Blockchain: Ultimate guide to understanding blockchain, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, smart contracts and the future of money.

Narrated by: Randal Schaffer
Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
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"On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog." - Peter Steiner "On the blockchain, nobody knows you're a fridge" - Richard Gendal Brown Blockchain technology has been called the greatest innovation since the internet. Governments and companies are rushing to implement blockchain technology in a range of areas that could impact every person on the planet within a few years. Is blockchain technology one of the greatest technological revolutions in history or is it just hype? Will blockchain technology cause governments and banking systems to change the way they process information or will it be business as usual? In this book, we'll look at the answers to these questions along with addressing the different sides of the arguments, for and against, blockchain technology. Blockchain is not just bitcoin, blockchain technology is much bigger than bitcoin and it is predicted to change the world. Blockchain: Ultimate guide to understanding blockchain, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, smart contracts and the future of money. In this book you will learn :
  • What is the blockchain?
  • How blockchain works
  • Difference between blockchain and bitcoin
  • Benefits of using blockchain technology
  • Disadvantages / dangers of using blockchain technology
  • Blockchain and the finance industry
  • Blockchain and other industries
  • Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies
  • Impact of blockchain technology
  • The future of bitcoin and blockchain
  • And more...
This technology is being used in ways that have implications for central banking that span all the functions that we have. - Carolyn Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada
©2017 Mark Gates (P)2017 Mark Gates
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Good understanding of current Mania.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes it gives some details to the latest financial insanity.

What other book might you compare Blockchain: Ultimate guide to understanding blockchain, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, smart contracts and the future of money. to and why?

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Have you listened to any of Randal Schaffer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First time................ good job

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Bitcoin and its relatives are not exactly moving.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Awesome introduction to blockchain

If you don't know anything about blockchain this book describes it in a very simple way. Moreover, you will grasp the concept how Bitcoin works and what are the other uses of blockchain. The last chapter deals with the technical part; I recommend to see other visual materials to grasp the concept. Lastly, if your level of English is good, you can increase the speed.

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I think this was a great beginners book. It has a lot of information and it is explained very well. Covers a broad range of blockchain including the capabilities, future uses and its faults. It also covers its history, but doesn't go as deep as I would have liked into how it fully works. If your looking for a quick read to cover the basics and a little more, this would be a great read. The narration was great and has been converted to audio version very well. Instead of reading the full hash code, it reads the first few digits and provides the rest in a sheet you can download. Unfortunately it wasn't provided by Audible, but the author provides it on a site. I received this book as a gift for my honest review.

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Exactly what I needed

I must premise this by saying, I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

This book is exactly what I wanted to be. Concise, but also a complete overview of the history of "digital money", Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, smart contracts and the future of money.

I came to this book with a basic understanding, and feel like it filled in all the gaps in my knowledge about cryptocurrencies. I can see this book being a great primer for anyone interested in getting a complete overview of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and blockchain technologies.

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Great listen!

I didn't know a whole lot about block chain before this book, but now I feel I understand its capability!

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great info

this book provided a lot of good background information. It was insightful and delivered anyway that was uncomplicated and straightforward. You will enjoy this book.

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Great intro to Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

The information in this book was easy enough to follow but provided a comprehensive beginner's overview of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Very well done!

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Very Informative

Though I still have questions, it was a Great source of information regarding how the Overall system works, providing enough information and examples to help grasp and understand the concept.

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Good introduction

I listened in a single afternoon. Short but informative. Well organized. A very good primer.

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A Must-Read For Anyone Interested In Blockchain

Short and straight to the point. This book intelligently covers just enough details to be incredibly useful to someone who is new to the blockchain and it's useful applications. For me, this book answered many basic questions and helped to lay a good foundation to further my interest in these new technologies.

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  • 12-10-17

great introduction

Good guide for beginners. would recommend for anyone interested in learning about block chain and cryptos

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  • 01-18-18

Good general overview

Interesting facts and a good starting point to establish a general understanding blockchain for the everyday person