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Publisher's Summary

The innovative investor's guide to an entirely new asset class - from two experts on the cutting edge

With the rise of bitcoin and blockchain technology, investors can capitalize on the greatest investment opportunity since the Internet. Bitcoin was the first cryptoasset, but today there are over 800 and counting, including ether, ripple, litecoin, monero, and more. This clear, concise, and accessible guide from two industry insiders shows you how to navigate this brave new blockchain world - and how to invest in these emerging assets to secure your financial future.

Cryptoassets gives you all the tools you need:

  • An actionable framework for investigating and valuing cryptoassets
  • Portfolio management techniques to maximize returns while managing risk
  • Historical context and tips to navigate inevitable bubbles and manias
  • Practical guides to exchanges, wallets, capital market vehicles, and ICOs
  • Predictions on how blockchain technology may disrupt current portfolios

In addition to offering smart investment strategies, this authoritative resource will help you understand how these assets were created, how they work, and how they are evolving amid the blockchain revolution. The authors define a clear and original cryptoasset taxonomy, composed of cryptocurrencies, cryptocommodities, and cryptotokens, with insights into how each subset is blending technology and markets. You'll find a variety of methods to invest in these assets, whether through global exchanges that trade 24/7 or initial cryptoasset offerings (ICOs). By sequentially building on the concepts of each prior chapter, the book will provide you with a full understanding of the cryptoasset economy and the opportunities that await the innovative investor.

Cryptoassets represent the future of money and markets. This book is your guide to that future.

©2017 Chris Burniske and Jack Tatar (P)2017 McGraw-Hill Education

Critic Reviews

" Cryptoassets is an outstanding overview of the state of digital currencies and assets. Highly recommended for those who want to understand where finance is going." (Balaji S. Srinivasan, CEO of 21.co and board partner at Andreessen Horowitz)

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A Key to the a Future

A very difficult subject was dissected by this book. Buy the analog and the digital books and get yourself a highlighter. It’s similar to a college course

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Complete detail

This book goes into such detail it’s crazy. I was highly pleased by the amount he went into it. Not just about bitcoin or litecoin but the whole cryptoassests realm. And for someone who travels a lot by vehicle, it was perfect for the road!

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Doesn't fully apply

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

More modern depictions and descriptions. Its pretty clear that the writers are well into the "old days". They do talk about how this is a modern topic and it doesn't really mesh well with their old ideas and methodology, but they fall right back into them in chapters 12, 13, and 14.

Has Cryptoassets turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, just from these particular writers and contributors.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Somewhat disappointed, as I expected the book to be better. It also could achieved what it did, in much less time. They didn't need to write nearly as much as they did.

Any additional comments?

A lot of this book is mumbo jumbo. A lot of it is good and valid, but a lot is mumbo jumbo. For example, the explanation on asset classes. Ugh. As they say in the book, there is almost no way to fit most cryptos into any of those classes. Some will, but its very limited. Asset classes themselves border on mumbo jumbo, as the greater portion of the financial industry does. But even though they admit that its nearly impossible to classify most cryptos in terms of what asset class they fall under, they still go into agonizing detail about what asset classes are and how a few cryptos vaguely fall under the class. A complete waste of time. If you want to listen to this book, you'd be well served to skip 12, 13, and 14. This book should be half its current price at most.

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  • JCurtis
  • Sweet Home, oregon
  • 01-23-18

Timely. Well written. Excellently narrated.

as a non investor who got into cryptoassets because of an admiration for the technology and implication for social change, this book was a great introduction to the broad topic of investing in crypto assets. It does not get bogged down in the my new show. It presents a clear structure and Broad understanding of investing in context of cryptoassets. It is a great place to begin if you want to enter the market.

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The actual crypto parts are quite useful.

The book spends a lot of time on basic investing, diversification and history things like the tulip bubble. I suppose that’s fine for establishing the cred of the authors but isn’t really anything new to a typical tech investor.

Also- is it pronounced “dohje” or “dog-e” (doggy). Pronouncing doge so literally always seemed odd to me. Fwiw.

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Need a Bitcoin Entry Point?

