• Blockchain: Uncovering Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, and the Future of Money

  • By: Alan Wright
  • Narrated by: Scott Miller
  • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-06-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Alan Wright
  • 5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The blockchain revolution has arrived and is here to stay!

Remember how fast smart phones evolved, and these days if you do not have one you feel you are missing out? blockchain technology, which fuels cryptocurrency, is a revolution at the same level that smart phones once was! Did you know that a $100 investment in a cryptocurrency could have made you over $400,000?

This audiobook, Blockchain: Uncovering Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, and the Future of Money, is an in-depth guide on blockchain technology and cryptocurrency, including Bitcoin. You will be amazed what is uncovered in this audiobook!

Discover all there is to know about the blockchain revolution! Like many, as Bitcoin rose to prominence, I decided to stay on the sidelines. Within a short time, this one cryptocurrency climbed in value to new highs each and every month. I would look at how much a single Bitcoin was trading for and think to myself, "I wish I had invested earlier." Two years ago, I did some research and concluded that there is still money to be made. Today, I'm proud to say that there is still a lot of profit left on the table for those that wish to enter the digital economy.

The intention of this audiobook is to give you a summary on the world of cryptocurrencies and to provide you with all of the basic information that you need to get invested and start to provide a better economic future for you and your family. We are the precipice of a revolution on the way the world treats the monetary policy as a whole. There will be rapid changes in the coming years, and you will want to be an early adopter of what is sure to be a great source of income for the few that decide to learn about the digital economy and get a head start.

Listen and you will discover the secret underground economy arising in the form of cryptocurrencies. The technology might seem complicated; it might appear out of your area of expertise, but the truth is that this niche market is not that difficult to understand. With my explanations, you will have a clear picture of how the digital economy works today, how to profit from it, and where it is going in the future.

In this audiobook, you will find:  

  • An explanation of blockchain technology designed for beginners and written by an expert
  • Tips and strategies to earn real income through blockchain-backed currencies
  • A guide designed around the concept of teaching others how to realize profits form cryptocurrencies
  • A list of the best currencies to invest in, with advice about where to start and how to make the greatest possible profit
  • A detailed explanation of how to create a mining rig, along with everything you need to know about the hardware and components, including the associated costs
©2017 Alan Wright (P)2017 Alan Wright

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Bountiful Information

This was not a genre I usually partake in but with that said this book is a definite resource for myself and up and coming generations. Author Alan Wright does a superb job explaining how the idea of blockchain works. Love the use of the fictional character of Rob to explain how this system works. Author gives pros and cons for industries today such as IBM, Samsung, and Verizon. A definite read because this this is the way of the future.

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Uncovered, Unraveled, and Understood!

This is an exploration into a fairly new method of trading, investing, and most importantly ledger transaction security, that for a lot of us laymen’s, are not to familiar with. I was fascinated with this book and blown away.

Mr. Wright begins with the basics, to outfit the reader with the foundation terminology, and concepts that are blockchain. The first few chapters somewhat repeat the base use of blockchain. However Mr. Wright gives this repetitive “varied” explanation, in a wide assortment of easy to understand applications and industry use examples. This gives the purchaser of this book, a solid comprehension inside the potential of, current growing digital-world commerce. Good on you Mr. Wright!

What I liked most about this book was that I was lifted with care into everything blockchain, and guided through its complex network of uses. Unlike other books that just drop you into the thick of things. In hopes that you can swim through it to the other side of grasping the concepts talked about.

This book is a wonderful starting point in delving into the process of “digital transaction”. It even sets you up with the beginning step by step paths, if you’re willing, on starting your own personal exploration into bitcoin and other crypto currencies. On top of this, I was floored at the potential of blockchaining being able to completely take money transactions off the table entirely. Using trade and barter over a highly secure system without a third party is brilliant when it is dealing with overseas deals.

This book is not only for the individual curious in understanding blockchain, and crypto currency. It is also a phenomenal investment resource for the prospective entrepreneur. And this is just book one! What the purchaser must be aware of is that if you do not already have a “basic understanding” of financial commerce or computer network structures and their terminology, you might be a little overwhelmed at first. But only at first. Don’t worry, it won’t be for long. Mr. Wright efficiently explains everything in do time. Just keep going. It all ties together. The book is laid out like this so you won’t get lost in its pages. I am now a fan of blockchain and Mr. Wright has successfully opened my eyes to a very exciting industry of possibilities.

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Clear and concise

Where does Blockchain: Uncovering Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, and the Future of Money rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I enjoyed this book very much! I had heard about blockchain, cryptocurrency, and Bitcoin but didn't fully understand what they meant before listening to this book. I was concerned that the information would be too difficult for a beginner, but the author does a great job with breaking the material into simple terms.

What about Scott Miller’s performance did you like?

Scott Miller has an authoritative, yet calming voice.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was impressed with how Alan Wright first explains that blockchain is similar to a ledger of transactions as that made it very clear and sets up the rest of the information. He then defines many of the terms related to this area, which helped me tremendously. Wright also makes the point that blockchain can be used in dozens of fields and isn't merely important for those in the technology industry. Bitcoin is clearly and carefully described and compared to the currency that we use daily. He also explains whether bitcoin can be a significant investment and discusses its use in businesses. The chapter on cryptocurrency discusses the pros and cons of expanding its use. Alan Wright looks clearly and carefully at a complicated topic and makes it accessible to all readers.

