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Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Basics, Investing in Bitcoin, Using Bitcoin in Business and How to Get Bitcoin Now - Written in Simple Language with a Quick Start Plan
Narrated by: John Tomasevich
Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The currency systems today are being threatened by this new technology, and this can be very good for the world and users, but not so good for established central banks and governments. 

There is a simpler, easier way to use money; in fact, the solution proposed in this audiobook has to do with the one place you go to every day regardless of how busy you are - the Internet. The world is slowly recognizing that maybe the current system of currency exchange has a better alternative. 

If you believe and embrace new technology and are adventurous enough to try an online currency, then Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies may be for you. 

Bitcoin is the newest and safest online currency, secured by every other Bitcoin user on the Internet. The government and banks have no say in it at this time. If everyone has faith in the system, it works out perfectly in a number of scenarios. There are less processing fees when you use Bitcoin, and it’s easier to transfer Bitcoin to other currencies. Whether you are buying a new smartphone, an interesting book, or new clothes, Bitcoin is the newest innovation that can make your life easier. 

In the end, you’ll discover Bitcoin’s history and the anonymous man who is behind all of this. 

You will find out about different cryptocurrencies and why Bitcoin reigns above all of them. You will learn the basics of blockchain and figure out why Bitcoin is safer than you think. You will learn how to buy, sell, and market with Bitcoin. You’ll also learn why Bitcoin’s anonymous system rules above everything - people have no idea who you are, and the government cannot try to control your funds. 

Finally, you’ll see all the disadvantages of our current system and realize why Bitcoin and cryptocurrency is the wave of the future. 

This audiobook will cover: 

  • The definition of a cryptocurrency and all the possibilities that Bitcoin has created. 
  • The history of Bitcoin and how it came to be.
  • How Bitcoin uses its own users and community to keep everyone in the currency loop safe, and how the currency is able to be regulated without the interference of the government.
  • What a blockchain is and how it works.
  • How you can sell, buy, and trade bitcoins; the secret in using your bitcoins to monopolize your business.
  • The consequences of our money system now, and what Bitcoin would do for the country.
  • A quick and easy plan you can implement immediately with Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.  
©2017 Lee Sebastian (P)2018 Lee Sebastian

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Quick, concise, highly informative

A great little read for anyone wanting to better understand the relatively new technology. I've done some of my own research online but wanted to jump into something more technical and detailed and I'm so glad I found this book. Very easy to listen and highly comprehensive. I loved the sections on the cryptography and algorithms behind the blockchain. If your looking for a cryptocurrency investment book this isn't it, but the author says he has written one of those as well and considering the way he writes I'm assuming it would be a good read too. He gets information across in a very smooth way.

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Just the right amount of detail

Very quick listen, but gave me the level of detail that I was looking for. I work at a software company, in a non-technical capacity. The book gave me enough of a foundation so that I can better understand blockchain strategy discussions at work.

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A Very Interesting listen

As a wealth management professional, it's critical for me to have a basic understanding of the latest trends in investing. The Story of the Blockchain has given me the tools I needed to be able to discuss blockchain technology and crypto coins with my clients.

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Very Accurate Title to the Book

I think that I cannot give a better review than to confirm that this book awesome. A Beginner's Guide to the Technology Nobody Understands. I personally went from not really understanding the concept of blockchain to clearly understanding the basic concept and its potential applications.

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Difficult topic made simple

Despite being in the industry for a number of years, concisely describing what blockchain technology is or how it can be applied is still a challenge. The author does an excellent job of clearly laying out concepts and how everything fits together. This is one of the few credible books I suggest when people ask ‘Where can I learn about bitcoin?’. I’ve been in the space for quite some time and I still learned from The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains.

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A good book

A good general text for learning how to use the Raspberry Pi system. Wiley books are always a good bargain.

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The perfect book for someone new to BC

I wanted to learn the basics so I can better understand what my sister does for a living. This turns out to be the perfect book! The book has equipped me with much better insights on the basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains.

