• Inventing Bitcoin

  • The Technology Behind the First Truly Scarce and Decentralized Money Explained
  • By: Yan Pritzker
  • Narrated by: Guy Swann
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Bitcoin may well be the greatest invention of our time, and most people have no idea what it is or how it works. Walking through its invention, step by step, this short audiobook is critical before you invest. Learn why Bitcoin was invented and how it works.

Praise for the book:

"Having read virtually every Bitcoin explainer, I believe it’s the best from-scratch introduction to Bitcoin, requiring no prior knowledge at all. I will be referring newcomers to it from now on." (Nic Carter, founding partner of Castle Island Ventures)

©2019 Yan Pritzker (P)2020 Guy Swann

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A step closer to understanding Bitcoin

This audio book does a fantastic job explaining the more technical topics in Bitcoin. The author does a great job of making this content interesting and easy to follow along. I recommend this book for anyone that is interested in Bitcoin, although it would really be most useful for beginners and novice users.

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Simple and straightforward

Delivered a very good starting point to someone that new nothing about the subject. Explains the key challenges that block chain currency had to overcome

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A great introduction to Bitcoins technical side.

Relatively short, but very understandable introduction to how Bitcoin works, how it's evolving, and why it will be difficult to replace with a better version.

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Great For Newcoiners and Bitcoiners Alike

Interested in increasing your understanding of the bitcoin network, it's origins, function, and future? Yan Pritzker's seminal work (narrated by the infamous Guy Swann) is an engaging and intuitive exploration of all the above. If you only read (listen to?) one bitcoin book, you can't go wrong with Inventing Bitcoin. Well written and easy to grasp, yet detailed enough with technical and philosophical nooks and crannies for several repeat listens (reads?) With bitcoin poised to change the world, don't leave knowledge about this paradigm shift on the table. Check out Inventing Bitcoin by Yan Pritzker. You can thank me later.

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  • 07-30-20

Inventing Bitcoin - Gets into details stays light.

I plan on listening to this book again tomorrow, It crystallizes the operational details of what Bitcoin is and how it operates, while being a smooth listen. Guy Swann is a great narrator in the Bitcoin space. It is good that the author makes suggestions throughout for further study or connection within the Bitcoin community. I may append to this review after second listen. Wishing all listeners the Best in Bitcoin. Get off 0 and get involved.

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Love the simplicity

This book is excellent for people who have gotten some superficial exposure to bitcoin and want to know it works without it getting too technical. It breaks things down relatively simply and it is very concise and accessible. Highly recommend.

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Inventing Bitcoin is outstanding!

Inventing Bitcoin takes a seemingly complex subject like Bitcoin and breaks it down and makes it understandable to the average person. As someone who is a relatively new to bitcoin I highly recommend, I feel more comfortable buying now that I understand why it was created and how it works. Great listen!

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Wonderful book

Great for anyone wanting a good overview of the bitcoin network and game theory. Really enjoyed. I will read It again shortly to take even more in.

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An excellent primer on Bitcoin

This is a great audiobook to learn more about what Bitcoin is, why it’s important, and what you should do about it. The reader (Guy Swann) is a passionate pro. The author is equally passionate and conveys some fairly complex ideas in an accessible package. Super easy to understand. I’d recommend this book for anyone who wants to dive deeper down the Bitcoin rabbit hole.

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  • 07-28-20

very good to start with

it provides all you need to know about bitcoin if you start with it as well as further references to further dig into the subject

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  • Andy
  • 05-23-20

Great introduction into how Bitcoin works

Brilliant book explaining the technicalities behind Bitcoin and goes into enough detail explaining how the ledger works without becoming too confusing for newbies. Love the narrator Guy Swann, quickly becoming the voice of Bitcoin! Thank you Yan keep doing what your doing!

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  • James
  • 04-29-20

The best introduction to bitcoin

If you are new to bitcoin you probably have a lots of questions and maybe some ideas about why it can't work. This book does a brilliant job of explaining bitcoin as an invention: a breakthrough in computer science and the use of human incentives. You also come a way with a real appreciation for why it is so difficult to stop bitcoin or replicate it's success. This is the perfect place to start to get to grips with the subject - I dont know anywhere else where so much ground is covered so well in such a short read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-02-20

Badly narrated

Compared with other books I’d listened it was hard to stay focused because of a computer like narrator.