• Blockchain Technology Explained: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide About Blockchain Wallet, Mining, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Zcash, Monero, Ripple, Dash, IOTA And Smart Contracts

  • By: Alan T. Norman
  • Narrated by: Reuben Corbett
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (82 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Instead of talking about investing, this audiobook will focus on how blockchain technology works and how it might be used in the future. Topics you can expect to see in this book include:

  • What problem does blockchain solve?
  • How can technology make our institutions faster and less expensive?
  • Could technology replace our institutions (like governments, banks, etc.) altogether?
  • How does blockchain build trust between strangers?
  • How does blockchain increase security for transactions and contracts?
  • Can blockchain be used outside of finance?
  • What is a block?
  • What is the chain and why do we need it?
  • What’s a technical explanation of what happens in the blockchain?
  • What is mining and why do we need it?
  • Are there alternatives to mining to create a blockchain?
  • What’s the story of Bitcoin?
  • Does Bitcoin have any problems?
  • What is Ethereum, and what is a smart contract?
  • Are there other blockchain technologies I should know about?
  • How are companies adopting blockchain?
  • What regulatory hurdles might slow blockchain adoption?

Whew, that’s a lot of questions. If you’re ready to tackle them, I’m ready.

©2017 Alan T. Norman (P)2019 Maxim Demura

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Comprehensive and Enjoyable!

I have read the first edition of this book. The book is well-structured and it covers a broad spectrum of knowledge around blockchain technology. What is interesting about this book is that it is one of the rare blockchain books that you could read the majority of it by non-tech people. The other thing is that it covers many important aspects about Blockchain starting from digital currencies, alt-coins down to non-financial applications. I liked that book and Fill knowledge gaps about this interesting topic.

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Reveals so many aspects of blockchains

This book is well written, topics are ordered beautifully, the explanations are comprehensive and simple! I would recommend anyone interested in blockchains, regardless the level of interest, to buy this book, many aspects of blockcahins, technical and nontechnical are explained simply.

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Wonderful read

Wonderful read. A great book to obtain a fundamental understanding of blockchain and it’s potential!

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Good introduction to blockchain technology

This book was just what I was looking for. It strikes the right balance in terms of language and discussion: it's written in a way that assumes that we're not advanced enough to be writing code, but, at the same time, it doesn't assume we're complete idiots that need to read a (too) lengthy explanation either. Sure, there are other, more in-depth works that you might want to read; however, for someone just starting out, who wants to delve into what makes cryptocurrencies different and why it should interest people, this is a great starting point.

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Informative

Thanks Alan! This book was an unintimidating tech read on a topic that many would be well-informed to read (hear). In fact, it was so well written that it came across more as a societal information piece than a technology publication. Even the "liberty to skip" techno section was quite tolerable!

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Great Intro

Great first intro and summary of blockchain. Summarizes both the technology and future of blockchain in an understandable way.

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Good intro to Blockchain if you are unfamiliar

It honestly felt too short. but thats the point. if you have little to no coding experience or dont understand what blockchain is, this book is a good intro. Even if the technical stuff is still too hard to comprehend in this book, this book will at least get you on your feet mentally speaking so you can dive into deeper books. blockchain termonology & design is no simple task to understand. this is the 1st out of dozens of books to understand blockchain. good luck to those who are jumping into this deep, dark, cold end of the pool of knowledge!

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If I can understand it so can you!

The book does a good job of explaining what blockchain is, what it can be used for, who will use it, and why it is important to you.

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I Get it Now

After this book I understand much better how important and useful blockchain is for the future

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Not exactly what is was looking for but good still

I was looking for a bit more nuta and bolts, but this was not the book. However, beside the reading of a few key codes(annoying), it was good in the explanation of Blockchain.