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Sharing the Wealth of Blockchain

First things first, the narrator’s voice has a very empowering vibe to it. It made listening to the book an overall experience. It’s quite cinematic, actually.

Unlike other books that deal with the similar topic of digital currencies, I found Wright’s take refreshing. He manages to focus a bit more on the history of blockchain. In doing so, in providing his readers with that much needed context, we learn to appreciate the amazing feat of the digital new age. By bringing to light the backstory of blockchain, Wright rightfully so comes full circle when he, later on, continues to describe the emerging market, alongside bitcoin.

With great depth and dexterity this book details the building blocks to secure safe and economic financial investments. Wright’s piece is adequate for the novice and the professional alike, He bridges difficult to understand concepts with helpful and real-life examples, guiding readers to a safe manner to navigate today’s current financial market.

Overall, Wright’s book is well rounded in the past, present and future if digital currency -- I highly recommend it!

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Good overview but missing some important topics

This is a good introduction to the subjects of blockchain and cryptocurrency.

I've been looking into cryptocurrencies for a little while and find the whole thing overwhelming. The online communities are full of bias and vitriol towards one another so I figured a book would be a good place to get some objective information.

Sometimes this audiobook felt more like a collection of blog posts than a cohesive book, but it still managed to convey good information in a mostly complete and organized fashion. If you're new to the subject this is a decent starting point.

Unfortunately, despite being recently published, this audibook didn't touch on some of the developing issues with cryptocurrencies, especially bitcoin. Mainly the slow transactions and high transaction fees. I was hoping to get some insight into these issues and how the developers and community planned to deal with them, but I was disappointed in that regard. I get that this is an introductory book so going into these subjects into detail may have been beyond the scope, but it is important for anyone getting into cryptocurrencies to be aware of them.

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A tough topic explained

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

I would definitely recommend this book. I sometimes have trouble keeping my attention on non-fiction, so the illustration of the author's points through a fictional character was very helpful for me! This book was suggested to me by a friend, and at first I wasn't sure about it - the topic seemed difficult. But it was a quick and easy listen and I feel like I know so much more about Blockchain technology now! I went from being someone who didn't know what bitcoin was to the person explaining it to everyone I know. A great listen.

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Informative primer to cryptocurrency!

If you could sum up Blockchain: Uncovering Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, and the Future of Money in three words, what would they be?

This book can be best summed up with the three words, informative, interesting, and invaluable!

What other book might you compare Blockchain: Uncovering Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, and the Future of Money to and why?

I compare Freakonomics to this book. The information, while substantial, is broken up into nice bite sized chunks for the reader's consumption. The thing I appreciate most about the book is that it takes a complicated concept, cryptocurrencies, and breaks them down into smaller components. Wright's words demystify the technology while Miller's narration makes for a pleasant experience.

Which scene was your favorite?

The book's description on the emerging market places and bitcoin interested me. Miller made me feel confident enough with my knowledge to pay attention to the bitcoin driven financial news. As of late, the price of cryptocurrency has exploded onto mainstream market news. Reading this book feels like timely and serendipitous.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did not have an extreme reaction, but I was dumbfounded by what I did not know. This book provided me the base of concepts necessary to further explore the technology. After finishing the book, I felt like a re-read would benefit me greatly. In addition, this book can act as a future guidepost should I decide to embark on a bitcoin journey of my own.

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General intro, good enough start

Narrator was good,although he made a reading mistake that wasn't edited out. This is an okay starting point if you are new to the subject, but it's probably better to just read the wiki pages and study the subject.

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Technology is a Wonderful Thing

Would you consider the audio edition of Blockchain: Uncovering Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, and the Future of Money to be better than the print version?

I have personally never read the print version, but I did really enjoy the audio version. I found that it was actually more helpful, especially for someone who is interested in actually starting up a bitcoin account. By having the audio there, they can open up their laptop and follow along with the instructions as Wright lists them.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Blockchain: Uncovering Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, and the Future of Money?

I was interested to hear how much the value of bitcoin has increased in such a short amount of time. It's crazy to think that something that started out as such a minute form of currency is worth significantly more now.

Which character – as performed by Scott Miller – was your favorite?

I really liked Scott Miller as the narrator. He genuinely sounded like he understood the material and he made it easy to become invested in the material and follow along with it.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Welcome to the Paperless Age.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is at all interested in learning how blockchain and bitcoin currency works. I went into this book knowing nothing about bitcoin save for the brief moment on The Big Bang Theory when it was mentioned, and by the end, I knew not only what bitcoin was, but also how to set up an account and even invest in it to ultimately make more money. Definitely informative and exciting.

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Interesting read, even for the nontechnical

After my husband told me to get this book because it covered the “ways of the future” I scoffed as I am NOT a computer person, nor am I even remotely familiar with the ideas in this book. But I relented and did it anyways, and I was surprised at what I actually took away from the book and was able to understand. Mr. Wright does an amazing job of taking something so incredibly complicated, and let’s face it, boring, and bring it to life so that even those such as myself who know nothing of these things can comprehend it all.
Block chain and crypto currency are the ways of the future and it’s something everyone will be hearing more about as our technological world continues to grow. This book is a definite must read for anyone interested in the future and great for future planning and investments. Highly recommended!