• 21 Lessons: What I've Learned from Falling Down the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole

  • By: Gigi
  • Narrated by: Guy Swann
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Money & Finance, Investing & Trading
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (141 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Falling down the Bitcoin rabbit hole is a strange experience. Like many others, I feel like I have learned more in the last couple of years studying Bitcoin than I have during two decades of formal education. The following lessons are a distillation of what I’ve learned. First published as an article series titled What I’ve Learned from Bitcoin, what follows can be seen as a third edition of the original series. 

Like Bitcoin, these lessons aren’t a static thing. I plan to work on them periodically, releasing updated versions and additional material in the future. Bitcoin is an inexhaustible teacher, which is why I do not claim that these lessons are all-encompassing or complete. They are a reflection of my personal journey down the rabbit hole. 

There are many more lessons to be learned, and every person will learn something different from entering the world of Bitcoin. I hope that you will find these lessons useful and that the process of learning them by listening won’t be as arduous and painful as learning them firsthand.

©2020 Gigi (P)2020 Gigi

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The book all bitcoiners should have

Beautifully performed and extremely dense with insights. Reminded me of all the things I learned while falling down the rabbit hole myself.

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Too many quotations

Don't get me wrong, I love Alice in Wonderland as much as anyone and like the idea to use it as an analogy to (quite effectively) explain the failings of the monetary system, but being reminded that a particular quote was by Lewis Carroll every 30 seconds is very noticeable and repetitive.

Perhaps moving the attributions to the Foreword or Credits (or simply not relying on so many quotes) would've sufficed?

Other than that it was a nice listen and I look forward to diving into the online content referenced in the book.

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A Decent Essay That Should Have Remained an Essay

2.5 of 5 Stars.

People will read this from different perspectives. My perspective is that of a crypto (mostly Bitcoin) enthusiast who is a recovering former goldbug.

The main thrust of Gigi’s essay is that understanding Bitcoin requires the casual (or serious) study of multiple disparate fields (economics, game theory, monetary history, cryptography etc) which will ultimately change the enlightened student. I agree with this.

Everyone’s journey into the Bitcoin rabbit hole is different. Gigi’s path, though interesting, is neither intelligible to the newbie nor enlightening to the experienced crypto enthusiast. Too much verbal padding and a slow narrator indicates this should have remained a long personal essay with a few interesting observations.

The narrator’s abilities are confined to monotone reading and lacks subtlety in different voices or tonal inflections.

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Succint but very deep

Highly recommend it for people getting into crypto and also people who need to confirm certain philosophical aspects of it

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Best Bitcoin book for a Newbie

IMO the best books for an introductory to understanding Bitcoin. It’s also nice that it’s a quick read or listen. After this check out, The Bitcoin Standard another great book on Bitcoin

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great for bitcoin newbies

Excellent basics in understanding the big picture, which I needed to put my head around the subject!

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I can't listen to Alice in Wonderland anymore

Had to stop listening, wanted to like this one but the guy reads way too many AiW quotes for it to be enjoyable listening

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informative

The Alice in wonderland quotes were a nice touch. sounded a little funny in the audiobook though. teaches you a lot about the Bitcoin network and why it is so valuable.

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Awesome read if you want to learn about Bitcoin

Love this book , great read for Bitcoin. Good job love the story and analogy

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A great summary of Bitcoin

A brief, eloquent and diverse summary of Bitcoins history, function, importance and future. Highly recommended.

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  • Elaine W
  • 08-21-21

A must read for EVERY new Bitcoiner

Just finished the book… and whilst new to all this and much going right over my head, I found the book profoundly enjoyable, enlightening AND educational and would encourage EVERY Bitcoiner to read it!

Great job Gigi

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-26-21

Amazing book

It's a great book to introduce people to Bitcoin. From all these lessons, people can go and do more research, which is highly recommend, on all of the topics discussed.

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  • Daniel
  • 03-05-21

Good but tedious

This book would be a bit more bareable reading the physical copy. Hearing "By Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland", as the quotes at the start of each section, literally ever minute or less got so tedious that i couldn't finish the book. Insights themselves are quite good however.

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  • 05-11-21

Good lessons. Wish I had this guidance years ago.

very easy to listen to. Listened to it multiple times and I'm sure I'll listen to it again soon.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-04-21

What a brilliant book

@dergigi has outdone Himself on this book. I’ve read nearly all books written on the topic of Bitcoin and this one is up there with the very best of them, especially as an introduction to Bitcoin. Truly this compilation of thoughts put to paper for us all to read (or read to us by guy Swann) is a masterpiece. Thanks @dergigi
Cheers @bitcoinmaxihodl - Twitter

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-14-20

10 out of 10

Perfect if you're just getting started with bitcoin, or if you just want to hear a few really good points presented in a bite sized, easy to grasp, ready to share way. Listening again already.

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  • 05-12-20

A clever and concise audiobook

In-depth understanding of bitcoin nicely summarised into 21 key points/ short chapters. Part technical, part history lesson, part philosophy, part global economics.