Blockchain Basics Explained

The Definitive Beginner's Guide to Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts, Wallets, Mining, ICO, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple.
By: Tom Wolfe
Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

Audible Premium Plus

$14.95 a month

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $6.95

Buy for $6.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Have you heard about Cryptocurrency or Blockchain Technology, but you are still vague about what they are and how they work?

Then this audiobook is for you!

Blockchain Technology has been hailed as the most significant innovation since the internet and some say it is about to take the world by storm. In truth, Blockchains will completely change the way that governments, financial institutions, and health and business systems across the globe process transactions and exchange information. This revolutionary new technology is in fact a multi-purpose tool which can be used in countless applications and will soon impact upon every single one of us from all walks of life.

Blockchain Basics Explained provides simple and concise information on all aspects of Blockchains, wallets, mining, and smart contracts. In addition, this audiobook will provide practical guidance and instruction on a range of cryptocurrencies including how to start investing with them and how to spot and avoid scams. Unlike other audiobooks on these subjects, no fancy formulas or technical jargon is used, and no previous experience of any of the topics is required. Inside you will learn the answers to:

  • Are Cryptocurrencies a sound investment?
  • What is a Block and how is it made?
  • How do Blockchain components interact?
  • What problems does Blockchain solve?
  • What started the Blockchain Revolution?
  • Why are current Financial Services disrupted?
  • Could Blockchain Technology replace our institutions altogether?
  • What are the main Blockchain pros and cons?
  • What is the truth behind Blockchain myths?
  • What are the Blockchain main application scenarios?
  • Why is Ethereum relevant?
  • What is the Bitcoin story?
  • How secure are your Bitcoins?
  • What is Litecoin and how can it be used?
  • What are the alternative Blockchains?
  • Smart Contracts explained. What are they and are they legally binding?
  • How does mining work and is it necessary?
  • Where does Ripple come into this?
  • What is ICO and how does it work?
  • What are Wallets and what function do they have?
  • How can you Invest and make money with Cryptocurrency and Blockchain right now?
  • How to spot and avoid scams.
  • What is the future of Blockchain?
  • What are the main Blockchain Technology terms?
  • What are the benefits of the de-centralised Blockchain Technology? 
  • And much more!

Don’t get left behind. Get your copy of Blockchain Basics Explained today!

©2018 Robert McGowan (P)2019 Robert McGowan

What listeners say about Blockchain Basics Explained

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    24
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    25
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    23
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

With Great Narration!

A very good audio book to have and very pleasing to listen while you learn. True that technology is always changing from time to time. This is worth my time! Will sure keep this and will continue listening to the audio book!

9 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Very Informative and useful

Many books on the subject are light on detail. This leaves them useless for implementing the concepts presented. This book is different and very entertaining.

9 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

So much to learn!

4 star for now since I am learning through this audio book. Want to know more and hopefully this can have another edition. I can say that this can help my business! Easy to understand.

8 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Interesting and informative

The narrator delivers this information in a very engaging way. The information is presented very well.

8 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Many Ways!

Impressed of the many different ways block chain technology can offer to anybody's business. Worth a shot and I am looking forward to learn more. Shared this to my colleagues.

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Good book for beginers.

This is a good starting point to understand Blockchain. By no means this is a practitioners handbook.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Love the key ideas

Love the key ideas to focus upon at the end of each chapter, these are gems as in the blockchain asking the right questions about the blockchain is what is needed the most by both business manages and technologists.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Good

Love the key ideas to focus upon at the end of each chapter, these are gems as in the blockchain asking the right questions about the blockchain is what is needed the most by both business manages and technologists.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Lovely

Finally I am listening a book (I have been reading several) that takes hype out and provides a framework to evaluate the value of the blockchain as transformative technology.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I appreciate that effort!

This is not a technical treatise on Blockchain. It's a great read (or listen) if you're looking to understanding the potential of the blockchain landscape. It's packed full of interesting tidbits and insights. It was obviously carefully researched and written... and I appreciate that effort!

5 people found this helpful