography, freedom of speech and sound money. I cannot think of a more important battle because this is a fight with only two possible outcomes: Either control of their own lives by the individuals themselves or control of the people and their lives by political and economic elitists. -- Trace Mayer, Host of The Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast
In the '80s most people didn't think they had a need for one computer, let alone the ability to connect it to others, but a select few shared their dreams of an information-driven and connected future. Andreas's latest instalment of Internet of Money strikes the same chord when describing why blockchains matter in a decentralized future: hopeful, prescient, visionary. -- Michael Perklin, President, C4
As a professional blockchain instructor, I often find myself making use of Andreas's material. Many of the talks transcribed in this volume of The Internet of Money have already proven themselves to be valuable resources in the classroom. These materials help students navigate the maze of blockchain options and understand the impact of using blockchain tech both for themselves and for customers of the businesses they build.
From the Author
When I started my journey in bitcoin, I never thought it would lead to this. This book is like an abridged diary of my discovery of bitcoin and open blockchains, delivered through a series of talks.
Over these past seven years, I have delivered more than 200 talks to audiences across the world, recorded more than 400 podcast episodes, answered several hundred questions, participated in more than 200 interviews for radio, print and TV, appeared in eight documentaries and written two technical books called Mastering Bitcoin and Mastering Ethereum. Almost all of this work is available, for free, under open-source licenses, online. The talks included in this book are only a small sample of my work, selected by the editorial team to provide a glimpse into bitcoin and open blockchains, their uses, and their impact on the future.
Each of these talks was delivered to a live audience, without slides or any visual aides, and was mostly improvised. While I have a topic in mind before each talk, a lot of my inspiration comes from the energy and interaction with the audience. From talk to talk, the topics evolve as I try out new ideas, see the reaction and develop them further. Eventually, some ideas that start as a single sentence evolve, over several talks, into an entire topic.
This process of discovery is not perfect, of course. My talks are littered with minor factual errors. I recite dates, events, numbers, and technical details from memory and often get them wrong. In this book, my off-the-cuff errors, malapropisms, and verbal tics have been cleaned up by the editors. What remains is the essence of each presentation -- how I wish it had been delivered, rather than a transcript of the actual delivery. But, with that cleanup there is also a price to pay. What is missing is the reaction and energy of the audience, the tone of my sentences, the spontaneous giggles from me and the people in the room. For all of that you have to watch the videos which are linked in the book.
This book and my work over the past seven years is about more than bitcoin. These talks reflect my worldview, my political ideas and my hopes, as well as my technical fascination and my unabashed geekiness. They summarize my enthusiasm about this technology and the astonishing future that I envision. This vision starts with bitcoin, a quirky cypherpunk experiment which unleashes a ripple of innovation, creating "The Internet of Money" and radically transforming society.
- Publisher : Merkle Bloom LLC (December 7, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 162 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1947910175
- ISBN-13 : 978-1947910171
- Item Weight : 8.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.41 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #307,739 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I've read Internet Of Money Vol I and II multiple times, and they are the reason I'm building a business leveraging distributed consensus today; these books gave me ideas that no other books have on the depth of this future we're going into.
Vol III is as good, and will offer readers even more clarity on the subject. I might actually suggest to strt with Vol III, and then to go in Vol I, and then Vol II.
Thanks so much to Andreas for being a mentor to humankind.
By Mitchell Valentine on December 15, 2019
Sometimes repetitive especially if you read the previous 2 volumes. Delivers a bit too subjective opinion and viewpoints up to the point where you cannot be sure whether you get presented with the full picture or not.
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