• Cryptocurrencies simply explained

  • Bitcoin, Ethereum, Blockchain, ICOs, Decentralization, Mining & Co.
  • By: Julian Hosp
  • Narrated by: Julian Hosp
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-26-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: ABOD Verlag
  • 4 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

Regular price: $12.90

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Publisher's Summary

The easiest way into the world of blockchain, cryptocurrency, decentralization, bitcoin, icos, and Co.: Have you ever asked yourself what a cryptocurrency, a blockchain, or Bitcoin is? How about the word "decentralization"? You might have heard that "these things are coming" and "will take over the world." No matter if you have or haven't, "they" are right - these things are coming. And "these things" will play just as important a role as the internet has for the past 20 years. You know who "won" with the internet?

The people who started preparing for it at the beginning, using it personally or for their business before others did. With this new technology called blockchain, a similar window of opportunity has started to open. If you have no clue what a blockchain, a cryptocurrency, or Bitcoin is, don't worry - most of the population doesn't. One of the main challenges for anyone trying to get familiar with these topics is the question of "Where should I start?" This is exactly what prompted me to create this audiobook.

In the simplest way possible, I will explain all the aforementioned points so even a 10-year-old could understand them. At the same time, I will reference the details on a technical level to give you both the large scale and the detailed picture. Explaining something to a 10-year-old is in no way a commentary on anyone's intelligence. I'm just following Albert Einstein's advice: "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." My ultimate goal is to make people all around the world #CRYPTOFIT. I. E. fit for this new wave of decentralization and blockchain.
©2018 Dr. Julian Hosp (P)2018 ABOD Verlag

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Horrible narration

Mr. Host could have hired someone to do a professional narration of his book. He obviously doesn’t understand the concept of an audiobook nor does he has the required diction to narrate it. It actually gets you very distracted and annoyed, so much so I couldn’t pay attention to the content.

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Good base for crypto understanding

I could have done without all of the self promotion before and after the content. Overall it was good content.

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tops

the Eric Ries of ledger tech - structured and most important its repeatable a must

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Wish he got a processional narrator

Really great an simple explanation of crypto-currency and blockchain
But hard to keep up with the narrator as he is trying so hard to keep talking!

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meh..

narrators voice / accent can be hard to understand at times. Good explanation of cryptocurrency though

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  • Alan
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Decent Introduction to Cryptocurrency

The content was very straightforward and provided the basic understanding of cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology (the blockchain). The overall flow from chapter to chapter was well done, but I found that the book lacked structure within each chapter. The author would casually switch gears or topics suddenly and go on tangents.

My biggest gripe is with the self-narration by Julian Hosp himself. While his enthusiasm is welcomed, and his English speaking was well understood (despite his Austrian accent), I found that he often went off script way too much, self-promoted excessively, and stuttered too many times for this to feel like a true audiobook. The “reading” felt more like a live podcast reading instead of a well-edited version of his book and I don’t agree on the $8 price point for a 5 hour podcast. Again, the information within was good (albeit basic like you can find in other books about cryptocurrency) it’s just Julian’s enthusiasm doesn’t lend well to the audio book format. He does well on podcasts and videos, but I listen to audiobooks to hear the words on the page, not for the color commentary. I was never sure when the writing was over and Julian was talking off script (I assume it was usually when he would speed up excitedly and talk a mile-a-minute, and use phrases like “very very very very good” instead of an appropriate emphatic adjective like “superb”)

I think overall the content within establishes a sound foundation but would not recommend you ONLY read this book. Definitely complement this with another 1 or 2 cryptocurrency/blockchain books. He definitely hits all the major points but sometimes glosses over certain topics or focuses too much on what clearly is of most interest to him. While I appreciated his passion for the topic, I think the narration would’ve been better served by someone more objective.

3.5/5 stars (I gave the 0.5 bonus since I heard about this book via a Reddit post of a photograph of Elon Musk with Dr. Hosp‘s book in-hand)

With all that being said, I guess the self-promotion worked a little because now I’m off to check out the #CryptoFit community and the TenX website....

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Just like the title says.

Perfect overview for someone new to this space and looking to understand the fundamentals. Hodl.

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