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Great intro to cryptocurrencies for business

I run a blockchain company so I'm familiar with how blockchain works, but I really enjoyed the history of money and how payment systems currently work. This is a no-nonsense hype-free introduction, and I have recommended it to my staff and friends.

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Great explanations

Really interesting listen- this book starts from the basics and builds up to a full explanation of how bitcoin and blockchains work. Detailed while being accessible, I learned a lot about this even though I thought I knew what I was talking about before!

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Interesting and practical

This book is great! Whether you are new to the world of blockchain or have experience in the field, this book will enhance your understanding of complex and complicated technology, landscape and the history behind it. I truly enjoyed listening to Lee Sebastian book and will continue to recommend it!

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  • Shirley Cain
  • 06-15-19

A quick listen and good starting point

I absolutely enjoyed reading this book and the insights it has given me into the new up and coming Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies. It’s also allowed me to make better and informed decisions about cryptocurrency. I have recommended it to family and friends.

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  • Max E Charlton
  • 06-15-19

Good introduction & basics

This book not only provided me with the basic understanding of cryptocurrency and blockchain but more importantly it provided me with in-depth information to sustain an intelligent conversation about the topic. Great info, highly recommend it to novices and intermediates on the topics of cryptocurrency and blockchain.

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  • Ellis Shaw
  • 06-15-19

Great Beginner's Guide to Blockchain

This is a perfect introduction to Blockchain, short but not missing the key information. It isn't overly technical but can cue you in on the larger portions of the technology. After I listen to this I was able to understand some of the more technical books/procedures quite easily.

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  • Sarah B Wilkins
  • 06-14-19

Excellent book to learn about bitcoin

This one actually explains what's going on under the hood, in a clear, digestible manner. I work in marketing in the crypto industry and this was the perfect book to fill gaps in my knowledge and refresh on key details. Some parts were funny too. I'd recommend The Basics as a perfect on-ramp into this topic.

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  • Alfie T George
  • 06-14-19

Step by Step

If you are looking for a solid book that explains the basics of Bitcoin and blockchain, this is your book. It is written is easy to read and easy to understand style that readers will enjoy. The book does a great job explaining the basic concepts that anyone interested in this space should understand. I enjoyed the book so much that I am adding it to the reading list for my students.

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  • Ethan Francis
  • 06-14-19

A great resource

As well as a clear, beautifully simple explanation of blockchain, Antony also uses his unique style of simplifying without dumbing down to explain all the areas related to blockchains such as banking, cash, and payments. A great book to understand the Basics of Blockchains but also a great way to understand the context and the importance of the technologies.

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  • Poppy Barlow
  • 06-14-19

Such an enjoyable listen

This book is surely a hidden gem for those still struggling with the basic principles of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, as well as those that are well versed in the space. Remember, don't be clouded by the mass information out there, always go back to the basics if you are looking to build a solid foundation of knowledge in any industry to start. Looking forward to his next book.

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  • George Bull
  • 06-14-19

Join in with cryptocurrency conversations

I really enjoyed this as I'm close to this area professionally and needed to be able to ask the right questions. I tried online courses and video's but they went into the weeds fast and rely on jargon and bluster.
This is a different simple but clear language, clear context around the development of money and exchange. The most important point is the language and voice the author a clear chatty style that reminds me of having a coffee rather than struggling through a lecture.

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  • Courtney Wyatt
  • 06-14-19

Clearest intro to blockchain

The book is particularly masterful in unpacking how cryptocurrencies and blockchain related to the mechanics of financial transactions and banking. Unlike most authors on this topic, Lewis writes systematically and carefully. Yet he still manages to convey the excitement that has generated so much interest in the potential of these technologies.

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  • Oliver Peters
  • 06-14-19

A+

Great book if you want to learn more about blockchain and cryptocurrency! It makes a really complicated subject much easier to understand.