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Publisher's Summary

What makes Bitcoin so special? What sets Bitcoin apart from every other monetary asset that preceded it? What is a monetary asset, in the first place? What is money? What is inflation? Who benefits from it? What is scarcity? Is Bitcoin's mining process wasteful? Is Bitcoin a religion or a rejection of religious beliefs? All of this and more are discussed in this audiobook.

©2019 Knut Svanholm (P)2019 Knut Svanholm

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highly recommended

Excellent explanation of the economic and political implications of Bitcoin. Short enough to be read in an afternoon.

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Informative!

this is a perfect book for dipping your toe into the blockchain and crypto world especially in regards to Bitcoin... everyone should listen to this and then start digging deeper

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Good book, good info, feels like it goes off topic and comparisons are made to Bitcoin that just felt sloppy to me, maybe I’m biased. Not bad, not great.

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Don't be fooled thinking this is a book about math

This is a well written description of what challenges we are facing with our current economic system. And also what is possible when a large enough part of our society has discovered what Bitcoin has to offer.

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Better impossible

Keep stacking sats!! Thank you Knut for such a wonderful jewel of a book about Bitcoin

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It's an opinion, lacking citations & information

Audible continues to disappoint with their inability to sort their content appropriately. This isn't information. The author isn't Marx, Ricardo, Smith, or Keynes. Even Marx fails to express value and glosses over coinage as a phase of the development of money in a state (he gets a pass for not having easy access to information in the 19th century). There is no excuse for having this rambling nonsense anywhere near mathematics, engineering or technology. This work should be with those books you you don't tell your friends about (and not in a Mein Kampf way either, that other stuff.)

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Underrated Book

Enjoyed every second of it. Explains why bitcoin is not your everyday invention in a very clear way. Listening to Guy Swann read the book was also a great experience.

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  • 06-16-20

Incredible, important book

Svanholm tells a wonderful story. This is a very important one. Recommended for anyone who wanting to know more about Bitcoin and also to those who don’t.

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  • 10-06-21

change your life. or stay poor and own nothing.

this is an incredible book, especially given how it was written before saylor entered the space. svanholm is more than a visionary. hes right. doubt him at your peril.

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  • 06-05-20

A must listen for all!

Learn all the fundamentals and importance of Bitcoin in an easy to understand format. Brilliant!

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  • 10-29-21

Shallow.

Poorly developed and lacked depth. Little research evident. Could have been titled “evolution theory and bitcoin”.

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  • 05-13-20

Very Impressed

I would like to give a shoutout to knutsvanholm for writing what I thought to be a brilliant book on bitcoin.
Narrated by the smooth voice of Guy Swann, a well know narrater of all things Bitcoin.
It’s not often I listen to an entire book and go straight back to the beginning to have another go. Nice work Knut, thanks for helping to spread awareness of the life changing technology that is Bitcoin.