This is it! Perfect introduction into the world of crypto assets explained thoroughly will detailed examples if real world crypto assets on the market today.

Contextualized alongside traditional investment vehicles makes this an easy primer for those somewhat familiar with the archaic investment opportunities that have favored the rich and wealthy up to this point. Highly, highly recommend.

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A must-read

Recommending to all my friends and family. A thorough history of crypto currency and the blockchain that's easy to understand. Excellent info on where and how to invest in this disruptive new technology and how it will change the future of investing.

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a good read or listen if you have Audible

Fairley high level of detail ...you should be more comfortable with this subject matter after going through this material

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Must read for any crypto investor

I enjoyed listening to this book . it's well structed and informative. Hopefully this sort of books will bring the smart money into Crypto market , not the bump and dump minds .

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Best book on crypto

This is one of a handful of good books on cryptocurrencies. It will give you a good foundation of the basics and a good summary of the history.

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  • Anon
  • 04-08-18

Best book I've found so far on the crypto industry

I've purchased five books about cryptoassets and none of them have been informative for an investor already involved/knowledgeable on the crypto industry.

This book is fantastic for beginners covering all bases and also sheds new light on areas for those already detailed in the crypto industry.

Lots of new information was learned along with past history and backgrounds on people and business structures.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-18-18

Very informative book

Information in this book is eye opening, loved every bit of it. Even though had to purchase a Kindle version because there is a lot of useful links to follow.

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  • Zak Hall
  • 03-05-18

Brilliant!

Great guide for anyone who's interested in crypto, beginner or experienced! I enjoyed every minuet.

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  • MrAJldn
  • 01-14-18

Crypto assets for the beginner, but V. USA focused...

This is a great introduction. It goes through some of the technical terms associated with crypto investments but isn’t sophisticated enough in places for those of us who may be familiar with the world. There are also frequent mentions of the IRS and US centric bodies which at times does limit the audience.
I would have liked to see further explanation of the proof of work bs proof of stake. And other things to look for in alt coins. The book was quite Bitcoin focused with some stores about other coins.
Generally very good. I am very glad I read it and have recommended it to colleagues and friends who ask me about crypto assets.

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  • Mr. Robins
  • 01-07-18

Solid introduction to crypto currency

easy to follow introduction to the world of crypto assets coins and tokens.

well read, easy to listen to voice.

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  • Crypto-Singh
  • 05-03-18

hmmmmm

Well to be perfectly honest, in my humble opinion, of course without offending anyone who thinks differently from my point of view, but also by looking into this matter in a different perspective and without being condemning of one's view's and by trying to make it objectified, and by considering each and every one's valid opinion, I honestly believe that I completely forgot what I was going to say.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-09-18

Not what I was expecting

This book is heavily focused on investing and investment strategies. Crypto currencies are just as talked about as any other market. The book brushes over the technological details of the crypto currencies it's discussing. It sounded like an informercial and the whole time I felt like I was being sold something.
This book is suitable for people who already have investments and are looking to add crypto to their portfolio but not someone just wants to learn about crypto currencies.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-19-18

Great knowledge

Thank you for giving me an understanding of Crypto Assets, their attributes and Investment value.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-08-18

A rational guide to crypto assets.

great for beginners, very clear and easy to understand. also great for a more in depth history of assets and investment strategy

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  • Jayden Andrew
  • 05-03-18

Interesting from start to finish

Good narrator. Great content. If you want to learn more about crypto assets and how to approach investing in them, this audiobook is well worth a listen.

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  • Richard McKenna
  • 04-20-18

loved it. well done .

a really good book that will hold it self for years to come even in the changing market. it will need updates as the years go by however.

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  • SKabul
  • 03-23-18

Clear explanation of Crypto Invesment

What did you like most about Cryptoassets?

I like how clear the book explains the Crypto and Investment world. Obviously it is written professionally and also understandable for a everyday person. Highly recommended.

Have you listened to any of Dave Clark’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, this was the first time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-03-18

Great 1st book when looking to understand crypto

while investment strategies arent exactly covered in too useful a manner for traders its great for investors and a choice strating point for building your knowledge of crypto